50 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make and Sell for Christmas Cash (Hot Sellers Right Now)

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If you’re looking to make some Christmas cash then here are 50 easy Christmas crafts to make and sell for profit

The Christmas season is a great time to make some extra money by selling crafts, but it can be hard to know where to start. 

There are so many different Christmas craft ideas that you could make, and it can be tough to decide which ones will sell the best. 

We’ve got you covered. By following the simple tutorials, you can create adorable and personalized crafts that people will love to buy. Not only are these crafts easy, but they’re also perfect for those who want to add a personal touch to their holiday decor. So let’s take a deeper look at 50 easy Christmas crafts to make and sell for some Christmas cash.

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Easy Christmas crafts – candles & lights

1. Personalized Candles

I love all the design possibilities with this personalized candle from DIY Danielle. She has them as an easy Teacher Christmas gift (so cute), but they are also a great option to sell as a DIY Christmas craft online or in person at some craft fairs.

You can create so many design, color, and scent combinations. You just need some creativity and a few free evenings, and you’re set!

(this is a Cricut Chrismas craft)

2. Mason Jar Luminaries

These holiday luminary centerpieces from Eating Richly are great if you’re looking for a nice peaceful decor item. I can almost hear Silent Night when looking at these. I imagine them lined up on a windowsill, glowing against the snow.

None of the supplies mentioned are expensive or hard to put together!

3. Concrete Candle Holders

These concrete candle holders from Artsy Pretty Plants are perfect if you’re selling in a more urban area or looking for a more minimalist Christmas craft idea. 

Yet, you can certainly up the holiday feeling with more elaborate designs on the outside. And because you can do different designs, this item would be perfect for making a gift set of three, or five, or however many designs you want to do!

Fair warning, you need a handful of supplies and a willingness to get messy.

4. DIY Christmas Lantern

If you have a few lanterns (or can thrift for some), then this cute DIY Christmas lantern from The Organized Housewife is a perfect Christmas decoration to complement a holiday fireplace scene or even a covered front porch area!

5. Pinecone Fire Starters

These DIY pinecone fire starters from Something Turquoise are originally a winter wedding favor, but they are a unique idea, perfect as a holiday hostess gift. This is another great option to make in different colors to enable you to sell it as a gift set in a cute box.

6. Rustic Wood Candle Holders

These rustic wood candleholders from Marty’s Musings give off such a Christmasy feel! I can see them in so many different places – a mantle display, a coffee table display (as shown in the link), or a holiday dinner centerpiece run down the table.

These are sure to make a home complete with holiday cheer!

Fabric Christmas crafts to make and sell

7. Easy DIY Fringe Scarf

This easy Christmas craft is perfect for those just beginning their crafting experience. Just a little bit of thread pulling on this easy fringe scarf and a small bit on the sewing machine, and you’re done!

There are so many holiday pattern options to make this the perfect holiday craft item! 

Hint: Be sure to grab some nice small gift boxes and ribbon to make it super easy for shoppers to give it as a gift!

8. Felt Candy Ornaments

Here are some cute (and nostalgic) felt candy Christmas ornaments from Happiness is Homemade; they have so many possibilities! Just pull up a picture of the old-fashioned Christmas ribbon hard candy, and the memories of visiting my grandmother’s house come flooding back!

If you decide to make these to sell at a holiday craft fair, then be sure to have a way to display these. Maybe get a small Christmas tree to display each Christmas ornament or some long twine to hang behind your table.

If you love this idea, be sure to check out this recent post on 50 DIY Christmas ornaments.

9. Chunky Knit Blanket

Nothing calls for winter snuggle time this holiday season more than this chunky knit blanket from Mom Advice! So if you’re a knitter, then this one is for you! I love the cool grey of this banket, but a nice warm chocolate brown or forest green might be great for the holidays! Anyone would love this as the perfect Christmas gift!

10. Reindeer Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover

The Crafting Nook will have your couch (or bed) looking Christmasy in no time with its reindeer buffalo plaid pillow cover case. These are so cute, and the design possibilities are endless. 

Be sure to make a few and sell them as a set. Also, it might be a good idea to offer just the pillow case and one that has a pillow in it to cover all your customer’s needs. 

Many people traveling won’t want to pack a full pillow. In this case, grab their email address so you can send them to your website page with the exact pillow insert that will match the case size (use your amazon affiliate link to boost income).

(this is a Cricut Chrismas craft)

How can I use my Cricut to make these crafts?

There are quite a few Christmas projects in here that use a Cricut machine; in fact, the only thing it seems this machine can’t do is make you cinnamon toast.

But learning new tech can be overwhelming, so if you’re interested in a Cricut (or have one collecting dust because you’re not sure how to use it), then check out their Cricut learning center app.

