Craft Roundup: Mid-Month Holiday Inspiration

As we approach the halfway mark of December and Christmas planning, many families find themselves ready to attend parties, give gifts and add a few extra decorations to brighten up their homes. If that's the case for you, this week's roundup has some ornament ideas, decor inspiration and a few gift presentation to boot! How do you present gifts, whether huge and elaborate or small and handmade, to your family, friends and neighbors?

Paper Straw Easel

Now all of your child's artwork, no matter how small, can be displayed as masterpieces. Wants and Wishes Design shows you how to make this all-straw easel that's ready for art as soon as you're done, including Christmas doodles!

DIY North Pole Ornament

There's a lot going on in this ornament. Tatertots and Jello turned an empty glass ornament and filled it with some holiday crafty staples.

Stitched Felt Ornaments

A new ornament for the tree doesn't have to take a lot of work to make. Nest of Posies created a batch of fabric ornaments using the stitches found on a sewing machine, resulting in some fantastic effects.

Free Printable: Mason Jar Chalkboard Labels

Giving away some baked goods you and the kids made this holiday season? Try topping the package with one of these sweet and trendy gift labels by the Crafts with Jars blog.

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