Homemade Christmas tree ornaments made of felt, salt dough or rolled paper are fun Christmas craft projects with free patterns or instructions available at BHG.com. Free Christmas-themed paper craft templates for cards, gift tags and even containers for food gifts are available at HGTV.com. WomansDay.com offers free patterns and instructions for several projects including a very simple, leaf motif Christmas wreath and kid friendly string snowballs.
Starting with a free pattern found online and using common household materials for supplies, families may enjoy creating felt ornaments including a Christmas tree, a wreath and a bell. Dough made of flour, salt and water can be colored, shaped and baked to make old-fashioned tree ornaments in any shape or style. Glue is the key to turning fabric scraps into a lovely wreath and string into a delicate looking snowball. Rolled strips of paper turn into a wonderful snowflake ornament that can turn sparkly with just a little glue and glitter.
Free printable templates make all kinds of Christmas crafts easy and fun. Christmas card designs feature a paper reindeer, coiled yarn ornaments and a pen and ink Santa. Favor box patterns help wrap homemade baked goods and decorated paper rolled into a tube makes a cheery container for popcorn. Individuals can print and cut out gift tags to attach them to gifts in just minutes using free templates.