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10 Holiday Crafts That Don’t Involve Glitter

by Sarah Bradley
craft & maker

Glitter!

It’s the holiday help-all that keeps on giving — on your clothes, furniture, even eyebrows — long after you have completed the crafting task at hand.

While the ever-present seasonal sparkler brings a dose of cheer, evoking images of frosted wonderlands, the romance of the New Year’s ball-drop, and the glitz of gifts and champagne — it’s a pain to work with and is easily overused.

If you want to avoid the substance entirely or simply want to tone down busy holiday decor with something more rustic and subtle, here is a list of easy arts and crafts — 100% glitter-free.


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1. Make wrapping paper with textiles or book pages.

photo courtesy of Carol Gibert

photo courtesy of Carol Gibert

2. Turn mason jars into candle holders (can also fill with pebbles, buttons, seashells)

3. Spice up the tree with cinnamon stick ornaments.

4. Turn your wine drinking into a craft project with this cork garland.

 

5. Cover block letters with sheet music for classic carols.


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6. Give Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree a run for its money — make an adorable wire tree.

7. Light up the house with pinecone fire-starters strung with twine.

 

8. Deck the halls with boughs of music with these wreaths made of burlap sacks, sheet music, and/or twigs.

9. In lieu of an overly-precious glitter-doused doily, make snowflakes using twig, sprigs of pine, buttons, and twine.

10. Create a rustic coffee table using wood logs.


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Sarah Bradley

Sarah is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, music enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors.