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Holiday Survival Guide: 20 Essential Crafts

By: Jennifer Bendix, Editor,

Mini Pom Pom Table Top Christmas Tree Read more at are our specialty, so we know just how hard they can be to plan for. To make things easier on you this year, we have compiled 20 essential crafts to help you survive the holiday season. Whether you are in need of some last-minute holiday ideas or new inspiration to plan ahead for your next event, you'll find it in our collection. Take a few hints from our handy collection, Holiday Survival Guide: 20 Essential Crafts and prepare for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day without the stress or panic.

In this collection, you will find our greatest ideas for all the major holidays. You'll be sure to find just what you need to put your mind at ease this season. From handmade home decor to outdoor crafts to handmade centerpieces to handmade cards, these simple crafts are just what you need to enhance your holiday home.


Holiday Survival Guide: 20 Essential Crafts

Table of Contents

Surviving Halloween

Surviving Thanksgiving

Surviving Christmas

Surviving Valentine's Day


Surviving Halloween

Grumpy Cat Painted Pumpkin

Looking for Halloween projects to get you into the spooky spirit of the holiday? We've got your covered with these phenomenal and fun Halloween craft ideas. From decorations to pumpkin patterns, you'll find what you need to make Halloween a hit.

Grumpy Cat Painted Pumpkin

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

Candy Corn Vases

Twilight Cupcake Stand

Snake Wrapped Candle Holder



Surviving Thanksgiving

Crochet Turkey Coaster

Browse through our essential craft ideas for Thanksgiving! From handmade decorations to dinner table centerpieces to easy turkeys crafts, you'll find something perfect for Thanksgiving here. Don't panic when it's time to start planning for Turkey Day, keep calm and craft on with these simple, festive crafts.

Crochet Turkey Coasters

Give Thanks Decorative Board

Burlap and Corn Husk Table Runner

Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

Easy-Peasy Thanksgiving Printable



Surviving Christmas

Pallet Wood Snowflake Chargers

It doesn't get more fun than crafting for Christmas! Browse through these easy Christmas crafts and craft for Christmas all season long. These Christmas crafts are sure to make this holiday season the best celebration yet.

Pallet Wood Snowflake Table Chargers

Santa's List Gift Box

Homemade Lavender Oil

Mini Pom Pom Table Top Christmas Tree

Easy Washi Tape Ornaments



Surviving Valentine's Day

Pillow of Love

Big news! You don't have to overspend in order to make Valentine's Day a special holiday. With the help of our essential Valentine's Day crafts, you'll have inexpensive ways to show your love. Since these Valentine's Day crafts are homemade, they're extra sentimental. Get crafting for your sweetie today.

Pillow of Love

Easy Peasy Tissue Paper Valentines

Simple Candy Party Stand

Upcycled Candy Heart Box

Valentine's Day Bunting


400+ Holiday Party Ideas Organized by OccasionLooking to throw a holiday party? We've got you covered with ideas for every occasion in this collection of 400+ Holiday Party Ideas Organized by Occasion!




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