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German Paper Crafts for Christmas

German Paper Stars - Fröbelsterne or Froebelsterne
These stars are traditional and can be found decorating Christmas trees and hanging in windows of German homes. On you will find an example of a German Paper Star, a German Paper Star Wreath and an easy Step-by-Step Illustrated German Paper Star Tutorial.

German Christmas Paper Star

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Christmas Plant Sticks
Here you will find a cute example of a reindeer, a snowman and a Santa to pep up your green plants during the holidays.

Paper Stars
These traditional stars are so easy to make and look pretty hanging in the window and also on the Christmas tree.


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Matchbox Advent Calendar
A small special treat for each day can be kept in this easy to make project.

Folded Stars
This step-by-step picture tutorial shows wonderfully how to create these stars which resemble snowflakes. Experiment with different papers. By using metallic paper, you can achieve a luxiourous effect.


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Snowman Tree Ornaments or Gift Tags
This project is easy to make using a die cutting machine and fabric snowman motifs.

Christmas Tree Toppers
Here you will find 3 different ideas using paper or felt to create unique toppers for the family tree.


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Pretty Paper Cone Ornaments
This project is so easy and looks lovely hanging on the Christmas tree.

Winter Birdhouse
This is a cute project using paper and other craft materials to create a birdhouse to hang inside as a window decoration.





Window Decoration with Vintage Santas
Purchase vintage images such as Santas and small white lights and use them to create this decoration to give your window a traditional look of Christmas.


Christmas Gift Bags
Here you will find a quick and easy project using paper and felt to create gift bags for all sorts of Christmas gifts and goodies.

Roter Weihnachtsmann

Paper Christmas Table Lanterns
Add light and warmth to your home this year by creating these decorative lanterns within a few minutes.


Matchbox Advents Calendar
Decorate matchboxes in your favorite Christmas paper and embellishments to create a personal advents calendar for that special person in your life.


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Snowman Window Decoration
Complete with instructions and pattern, this winter chap is a fun and easy project and can be left hanging in the window long after the holidays are over.

Pretty Paper Snowflakes
These look great especially when grouped together and will add lots of elegance to your windows during winter.


Matchbox Advent Calendar
A small special treat for each day can be kept in this easy to make project.



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All of the project links found on this page are linked to German language craft sites. Let these crafts inspire you and show you what is being made in Germany. With help of your translator program, you can read about these projects and maybe even consider creating them.

The Germans use the metric system. 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters. 1 centimeter is approximately 0.393 inches.




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German Sewing and Quilting Projects


Stitched Patchwork Table Runner
Such a friendly runner will perk up even the most dreary of winter days. Free stitching pattern is included.

Gorgeous Star Quilt / Weihnachtliche Winter Welt
This quilt is easy to make and will be a perfect addition to your home for the holidays. Complete with patterns and step-by-step instructions. (PDF)


Fabric Address Book
This project is a great idea to make and give as a gift. Complete step-by-step instructions. (PDF)


Fabric Christmas Card Holder
A great project to not only decorate your home during the holidays, but practical to hold all of your Christmas cards. (PDF)

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Patchwork Scandinavian House Wall Hanging
Add a touch of old world charm to your home during the Christmas season. (PDF)


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Snowman with a Pocket
A cute decoration that lasts even after the holidays are over. (PDF)

Patchwork Miniature Gifts
Sew these practical patchwork travel pouches for your favorite sewer. (PDF)


Fabric Christmas Ornaments
These look so traditional and charming.
PDF Pattern and Instructions for this Project


Moose Chair Covers
This project looks Scandinavian and is the perfect touch for your dining room table during the holidays.

Roter Strumpf

Fabric Stockings
A cute mouse adorns this stocking in the traditional colors of red and white.
PDF Pattern and Instructions for this Project


German Advent Calendar
Click on the different numbers on the tree to find craft ideas, recipes and decorations you can make and sew.


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Christmas Tree Ornaments
Add a few branches into a vase and decorate with these homemade ornaments in the traditional colors of red and white.




Various Christmas Crafts and Decorations
This German blog has a lot of nice pictures and inspirations for celebrating Christmas. Her specialty is sewing and you will find a lot of her ideas for all seasons of the year.

Roter Tannenzapfen

Fabric Advent Calendar Numbers
These require some time to make but look great decorating bags full of goodies.
PDF Instructions and Patterns for the Numbers



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