Get crafty over Christmas at the library

The holiday season is well and truly upon us. I’m sure some of you have already decorated your trees, hung up your lights, and decked your halls. But, for those of you who haven’t or who are looking to add to your existing holiday decorations, I’ve got a great list of 5 holiday craft books that will help you add some DIY charm to your festive ornaments, displays, and tables.

 

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

This charming book has a little bit of everything to get your home (and belly) ready for the holidays. There are over 200 ideas tucked away in its pages and you’re sure to find some inspiration that will wow friends and family alike.

 

How to Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweaters: 20 Fun & Easy Holiday Projects to Craft and Create by Nicolette Lafonseca

The holiday season isn’t complete unless you’ve hosted or attended an ugly Christmas sweater party. Learn how to make your own ugly Christmas sweater and be the star of the next soiree!

 

Homemade Holiday by Sophie Pester and Catharina Bruns

Saving time and money over the holidays while also providing an impressive personal touch with decorating and gift-giving? Sign me up! On top of all that, many of the crafts in this book are kid-friendly.

 

Scandinavian Christmas Crafts and Recipes by Helene S. Lundberg

Who can resist the charm of Scandi-style around the holidays? These simple yet elegant crafts will make your home with ooze cozy charm and sophistication.

 

Craft it up Christmas around the World: 35 Fun Craft Projects Inspired by Traveling Adventures by Libby Abadee and Cath Armstrong

If you’re looking for a great book to teach your children about Christmas traditions around the world then you should definitely check this out. The authors have adapted 35 of those traditions into crafts that kids will love and parents will cherish for years to come.

 

If you want to borrow any of these books from the library, please visit our website at my.nflibrary.ca to place a hold online, call us at 905-356-8080, or come on in to any of our 4 locations across Niagara Falls.

 

We also have a whole slew of other holiday craft books, so if you’re looking for something different, a staff member would be more than happy to help you find the title that’s right for you.

 

Laura Chadwick is the Information Resources and Connections Librarian with the Niagara Falls Public Library.

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