Feeling crafty but you aren’t the crafty type? Or maybe you just don’t have the time or stamina for a major craft project, but want to be a little creative this time of year? Here are seven books to help you get your holiday crafting on without a lot of work.
Make & Play Christmas by Joey Chou
This book includes press-out pieces to put together and create several holiday ornaments or decorations, as well as tips and instructions for several other easy craft projects.
Gift Boxes to Decorate & Make: Christmas by Sarah Walsh
This book takes the concept of adult coloring books – then uses your colored masterpiece to create beautiful, custom gift boxes. Each page is perforated and pre-scored, so all you have to do is color and construct your boxes. This edition even includes sticker gift tags for sealing each box.
The Coloring Book of Cards & Envelope: Christmas by Rebecca Jones
Similarly, this book includes 24 cards and envelopes to be colored an put together, as well as stickers to seal each envelope. Instructions on the inside front cover show you how to fold the envelopes.
Press Out + Color Christmas Ornaments by Kate McLelland
Punch-out shapes from heavy paperboard and color to create fun, festive ornaments to hang on your tree – or even turn them into fun package toppers for your wrapping. The book includes 20 different ornaments to make and color, and can be a fun activity for a wide range of ages to participate in together.
Mary Engelbreit’s Color Me Christmas
This little book features 10 postcards, 15 gift tags, and 10 ornaments to be punched out and colored, all featuring illustrations by Mary Engelbreit.
Christmas to Color by Mary Tanana
Suppose you want the joy of coloring without the hassle of even minimal crafting? This book is just a coloring book, and the illustrations are really lovely and varied. This book was so popular in my house, I had to buy two copies – one for me and one for my husband. Couples coloring time!
Johanna’s Christmas by Johanna Basford
Beloved adult coloring book illustrator Johanna Basford brings her signature style to the Christmas season with this festive coloring book, featuring an assortment of intricate illustrations to color.
For the comments: What’s your favorite holiday craft?