Holiday Crafts for Decorating and Gift-giving

hands over holiday gift

Have you started your holiday shopping or decorating? Why not try making something this year? Decorate your home with handcrafted paper wreaths and Perler bead ornaments. Learn to crochet or sew personalized gifts for your family and friends (or treat yourself). Handmade items are a personal way to say you care, and making decorations is a fun holiday activity to do by yourself or with a group.

Come to a library program or check out a book or magazine to learn how to create presents and decorations. You can also find inspiration on the library’s craft database, Creativebug.

Library Programs
Paper Wreath

Paper Harvest Wreaths – Micanopy Branch, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., All Ages

Tower Crafts: Holiday Dot Journal Planner - Tower Road Branch, Thursday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m., Adults

Read 'em & Wreath - Newberry Branch, Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., Teens & Adults

MakerSpace Presents: Stitch Craft for Adults * – Headquarters Library, Thursday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m., Adults

Beading: Pony Beads – Archer Branch, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., All Ages

Fun with Perler Beads: Ornaments and Snowflakes * – Tower Road Branch, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m., Teens

Perler Bead Art - Micanopy Branch, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m., Teens

Open Sewing Lab – Headquarters Library, Thursday, Dec. 1 & 8, 3 p.m., Adults

Bead & Wire Pendant Craft for Adults * – Headquarters Library, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., Adults

Holiday Ornament Crafting - Tower Road Branch, Thursday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Ages 5 and up

Winter Craft Workshop * - Millhopper Branch, Thursday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Teens

DIY Holiday Ornaments – Micanopy Branch, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Adults

*Program requires registration.

Books and eBooks
book cover of "The Artful Year" by Jean Van't Hul

The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts by Jean Van’t Hul

Christmas at Home: Holiday Decorating, Crafts, Recipes by Country Living

Crochet for Christmas: 29 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Decorations and Gifts by Salena Baca

The Eco-Christmas Craft Book: 30 Stylish Festive Projects that Won’t Hurt the Planet by Marrianne Miall



book cover of "Homemade Holiday" by Sophie Pester

Handmade Christmas: Over 35 Step-by-Step Projects and Inspirational Ideas for the Festive Season by Emma Hardy

Holiday Cheer: Festive Inspirations for Your Best Season Ever! from the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living

Homemade Holiday: Craft Your Way Through More than 40 Festive Projects by Sophie Pester

Lovely Little Hand Embroidery: Projects for Holidays & Every Day by Shirley Cowan Hudson

Make It, Gift It: Handmade Gifts for Every Occasion by Mari Bolte


book cover of "A Very Merry Paper Christmas"

Pompom Noël: 33 Festive Pompoms to Make For Christmas by Alistair Macdonald

Taste of Home Handmade Christmas by Taste of Home

Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining by Danny Seo

A Very Merry Paper Christmas: 25 Creative Ornaments & Decorations by Anastasia Bosakowski

A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating, and Celebrating by Bob Richter

Wild + Free Holidays: 35 Festive Family Activities to Make the Season Bright by Ainsley Arment

cover of "Your Crochet Christmas" magazine


By BethN on November 22, 2022