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NINE Sparkle Crafts and Recipes for Advent

NINE Sparkle Crafts and Recipes for Advent

The holidays are a great time for crafting, with so many gifts to give and decorations to be put up. It's also a great time for making yummy homemade treats. We've picked nine of our favorite holiday recipes and crafts to inspire you.


glass star cookies

Glass Star Cookies

These are delicious to eat, but would also be lovely hung in a window to catch the winter light!

Find the recipe HERE.

Cinnamon Honey Snowflakes 1 meryl

Cinnamon Honey Snowflakes

These snowflakes are easy to make and even easier to eat. They come together quickly and make a fun afternoon snack or warming after-dinner treat.

Find the recipe HERE.



This Italian holiday recipe is fun to make. Everyone will remember it well, with the sweet nuggets of fried dough and little colorful sprinkles on top.

Find the reciepe HERE.


Sparkle Fruit Ornament

Sparkle Fruit Ornaments

These beautiful ornaments will add a natural feel to your home and bring a bit of sunshine to those cloudy darker days.

Find the tutorial HERE.

pine needle tea KC!

Evergreen Tea

This tea is as much of a project as it is a recipe. Take your kids on a cold weather walk and gather various evergreen needles to create a light and verdant tea to warm you up.

Find the recipe HERE.

Snowman Mug Buddies CC

Snowman Mug Buddies

These adorable little snowmen are a great activity for a cold day spent indoors. The Sculpy is easy and fun for little hands to shape.

Find the tutorial HERE.

3 wrap copy

Nature Wrappings

We've featured this nature wrapping paper before and couldn't resist doing it again. This paper is so cute and becomes as unique as the gift it covers.

Find the tutorial HERE.

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Candle Luminaries

These candle luminaries not only look beautiful – they also smell amazing and can be used over and over again.

Find the tutorial HERE.

We have so many stories for Advent and Christmas and even Solstice and Hanukkah, too.

  • Find the Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar HERE.

  • The NEW Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar on the Sparkle subscription site HERE.

  • The NEW Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar in the Sparkle Store HERE.

  • And find all the stories connected to each of the crafts mentioned in this round-up by logging in to your Sparkle Account and searching for the story's name.

About the Author

KC Pagano

Sparkle Stories Media Maven

KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.

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