Christmas 101

Nothing captures the true spirit of Christmas better than making unique presents and trimmings for your home and tree. For many crafters it is a year round labor of love, gathering materials, finding new plans or patterns for projects that starts on Boxing Day. For others it is a way to make a few special gifts or decorations during the holiday season that can't be bought at the mall. We have put together a collection of links ranging from quite involved projects to quick and easy ideas for last minute situations.

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All About Christmas Trees 101

Care and Selecting

Pick a tree that looks fresh and healthy to start with, dry needles, excessive needle loss, disclored foliage,
musty odor, and wrinkled bark are all signs of deterioration. If you are in doubt about any of the trees on a lot
move on to the next one.

Store your tree in a cool shady place, garage or covered porch until you are ready to bring it inside.

Trim a thin disk off the bottom of the trunk just before placing it in your stand. A good rule of thumb is to have
one quart capacity for each inch of diameter of the trunk.

With an electric drill bore a hole in the center of the trunk to accept the spike in the tree stand, this will also help the tree to absorb water.

Your tree will be very thirsty the first few days it is brought inside so keep an close eye on the water supply.

Situate the tree away from heat sources, registers, fireplaces, etc. and drafts.

Inspect each string of lights before putting them on the tree.

Do not use candles or any other source of open flame decorations.

Types of Trees to Choose From For A Christmas Tree

Christmas Angel Crafts

Adriana The Kitchen Angel

Angel Milk Carton Creation (For Kids)

Great Selection of Free Crochet Angels Patter

Peaches Ballerina Angel

Christmas Cards To Make Yourself


Download and Print Free Christmas Cards from Traditional Wishes

How to Make a Decoupage Christmas Card With Pattern

Free Printable Christmas Cardsl

Gingerbread House Card

Fabric Tartan Ribbon Christmas Card Pattern


Free Christmas Clip Art

Free Christmas Candles Clipart

Free Nativity Clipart

Free Santa Clipart

Free Snowman Clipart

Free Christmas Tree Clipart

Free Christmas Ornament Clipart

Free Reindeer Clipart

Download Christmas Scrapbooking Embellishments .png Files. Nice selection of Christmas Graphics to use on Christmas Cards, Scrapbooking or fun projects with a Easter theme. Click on picture to view more scrapbooking printables.

Make Your Own Christmas Centerpiece

4 Lovely ideas for Christmas Centerpieces

Pile of Gifts Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Activities for Children

activites Ebook

Christmas Activity Ebook free from

Downloadable Tree Ornaments To Make

Downloadable Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas Games and Puzzles

Online Dress The Snowman Game

Visit the North Pole for Tons of Fun Activties

Christmas Coloring Pages For Children

The Nativity Story for Children

Miscellaneous Christmas Ideas

Stocking Mantel Hanger

Palm Tree Yard Decoration

Christmas Pinata

Holiday Projects - from Absolutely Free Plans

How to Make Christmas Tree Luminaries

How to Make a Christmas Party Cracker

How To Make a Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Christmas Fonts to Download

How To Make Your Christmas Safe For Your Pet

Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts You Can Make

Birthday Calendar

Gifts in a Jar

Make Your Own Gag Gifts Free Label Templates to Download

Framed Print You can Make Yourself

Free Pattern For Christmas Potholders (sewing)

Cookie and Cocoa Basket

Make a Family Photo Collage

Make a Favorite Music CD and Decorate Your Own CD Cover (Template)

Potpourri Candle

Creative Ways to Give a Gift of Money

Christmas Cookie Recipes

No Bake Santa Cookies

Chocolate Rum Balls

Scotch Shortbread Cookies

How to Make a Gingerbread House (Pattern and recipe)

Free Christmas Downloads

Free Christmas Screensavers

Free Christmas Wallpaper

Free Christmas Clipart

Free Christmas Printables

Free Christmas Printables Door Knob Hangers

Christmas Present Wrapping Ideas

Free Downloadable Gift Tags

How to Wrap a Present Nicely

Free Templates For Gift Card Enclosures

How to Wrap an Odd Shaped Christmas Gift (video)

Christmas Music

Listen Free Internet Christmas Radio Stations

Free Christmas Music Downloads

Christmas Music Guitar Tabs

Lyrics to Your Favorite Christmas Carols

Sing Along To Favorite Christmas Songs

Guess The Christmas Carols Puzzle

Christmas Midi Files from Medieval to Modern

Christmas Pine Cone Crafts

Pine Cone Christmas Wind Chimes

Pine Cone Angel Craft

Scented Pine Cone Firestarters

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Christmas Recipes From Around the World

Amaretti Traditional Italian Christmas Treat

Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Favorite Christams Recipes from Spain

How To Make a Whimsical Santa Stuck In the Chimney Cake

Christmas Santa Crafts

Great Selection of Free Crochet Santa Claus Patterns

Santa and Reindeer Display

Santa Claus Scroll Saw Patterns

Knitted Santa

Make a Birch Reindeer

Christmas Snowflake Crafts

Snowflake Made From Paper

Lots of Free Crochet Snowflake Patterns

How To Make A 3-D Paper Snowflake

Crocheted Snowflake Afghan

Christmas Snowman Crafts

Clothespin Snowman

Crochet Snowman Patterns

Make a Cute Snowman Out of a Pop Bottle

Snowman Gift Jars

Christmas Stockings To Make

Crochet Christmas Stocking Patterns Nice Selection

Stocking Mantel Hanger

Pet Stocking To Make

Make a Cowboy Boot Christmas Stocking

Knitted Christmas Stocking Pattern

How to Make a Christmas Stocking (video)

Traditions and Historical Information About Christmas

History of the Christmas Tree

History of the Christmas Card

History of Santa Claus

The History of Gingerbread

Christmas Traditions Around the World

25 Free Christmas Stencils

Keeping Christmas in Elizabethan England

Yule-Tide In Many Lands (Free eBook)

Christmas Tree Ornament Crafts

Early American Tin Punch Ornament

Make A Cute Sledding Penquin

Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns

Tree Skirt Pattern Ho Ho Ho

Crochet Patterns For Christmas Tree Skirts

Nutcracker Tree Skirt Applique Pattern

Folkloric Tree Skirt To Make


Free Project Plan

Mantel Stocking Hanger

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