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Homemade Christmas Gifts: 20 Easy Christmas Recipes and Holiday Crafts

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It's the Christmas season, and there's nothing like celebrating with some do-it-yourself gifts. From homemade Christmas recipes to Christmas craft ideas, we've got 20 of our favorite ways to make your holiday season a little jollier. If you're cooking for the holidays, these comforting holiday recipes will sure to create a Christmas atmosphere you won't ever forget.
 
Candy Cane Cookies: These cookies look as good as they taste. Our Candy Cane Cookies will bring out the holiday spirit in anyone lucky enough to take a bite! You'll be wishing you could have holiday foods all year round!   Edible Tree Ornaments: No Christmas party is complete without a tray of cutout cookies shaped like Christmas trees, stars, angels, and bells. And the best part about these cookies is that they can be used as ornaments, too, making them the ideal homemade Christmas gifts.
 
Cranberry Holiday Mold: When cranberry sauce just isn't special enough for your holiday dinner, this Cranberry Holiday Mold is what you need. This is definitely not your grandma's jello mold - it's an easy Christmas recipe that'll have you cooking for the holidays every year!   Butterscotch People: Gingerbread people are a Christmas cookie recipe favorite, but why not try this easy variation? We all love to decorate them, right? With this recipe we save baking time so there's more time to decorate. Then we can really get creative and give them away as homemade Christmas gifts!
 
Oatmeal Chippers in a Jar: Try this tasty cookie mix! Cookies in a Jar makes a great homemade Christmas gift idea! Giving away a Christmas cookie recipe to a loved one is a great way to bond...and give them the gift of a homemade dessert.   Chocolate Wreath Fudge: If you're cooking for the holidays, why not lay out a festive treat that'll look as good as it tastes! It will add to your table decor until it gets eaten! Put this beauty in among the rest of your holiday foods to make your Christmas buffet complete.
 
Brownie Bonbons: Want to make a Christmas treat that looks and tastes fancy without fuss and in no time? It can be your little holiday secret that these luscious brownie bonbons are such an easy Christmas recipe.   Lemon Christmas Cookies: Our bite-size holiday cookie balls with just a hint of lemon, are so festive-looking, they'll add sparkle to your dessert table easily. Plus, it's such an easy holiday cookie recipe that anyone can make 'em!
 
Holiday Cherry Nut Logs: These make edible holiday gift treats that "yule" love...and so will your gang. They're so versatile that they're welcome any time of year at all!   Holly Crackles: Need a star entry for your holiday cookie platter? Add some holiday cookie cheer with our Holly Crackles. They’re bite-sized wreath-shaped cookies that look just as good as they taste – and they always disappear in a wink.
 
These homemade Christmas gifts are the perfect way to say "Thanks!" to your loved ones. From homemade table runners to cozy wall hangings, these holiday crafts turn your house into a home. Check out these fantastic Christmas quilts for thoughtful gifts you can give to your loved ones.
 
Crazy Christmas Quilt: The Crazy Christmas Quilt is a charming addition to any home decor around the holidays. The appliqued poinsiettas add a distinctive Christmas spirit and works well as either a throw or a wall hanging.   Vintage Christmas Tree Wall Hanging: This adorable, festive Christmas tree quilt pattern brings a touch of Christmas spirit to your front door! The Vintage Christmas Tree Wallhanging is incredibly versatile and a fun holiday craft for the whole family. Plus, it makes for a wonderful homemade Christmas gift.
 
Quick and Easy Christmas Table Runner: Make a Quick and Easy Christmas Table Runner to fancy up all of the fabulous dishes you make while cooking for the holidays. This holiday craft adds a burst of holiday cheer to any buffet.   Christmas Star Quilt Block: Everyone loves the bright and cheery Christmas colors, so treat yourself or a friend to a Christmas design. This small and simple design is perfect for the budding crafter, especially when you're creating homemade Christmas gifts for the whole family.
 
Christmas Pot Holders: Looking for another way to work some holiday crafts into your kitchen during the holiday season? Whip up some Christmas Pot Holders to keep your Christmas spirit alive even while you're slaving over a holiday roast. Pot holders are a wonderful holiday craft to work on for the star cook in your life.   Candy Jar Quilted Table Runner: This candy jar quilt pattern is even more fun when you use fabric printed with Christmas treats to fill the appliqued jars. Place this table runner down on the dessert table during the holidays and watch your holiday foods disappear before your eyes!
 
Christmas Wishes Applique Quilt: This cheerful quilt comes with star, heart, house, and reindeer applique patterns for the center panel and borders. Dress up the outer border with Christmas quilt fabric and watch your family member's eyes light up as they open this wonderful homemade Christmas gift!   Figgy Christmas Quilt: The Figgy Christmas Quilt is a queen size Christmas bed quilt pattern you can display all winter long. The multicolored evergreens are not just Christmas theme appliques; these winter motifs will look stylish from November through February so you can enjoy your holiday craft long after the yule tide has rung!
 
Christmas Pinwheel Table Runner: This simple Christmas Pinwheel Table Runner is an easy holiday craft pattern for beginning quliters. Using convenient charm squares in red, green, and white, this pieced table runner could easily change colors to fit the holiday of your choice.   Snuggle Snowman Quilt: Who doesn't love snowmen? Make the whole family feel involved with this parent-and-child holiday pattern that'll make any room feel like a cozy haven on a cold winter's day.

 

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