Holiday Decorations & Crafts

Making your own decorations is a truly thoughtful way to celebrate the holiday. The decorations will add charm to your home. These books help you to learn how to make holiday decorations, and by creating your own unique decorations, you will have a store of happy memories to bring out each year. 

Celebrating the Jewish Holidays: Cooking, Crafts, and Traditions by Devorah Levinrad

Discusses each holiday’s history and customs, includes menus and recipes for traditional foods, and gives instructions for holiday crafts.

Christmas ornaments : 27 charming decorations to make, from wreaths and garlands to baubles and table centerpieces by Chris Myers  

The 27 projects in Christmas Ornaments are divided into Tree Decorations, Wreaths and Garlands, and Table Decorations, covering every aspect of decorating your home for this special time of year. With an emphasis on simple Scandinavian style and easy techniques, these are quick makes with no special skills required, just basic sewing, cutting, sticking, and arranging.

Origami Holiday Decorations by Florence Temko

Make festive origami holiday decorations with this easy origami book. Beautify your home or classroom for the holidays with unique and elegant origami paper craft ornaments by world renowned origami artist, Florence Temko.

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts: More Than 40 Festive Project by Alice Hornecke

A delightful collection of 43 papercraft projects, ideal for crafters at every level. Includes photos, templates, and instructions for an origami wreath, cut-out snowflakes, place setting accessories, and much more.

Stitched Holiday Ornaments  by Alyxander Thomasin

Stitched Holiday Ornaments: 25+ Beaded Treasures is ideal for any bead stitcher hungry for a challenge with a great range of appealing projects. It includes 25+ detailed ornaments made with popular stitches such as peyote stitch, netting, bead embroidery, and herringbone, in addition to general bead weaving techniques. Use easy-to-find seed beads, pearls, crystals, and more, and follow step-by-step instructions and illustrations to create a lovely collection of stitched holiday ornaments

Christmas Tree Book: The Step-by-Step Guide to Buying and Decorating Your Tree with Lighting, Ornaments, Ribbons, and More! by Cassie Kitzmiller

 In The Christmas Tree Book, author and interior designer Cassie Kitzmiller pulls from over a decade of professional holiday decorating experience to provide you with everything you need to design your best looking Christmas tree ever! Throughout the book, Cassie shares with you the materials, techniques, and time-saving shortcuts that she uses to design show-stopping trees.

A Very Merry Paper Christmas: 25 Creative Ornaments & Decorations by Lark Crafts

Celebrate in style with your own festive, homemade paper crafts. From wreaths and buntings to table settings, tree toppers, and ornaments, this collection of 25 projects offers a bounty of decorative items for a beautiful holiday.

You can also visit the Library’s digital subscription to Creativebug.  Creativebug includes video tutorials, instructions, and templates to create not only holiday crafts, but also decorations that can be enjoyed all winter long! You can learn how to make a post-it-note holiday wreath, mitten garland, Hanukkah wrapped gifts, winter wreaths, and more!

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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