Traditionally, Oktoberfest in Germany begins during the final weeks of September. That gives you just enough time to make some festive Oktoberfest crafts and DIYs! I have rounded up 16 tutorials to help you prepare for Oktoberfest, whether you are attending the real thing or just celebrating at home. Pour yourself a delicious beer, put on some oom pah pah music, and let’s get crafting!
OKTOBERFEST CRAFTS AND DIYS
Have you ever purchased a growler before? Growlers are glass jugs many breweries use to allow customers to bring draft beer home with them. This clever tutorial uses empty growlers as vases for festive centerpieces for their Oktoberfest party!
You can use these darling paper dirndls as table decorations, garlands, and more! Head over to the blog post to learn more and to download the free printable.
Up the authenticity of your Oktoberfest with traditional German Oktoberfest garb! This tutorial shows you how to make your own dirndl yourself.
Visitors to Oktoberfest in Germany will see plenty of traditionally decorated lebkuchen (gingerbread) hearts for sale. These cute Oktoberfest decorations are inspired by the piped designs on these cookies.
I can’t get over how adorable itty bitty Oktoberfest miniatures are! I love the idea of fastening them to the handle of beer steins to serve as place cards or drink markers too.
Some white flowers and blue ribbon are all you need to make these sweet Oktoberfest bouquets. Hand them out as party favors or use them to decorate your party tables.
There are several great Oktoberfest craft ideas at this link, but I especially love these tiny felt alpine hats. The place cards double as coasters for your ice-cold beer!
The beer tents at Oktoberfest are decorated with massive hanging wreaths draped with blue and white ribbon. I used inexpensive streamers to replicate the look for one of our Oktoberfest parties.
This is a super cute and simple napkin ring idea from Oriental Trading. This is a project kids can help you with too.
Speaking of kids, even your little one can get into the Oktoberfest spirit with homemade paper dolls. Click the link above for the tutorial and the free printable.
Get the low down on all the decorations we used for one of our big Oktoberfest dinners.
Set a picture-perfect Oktoberfest table with the tips from Craftbeering. I love the simple touch of the ribbons of pretzels draped around the beer glasses!
The process for making these cute pretzel necklaces couldn’t be easier. This is a great beginner project if you have never worked with polymer clay.
Add some sparkle to your Oktoberfest decorations with this simple pretzel marquee light.
Get the look of traditional German gingerbread hearts with this free printable banner.
Decorate your table and make clean up a breeze with a stamped paper table runner. I will show you how to create your own Oktoberfest stamps using cheap craft foam and cardboard!