Favourite Moore Museum Holiday Crafts to Make at Home

Holiday Crafts at Home

We hope you enjoy creating some holiday traditions at home!

The final craft in our holiday series is a cone wreath! If you're looking for a fun and easy way to make some holiday decor at home, check out this video as well as all the others in our series on our Youtube channel.

photo of cone wreathCone Wreath

This week’s craft is a large natural swag! Early settlers were resourceful in their decorating, anything they could find outside with a fresh scent and bright colour could be used to decorate in the home. Swags and boughs would be put up in windows and on railings. You can make a natural swag too! Follow the link below to find our tutorial on large natural swags.

Large Natural Swag

This week's craft is Homespun Crazy Quilt Balls.  Create the look of a cozy patchwork quilt with this craft.  Quilting was a common activity for pioneer women, and an excellent way for them to reuse worn garments or blankets to create something new. We’d love to see your creations too.  Post a photo as a Facebook comment or tag us #mooremuseum on Instagram!

photo of quilted ball craft in a basket

Previous crafts:

Splatter Painted Boxes. Originally a way of making plain furniture more decorative, splatter painting enjoyed a renewed popularity in a late-1940s art movement.  The splatter painted box in this video makes a great hand-crafted holiday gift.

photo of wooden boxes painted with splatter paint


Tissue Paper Balls.  These popular decorations of the mid-20th century were ones which stored flat but opened to reveal a beautiful honeycomb design.  This video will show you how to create these intriguing designs yourself. 

photo of tissue paper ball

Scrap Work Balls.  In pioneer, Victorian and even early 20th century homes, no scrap, whether paper or fabric, would go to waste.  With this in mind, this craft uses small circles of paper to create a beautiful hanging ornament.  To watch the video of instructions for this craft, click here.

grouping of scrap work ball crafts suspended on strings