A Christmas Showcase: Creative Homemade Arts and Crafts [PICS]

Nothing takes you back to the past like Christmas does – the cakes, the dinners, the reunions, the Christmas trees and the presents. And nothing makes Christmas more traditional than homemade decorations, crafts and gifts done by hand with your family and relatives. What makes it special is that what you are making cannot be bought from the store shelves. Well, at least that’s the concept of it.

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Here is a list of some pretty amazing crafts and creations we’ve found; some of them can be bought (let’s face it, not all of us are gifted in arts and crafts) or can serve as inspiration for your own custom-made creations. There are three sections: card designs, snowflake designs and some kickass gingerbread creations you don’t want to miss.

Creative Christmas Card Designs

Greeting cards are easy and fun to design. All you need is some paper, colored pens and creativity to put together a unique Christmas card. For geeks, well maybe these card designs can help.

Darth Vader. (Image Source: Etsy)

Storm Trooper. (Image Source: Etsy)

Dotted Christmas Tree. (Image Source: Etsy)

CSS Happy New Year. (Image Source: Code Cards)

QR Code Card. (Image Source: Etsy)

Star Wars Inspired Christmas Card. (Image Source: Etsy)

Geek Santa Emoticon. (Image Source: Zazzle)

8-Bit Snowy Night. (Image Source: Etsy)

Volkswagen Christmas Card. (Image Source: Gecko&Fly)

Cute Robot. (Image Source: Etsy)

Snowman Typography. (Image Source: Etsy)

Music Sheet Tree. (Image Source: Etsy)

8bit Designs. (Image Source: Wazala)

Cutout Cards. (Image Source: Behance)

Cristmas Tree Card. (Image Source: Behance)

Multilevel. (Image Source: Behance)

Typography Christmas Tree. (Image Source: Beast Pieces)

New Years Wine Card. (Image Source: Behance)

Popout Design. (Image Source: Behance)

Handmade Craft Card. (Image Source: Typepad)

Christmas Card GHB. (Image Source: mercurydevelopment.com/)

Creative Snowflake Cutouts

Here are some really creative and genius snowflake designs which you can DIY with the help of these instructions. Some of them also come with templates that you can print, fold and cut out yourself.

Doing this requires a pair of scissors and some steady hands you don’t have until you enter adulthood so kids please ask an adult for help before you start doing this.

Darth Vader Snowflake. (Image Source: Flickr)

Musical Symbols. (Image Source: deviantART)

C3P0. (Image Source: deviantART)

Deathly Hallows. (Image Source: deviantART)

Wolverine Snowflake. (Image Source: Blogspot)

Futurama. (Image Source: deviantART)

Transformers (Image Source: deviantART)

Batman. (Image Source: Geeks are Sexy)

Guitar. (Image Source: deviantART)

Harry Potter. (Image Source: deviantART)

Hogwarts Castle. (Image Source: deviantART)

Hogwarts Seal. (Image Source: deviantART)

Hippogriff. (Image Source: deviantART)

Autobots. (Image Source: Blogspot)

Decepticon. (Image Source: Blogspot)

Pinkie Pie. (Image Source: deviantART)

Pokemon Snowflake. (Image Source: deviantART)

Transformers. (Image Source: deviantART)

Star Wars. (Image Source: deviantART)

Tinkerbell. (Image Source: deviantART)

Treble. (Image Source: deviantART)

Voldemort. (Image Source: deviantART)

Yoda (Image Source: Cut Out + Keep)

Awesome Gingerbread Creations

Moms and grandmothers, you’re up! Some of these gingerbread creations are massive and complex; others give unbelievable attention to detail but that’s not going to stop you from showering your kids and relatives with equally awesome creations of your own now, would it?

Wayne Manor – Batman. (Image Source: Flickr)

Millennium Falcon – Star Wars. (Image Source: YouTube)

Super Mario Nintendo DS. (Image Source: Flickr)

AT-AT Walker. (Image Source: Twitter)

Angry Birds. (Image Source: Flickr)

Windows Laptop. (Image Source: MediaTinker)

Motherboard. (Image Source: MediaTinker)

Laptop. (Image Source: Blogspot)

DSLR. (Image Source: Flickr)

Hobbit House. (Image Source: TravelPod)

Cameras. (Image Source: Photojojo)

House With Lights. (Image Source: deviantART)

Sweet Tooth. (Image Source: deviantART)

Blue Icing House. (Image Source: deviantART)

Fenway Park. (Image Source: About.com)

Spooky Mansion. (Image Source: deviantART)

Mystery House. (Image Source: deviantART)

Palace. (Image Source: Behance)

Pirate Ship. (Image Source: deviantART)

Haunted House. (Image Source: deviantART)

Empire State Building. (Image Source: Flickr)

Whitehouse. (Image Source: Blogspot)

Mansion. (Image Source: deviantART)

Livesized Gingerbread House. (Image Source: Behance)

Disney’s Tangled. (Image Source: deviantART)

Tea House. (Image Source: deviantART)