These Christmas craft ideas will be fun to create and they will make the gifts under your tree sparkle like the faces that receive them. Just don’t tell anyone you saved money on the wrappings!
Turn on the Christmas Music and catch the spirit. It’s time to start creating and decorating. Let’s adorn some plain bags with a few
free Christmas stencils.
You’ll have so much fun with these Christmas craft ideas and just look at the cute gift bags you’ll make. Not to mention that it’s easy and you can save money on gift wrapping supplies. I bought a pack of 10 plain white bags from the local dollar store. I bet that you might even have a few plain brown ones that you have brought home from some of your shopping trips. Well, you can use those too.
And while we are talking about saving money, most of these bags are made with printable Christmas stencils stencils that you can find right here - just check the right column for more great ideas!
Plus you’ll find a great idea for decorating a plain box. I can’t wait so let’s get started - Join me in the video below!
These cute ornaments will add a festive and joyous flair to your Christmas decorations!
Here are a couple of hints for working with free stencils to print. Before you cut them out, cover the top of the paper with a clear protective coating like clear shelf liner. This way you can use your stencil again and again. After painting, just wipe off the top with a damp cloth and store it in a book to keep it flat.
You know what would be a lovely match for these cute bags? Some custom made gift tags. Just go to Christmas Projects for more about using stencils to make your own. Your gifts will be the talk of the Holidays!
This is just one of the many Christmas craft ideas we have for you. Make sure you check out the list on the right!
Didn’t it come out cute! And notice that it doesn’t feature the normal red and green. It’s great to weave some other colors into the mix for the Holidays.
You may notice a gold bag in the top picture with a purple ornament. Well, that was just a plain brown bag that I spray painted gold before the stencils went on. This idea can open up a new world for your Christmas craft ideas. Paint bags silver and gold, red and green or fuchsia and cyan (for a real retro look).
By the way, you may have noticed above that I only suggested to cover the top of the paper with a clear protective coating. That’s because a slick back will encourage paint to seep under and mess up your clean paint lines.
If you just want to stay with the traditional that’s great too. Check out the free Christmas tree stencil patterns!
Free Christmas Projects and Crafts, you'll find lots of free creative Christmas craft projects, ideas, patterns, freebies, recipes, etc. for many holiday hours of fun!
Here’s the next stencil for our Christmas craft ideas. It’s a little different, isn’t it? Would you like to see this pattern used to make a cute retro tree skirt? Then go to Christmas Art Craft for many ideas about using these free stencils in ways other than with paint.
Did you know that these
free printable stencils can be adjusted to fit your project area? Just check the settings when your print screen comes up and see if it will allow you to change the size of the print (it may be looking for a percentage). If that’s not an option, take the printed stencil to a copy machine and enlarge or reduce.
Fa, la, la, la, la ... and just a plain brown bag comes alive with the sound of music!
With your creativity and a few Christmas stencils, you can create your way into a very unique, one of a kind Holiday setting. You’ll have fun the whole time while planning and crafting. Plus you’ll save a little doe - and who can’t use that this time of year!
I’ll bet you can come up with at least a hundred more Christmas craft ideas from just the few that I am able to put here on these pages. Well, that’s the idea. This is all here just to inspire you!
Want more ideas for Homemade Christmas Crafts? Here's a fun way to dress up your Holiday Table. Hand painted cloth napkins are easy to create with stencils and these are also made using free Christmas stencils. Yeah, that's right! Free! We give you great Christmas craft ideas, fun projects and free stuff. Check out the list on the right for many more Christmas craft ideas!
Wait there’s more! Get the scoop on the ornaments at Christmas Art Activities. Just a clue - they started out as the clear glass ornaments you can buy in boxes at the craft supply stores.
Now here’s the fun Christmas craft ideas video I promised you!
In the video we used an ornament stencil as a mask. Experimenting with this form of stenciling in your arts and crafts will open a lot of windows for creating. To learn more about this fun twist to a great hobby go to Stencil Mask for an informative video.
We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!
The books below each include stencils for Christmas craft ideas. Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!
Click on any Book Cover Image for Project Ideas.
All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.
If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.
