hand made holiday

DIY holidays

hand made holiday


The holiday season is upon us! Are you ready to deck the halls? Would you like to try something different this year? If the answer is yes, holiday DIY books are your best friends. From personalizing your decorations to keeping you kids entertained, they are great resources for kicking off the holiday season. Keep reading to find the perfect holiday DIY book for you.


We start with the queen of crafts and her book Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations, an amazing option for year-round crafters.


Another popular publisher of holiday DYI books is Country Living Magazine with books like:

– Country Living Deck the Halls: Christmas Notecards, Labels, Ornaments, and Other Festive & Fun Projects (Katy McColl),

Country Living The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays (Serena Thompson).

– Country Living Merry & Bright: 301 Festive Ideas for Celebrating Christmas 


Two big publishers of holiday DIY books are Gooseberry Patch and Leisure Arts. Their series The Gooseberry Patch Christmas Books and The Spirit of Christmas respectively have over 15 books each on this topic.


If you are looking for more unique and original crafts check out the Swedish/Scandinavian DIY books. Some good ones are:

– Swedish Christmas Crafts (Helene S. Lunberg & Annika S. Hipple)

– Handmade Scandinavian Christmas: Everything You Need for a Simple Homemade Christmas (Hege Barnholt)

– Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights (Ernst Kirchsteiger)

– A Swedish Christmas: Simple Scandinavian Crafts, Recipes and Decorations (Caroline Wendt & Pernilla Wastberg).


You could also go vintage with Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s (Susan Waggoner).


For those wishing to get the whole family involved:

– Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake: Over 60 Festive Projects to Make With Your Kids (Annie Rigg & Catherine Woram)

– Kids Make Christmas: Over 40 Kids’ Craft Projects for Christmas (Pia Deges)



If you have teens or not-so-crafty relatives try:

– Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations (Amanda Carestio & Kathy Sheldon)

– Christmas Crafting in No Time (Clare Youngs)


Last but not least, Christmas Parties . . . What Do I Do? (Wilhelminia Ripple, Dianne Lorang & Heather Anderson) is a detailed how-to guide for all you holiday needs.


If you’d like some suggestions for non-holiday DIY books check our post Crafty Readers.


Merry crafting to all and to all a good craft!

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