October 22, 2021

Top Holiday Trends 2021

Michaels Makers represent some of the best minds in Making and inspire us to create every day. From knitters and DIYers, artists and bakers, to jewelry makers, these top 10 trends are sure you elevate any home’s décor and bring joy this holiday season.

1. Bring the outdoors in – By utilizing layers of real and faux elements – dried fruit, cinnamon, berries & orange – bring in a bit of the outside in to provide holiday scents to any room. (photo credit: Bianca Breed, @BasedBianca)

2. Holiday classics + nostalgia – Highlight traditions with new handmade crafts to bring new life to beloved classics.

3. Raw, natural ornaments – Makers are using natural wood, leather and ceramics to experiment with tech including lasers and cutting machines to create timeless ornaments.

4. It takes a village – Build your own holiday village to add a cozy and welcoming display to any (and all) rooms of your home! (photo credit: The House That Lars Built, @houselarsbuilt)

5. Paper décor – Creative decor options that can be enjoyed all season long. Oversized bulbs, paper villages, creative wrapping, wreaths and trees can all be made with recycled cardboard, paper and honeycomb. (photo credit: The House That Lars Built, @houselarsbuilt)

6. Balloon backdrops – Vibrant balloons and statement displays add a playful element to any party. (photo credit: soireelove)

7. DIY advent calendars – Families are designing their own special calendars with personalized keepsakes and daily gifts.

8. Handcrafted cards – Handmade finishes and embellishments make holiday card and gifts feel personal. Card making is a great holiday activity for Makers of all ages to create something meaningful with basic materials. (photo credit: Shelly Kim, @LettersbyShells)

9. Food crafting – Elevated gingerbread villages, over-the-top tables-scapes, Smash Cakes, melting snowmen and cookie boards are few ways Makers are entertaining this holiday season.

10. Global handmade – Yarn, paper mâché, and felt are easy materials for Makers to create handmade gifts representative of the many global holiday traditions.

If you’re looking for more ways to get festive and creative this holiday season, check out our classes. We have free family-friendly activities, join us November 1-12 for 12 Days of free cardmaking classes. And come back on December 1-12 for 12 Days of Merry Making. We’ll have online classes for kids to explore new makes every day.

For more trends, online classes and to learn more, visit www.michaels.com.