Classic Christmas Card Stencils
The reindeer stencil used in the video is part of the Classic Christmas Card Stencils Collection which is available to you in this e-book. Stencils included are the Christmas tree and star, the reindeer, the ornament and bow and of course the carolers. Included is a pattern so that you can make matching envelopes. It has complete instructions and many ideas for creating a variety of cards.
And it's only $4.50.
To get this Book in Print for just $14.95 click here:
Christmas: A Book of Stencils
This collection includes 9 designs. They are Santa Claus, a Reindeer, a Christmas Tree (with options for decorations), a Candle with Holly Accents, Bells with a Bow, a Gingerbread Boy and Girl, and a String of Lights.
This purchase is for a 42 Page PDF file that will be e-mailed to you directly.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
Flying Reindeer Christmas Stencils
Do you like the Reindeer Prints pictured here? They're very easy 2 overlay stencils in a down-loadable pdf file so that you can get your stencils right away (they will be e-mailed to you). Complete instructions included.
This stencil book is not available in print.
Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils
This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays. Maybe the fleur de lis is not what you might think of for Christmas craft ideas but they do lend a classic feel to the Holidays!
This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
Angels: A Book of Stencils
These will be wonderful additions to your Christmas Craft Ideas.
This collection includes 4 designs- Angel in Thought, Young Angel, Angel with Trumpet and Guardian Angel. Angels are a classic addition to your Christmas Arts and Crafts.
This purchase is of a PDF file with 32 pages.
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
And hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your Christmas Craft Ideas (or any of your stenciling art for that matter). Just click on Stenciling Projects to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.
If you'd rather have your Stencil Pattern Books in Print (like these or the ones above) then visit our Printer's Book Shop for a large variety of stencil collections. These books are easy to follow and come with complete instructions. You'll find all of the stencil designs used as samples throughout this site.
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If you love making things then Christmas is the very best time of year. This site has so many ideas that I wanted to put all the links to Christmas Crafts at your fingertips - after all, time is of the essence this time of year! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Angel Stencil - Free Angel Stencils.
Christmas Art Activities - Decorate Ornaments with Stencils.
Christmas Art Craft - Find great ideas for making Tree Skirts with Stencils.
Christmas Art Ideas - Watch a Video for more Christmas Craft Ideas.
Christmas Art Prints - Find a new way to use Holiday Decorations.
Christmas Art Projects - Watch a video about using Stencils to create in different ways other than with paint.
Christmas Card Templates
Christmas Arts and Crafts - Make a beautiful candle holder with Stencils.
Christmas Card Ideas
Christmas Craft Activities - Use Stencils to make unique Stockings to hang by the fire.
Christmas Craft Ideas - Decorate Gift Bags.
Christmas Craft Patterns
Christmas Projects - Decorate unique Gift Tags.
Christmas Tree Stencils
Free Christmas Stencils
Gingerbread Man Stencil - Ideas and a Free Stencil.
Holiday Crafts - Here is the place for all your Holiday Crafts.
Holiday Stencil - Watch a Video with a unique way of using Stencils for Holiday Decorations.
Homemade Christmas Crafts - See how to use Stencils to embellish cloth napkins.
Make a Snowflake
Printable Christmas Stencils
Snowflake Crafts - Gift and Decoration Ideas with Artful Snowflakes.
Snowflake Designs - Here is where you'll see how to put your Snowflake Designs to use making unique gifts.
Snowflake Patterns - Make 3-D Snowflake Decorations.
Well, I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas Crafts and please come back year round for many other decorating ideas with Stencils!
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MisterArt.com has a dedicated department for stencil supplies. Here you'll find stencil films, paints, books and tools plus and extensive selection of applicators including brushes and sponges.
In these times, we're always looking for a bargain. CreateForLess has a good selection of plastic palettes for you to choose. Plus you'll find Delta Ceramacoat and DecoArt Paints, stencil brushes and applicators, a few pre-cut stencil designs, and many other items on your stencil supplies checklist.
Joann.com carries a variety of high quality acrylic paints, great for stenciling. You'll find brands like Delta Ceramacoat, Folk Art, Americana and DecoArt. They also provide paint applicators and many other arts and crafts and stencil supplies.
If it's pre-cut stencil designs that you are looking for, then may I suggest Stencil Ease. They have decorative, alphabet and industrial designs or they can custom make one for you. You'll also find Americana Acrylic Paints and other stencil supplies.