Finding Festive DIY Ideas and Kits for Crafters of All Ages

The holidays are my favorite time of year. As soon as fall arrives, I’m scouring Pinterest and craft stores for new Christmas project ideas. This year, I’ve discovered the extensive Christmas craft selection at Oriental Trading Company. With hundreds of options for kids, adults, classrooms, and parties, this retailer truly has something for everyone!

I’ll admit, I originally thought of Oriental Trading for novelty items like whoopee cushions and plastic spiders. But they’ve expanded way beyond pranks and into seasonal crafts, decorations, and more. I’m impressed by the variety of Christmas-themed arts and crafts kits and supplies available on their website. From ornaments to Advent calendars, Oriental Trading is helping crafters get their DIY on for the holidays.

In this post, I’ll share the highlights of what I found in Oriental Trading’s Christmas craft collection. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for your own holiday projects!

Christmas Craft Kits Galore

One of my favorite sections was the DIY Christmas craft kits. These kits provide all or most of the supplies needed for a particular project, along with instructions. It makes crafting so easy, even for beginners like me!

For kids, they have cute gingerbread house and ornament making kits. The Glacier Ice Gingerbread House Kit comes with pre-made cardboard walls, glittery foam accents, candies, and more. My daughter and I had a blast decorating our icy, sparkling gingerbread cabin together. Oriental Trading also offers ornament crafting kits for symbols of Christmas like nutcrackers, reindeer, stockings and more.

For adults and teens, I found wreath making kits, options for decorating Christmas mugs, coasters, candles, and boxes. I love that many kits come with wood pieces, fabric, and other higher-end materials for that DIY boutique feel. The Reindeer Canvas Tote Kit looks so merry and bright!

Beyond basic kits, Oriental Trading also offers bundles that take the guesswork out of themed craft nights. The Snowman Craft Supplies Pack has everything you need for 6 people to make sparkly snowman plaques and magnets. For a religious craft night, they have a Nativity Crafts Bundle with wooden ornaments, nativity stickers, stencils and more.

Bulk Supplies for Crafting, Decorating, and Gifting

In addition to kits, Oriental Trading has a massive selection of Christmas craft supplies in bulk. With prices starting at just a few dollars, these are ideal for classrooms, large families, church groups, scout troops and other organizations.

Some of my favorite finds were the acrylic ornament and box assortments. You can get 48 plain white bulbs for under $20! Add some paint, sparkles, and creativity for custom ornaments. The Christmas Gift Boxes come in three festive designs – 50 for just $32. Fill them with homemade treats or small gifts.

For easy Christmas decor projects, Oriental Trading has burlap, large wooden shapes, mini trees, pinecones, and more. I’m envisioning burlap table runners, adorable clothespin reindeer, and little woodland dioramas!

They also offer bargain holiday craft materials like pom poms, foam stickers, papers, beads, and more. Pick up a few packs of the Red and Green Striped Paper Straws for just $3.29. Use them to make whimsical candy cane reindeer or snowflake decorations!

Holiday Crafts for All Ages

One of the things I appreciate most about Oriental Trading’s selection is that they truly offer Christmas crafts for all ages and skill levels, from toddlers through adults.

For little ones, they have stuff like colorful nativity finger puppets and chunky wood bead garland kits perfect for small hands. School-age kids will love the hands-on project of designing felt Christmas tree ornaments. And the tie-dye stocking kit looks cool for tweens.

Teens and adults can try their hand at more advanced DIY projects like macrame Christmas tree wall hangings or alcohol ink coasters. And crafters of all ages will enjoy decorating the ceramic Christmas tree banks or filling mini glass ornament necklaces.

No one gets left out of the holiday fun with Oriental Trading’s broad assortment! The kids and I have already started our Christmas craft wish lists for this year.

Festive Finds for Christmas Decorating

Beyond general craft supplies and kits, Oriental Trading offers an impressive array of ready-to-use Christmas decorations. This is great for seasonal touches when you don’t have time for a big DIY project.

They have a nice selection of themed Christmas figurines like nutcrackers, carolers, snowmen, and angels. Prices range from $7 for mini resin figurines up to $50+ for large 22-inch nutcrackers. Place a few around the house for some holiday spirit!

I also love their Christmas decor options made from natural materials. You can find burlap and felt stockings, pinecone and birch slice ornaments, real feather birds, and so much more. Bring some rustic charm to your holiday decor!

One category I’m eyeing is the lighted outdoor Christmas decorations. Their LED-lit wire frames range from mini tabletop trees to giant glowing angels and snowflakes. Picture a towering 8-foot light-up snowman in your front yard!

And you can’t forget about Christmas trees! Oriental Trading has affordable artificial trees in every size and style. Go classic green or get creative with their pink, white, or rainbow-colored options. All you need to add is lights and ornaments!

Shopping Savings for Holiday Crafters

The icing on the (gingerbread) house is that Oriental Trading offers tons of savings opportunities for shoppers. First, I recommend signing up for their email list to get special offers and early access to sales.

They also have free shipping on orders over $49. Just fill your cart with holiday craft supplies, and you’ll easily qualify!

Oriental Trading also has an extensive clearance section with big discounts on overstock items. I spotted holiday fabric, Christmas village buildings, and party supplies at 50-75% off.

And keep an eye out for sitewide sales and promos. Recently they did 20% off your entire order. I’m hoping for an encore of that sale so I can stock up on Christmas craft goodies!

To get the best deals, you can also use Oriental Trading promo codes available online. I found coupons for $10 off $50 and 15% off your order. Every bit of savings helps, especially when you’re doing bulk craft supply shopping.

In Closing: Crafting a Merry Christmas with Oriental Trading

After exploring everything Oriental Trading has to offer, I’m excited and inspired for my holiday DIY and decor projects. I’ll be placing a big order soon to take advantage of their Christmas craft selection and savings.

With so many fun kits and festive supplies, Oriental Trading is truly a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas crafting and decorating needs. They take the stress out of planning projects and give you everything you need.

I hope you found some helpful tips and ideas in this post! Let me know if you end up creating any holiday masterpieces with materials from Oriental Trading. I can’t wait to see what crafty creations we come up with this Christmas.

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