For a super low monthly membership fee (cancel anytime), you can learn how to make so many of these items and even create your own original designs! Even with their standard tier, you get access to over 200,000 images and thousands of ready-to-make projects that you can turn right around and sell!

11. Simple Flannel Christmas Trees

This easy Christmas craft of simple and cozy flannel Christmas trees from Addicted 2 DIY couldn’t be more straightforward! The perfect item if you have older kids that want to help! 

Just a few supplies are needed (you can get nice wide ribbon at the Dollar Tree, and construction is easy, so a great craft if you’re low on time.

12. Reusable Fabric Gift Bags

I love this idea for reusable fabric gift bags from So Sew Easy! As I hate seeing all the wrapping paper on the floor that just gets garbaged. (Plus, wrapping paper can be expensive!) 

Be sure to make different sizes in complementary colors and designs to sell as a set. Maybe a small, medium, and large size with two colors might make a good assortment. 

13. Sweater Mittens

The Make and Do Crew have a super cute tutorial on how to turn old sweaters into winter sweater mittens. You can thrift lots of sweaters that may have a hole here or there, as you only need a small section to make mittens. Even better, you may be able to get 3-5 sets of mittens out of one sweater!

14. Porch Gnomes

These porch gnomes from HGTV are so cute! And I love them because they’re also smart! Smart in that you use tomato cages, which almost every gardener has. So it gives them dual purpose, and it makes it so your gnome porch decor (outer shell) can easily fold down and easily fit into a gallon-size baggie – so much better for storage purposes than a huge porch display!

15. Knitted Christmas Stocking

This knitted Christmas stocking tutorial from Nourish & Nestle helps make such a serene cozy scene up on a mantle. I love that there are few pattern options (I like the cable knit)!

If you decide to sell these in person, be sure to take some supplies to make them there, as people love seeing items being made right in the moment. 

16. Cute Santa Apron

This fun Santa apron tutorial from Crazy Little Projects brings a smile to any cook’s face! The holidays are for having fun after all!

If you’re an ambitious sewer, maybe consider making them as a “mommy & me” type item. One mom sized and one kiddo sized – perfect as a set. Be sure to add a second or even a third kiddo apron (maybe at a 10% discount) for the families with multiple kiddos.

Christmas wreaths to make and sell

17. DIY Olive Wreath

If you love to decorate for the holidays but don’t like over-the-top decorations, then there’s a market for simple holiday crafts, just like this DIY olive wreath from Shades of Blue Interiors.

I love the simplicity and peacefulness that this brings.

18. Let it Snow Christmas Wreath

This let it snow Christmas wreath from The Happy Housie is a good mix of simple and traditional Christmas decor. But you can make it any way you want, as the customizations are endless. 

Be sure to make some wreaths with traditional colors and then some with a more subdued color palette to appeal to a range of customers.

19. DIY Pinecone Wreath

I love this easy DIY pinecone wreath from A Piece of Rainbow. I think pinecones make the perfect winter decor items, as they can partner with so many winter holidays, themes, and religious observances.

I also love the lights; they add so much depth to the wreath and make it such a focal piece.

20. Vintage Toy Car Christmas Wreath

This whimsical vintage toy car Christmas wreath from Lovely Indeed is so fun! It’s almost like a Hallmark Christmas movie in one little package! Plus, you can make many unique pieces – some with trucks, some with cars, maybe a sailboat or a train or two.

21. Snowman Wreath

This snowman wreath from Angie Holden at The Country Chic Cottage makes the perfect snowman craft for a front door. Or it’s perfect for bringing the Christmas cheer to a small corner of the home.

It’s simple yet so different from typical wreaths that you can’t help but love it.

22. DIY Christmas Wreath with Round Ornaments

Now nothing says Christmas like this Christmas wreath made from round tree ornaments. This is a great option for a holiday hostess or someone who moved into a new home.

Be sure that when selling these, you have a protective box (a potential upsell) available as the ornaments are fragile.

Health & beauty Christmas gift Ideas

If you want to sell some easy Christmas crafts, then consider some health & beauty items. People love receiving these types of gifts, and they’re always appreciated.

If you want to do a bunch of items, consider creating a few scent lines/profiles. That means you have a product list – candle, lip balm, bath bomb, reed infuser, scrub, etc. And you then offer each one in multiple scents – peppermint, cranberry, sugar cookie, gingerbread, fir tree, etc. Then offer them individually and as a set which makes a great gift for a loved one!

You will want to research the ingredients beforehand as many people prefer a more natural/organic line. Or at least look into known allergins in face products to avoid those if possible.

23. Holiday Bath Bombs

These holiday bath bombs from Fleece Fun are a relaxing and luxurious Christmas gift anyone would love to receive. I love that they resemble the old figgy pudding from Dickens-era Christmas stories.

24. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

I can personally say that this peppermint sugar scrub from Living Well Mom is so easy! Last year, my 6 yr old daughter and I made 40 of these small jars as holiday gifts for teachers and her physical therapists.

My little one had so much fun mixing everything together and then handing them out, telling everyone that “I made it” with so much pride. This mama’s heart was full to bursting!

25. DIY Candy Cane Lip Balm

Everyone needs lip balm, and I might even go so far as to say everyone loves lip balm! And what’s not to love about this DIY candy cane lip balm from Joybilee. The ingredients are so simple and refreshing, and the recipe is easy to do.

26. Pressed Herb Candles

While you could make these pressed herb candles from Garden Therapy any time of the year, they take on a magical element during the holidays. This candle’s blend of rosemary and evergreen essential oils makes it perfect for the home spa experience.

27. Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

I love reed diffusers as a way to add scent to a room without overpowering everything else. This post on essential oil reed diffusers by One Essential Community gives 25 holiday scent combinations…

  • Cinnamon + wild orange + white fir
  • Nutmeg + cinnamon + clove + cardamon
  • Bergamont + ginger + cassia + white fir, and so many more

28. Glitter Snowflake Soap 

What could be more fun this holiday season than glitter snowflake soap! The combination of crisp white and glittery ice blue makes the perfect soap for any aspiring ice princess. Or maybe find a silicone tree mold and make glittery green Christmas trees; you could make glitter gold stars and so many more options.

PS – I think my daughter and I will make these this year as our holiday teacher gifts!

Easy Christmas crafts to make and sell – just for fun

29. Home Alone Decor

Who doesn’t love this modern Christmas classic! Home Alone decor from Moms & Crafters is sure to put a smile on your customers’ faces! It’s easy to do, and you only need a few supplies to make these blocks, so a double win!

(this is a Cricut Chrismas craft)

30. Christmas Lollipop Bouquet

If you’re ready for these easy Christmas crafts to make and sell in person, then you should absolutely have this cute Christmas lollipop bouquet from Eat Move Make on your table for customers to enjoy. 

Plus a few for selling (of course). Because, of course, people love treats, and it will draw them to your table, so be sure to have a “take one” sign next to it so people know to enjoy it.

31. Felt and Pine Cone Elves

These felt and pine cone elves from Lia Griffith are perfect for selling online, as they are small, lightweight, can come as a set, and just plain stinking cute! I love their little mittens. 

Maybe you could create a family set, like how people have the family stickers on their cars; you could do the same but in elves. You might need to figure out how to make a baby elve (how small do pinecones come?) and have people create a custom order for how many parents, kids, etc. 

32. Mason Jar Felt Gnomes

If you’re not an elve person, maybe you are a gnome person? These fun mason jar felt gnomes from Hey’, Let’s Make Stuff are easy to make and can easily be shipped independently (almost every home has a mason jar or two around for these to go over).

33. DIY Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers are festive table decorations that make a snapping sound when pulled open and often contain a small gift, paper hat, and a joke and have adorned holiday dinner tables all over the UK for over a century.

These Christmas crackers from So Much Better with Age make a great holiday surprise. You should offer a variety of packs – such as two-pack and a five-pack, so you accommodate multiple family sizes. 

34. DIY Winter Checkers Game

I honestly was so impressed when I saw this DIY winter checkers game from Lovely Indeed. I look so cool! Plus, checkers is a game for all ages to enjoy! 

You might have to come up with a custom storage case for the pieces as they do look fragile, but it would be worth the work because this game is so cute!

35. Rustic Christmas Countdown Clock

If your kiddos have grown out of advent calendars, then maybe it’s time to upgrade the family to this rustic Christmas Countdown Clock from Repurpose and Upcycle. I can see this being a treasured family holiday decor item; the kids are looking forward to bringing this out yearly.

Christmas craft decor to make and sell

Sometimes your Christmas craft doesn’t need a purpose other than to make you smile and help set a festive atmosphere. These handmade Christmas crafts do just that!

36. Painted Mason Christmas Jars

These painted mason jars from Mommy Made That would be a great handmade craft to make for teens to get started with as they are fairly simple to make. 

Again, think of different designs you could do and then sell as a set. So a large quart jar, a pint jar, and a jelly jar size, then with different colors or toppers. 

37. DIY Winter Woodland Sign

I love the thought behind the song Let it Snow, but I can’t be the only mom thinking, “Okay, let it snow but only after I get home with a boat load of groceries to last us!”

Anyway, your sign could say any number of holiday sayings…

  • Happy Holidays
  • Merry Christmas
  • Merry & Bright
  • Holly Jolly
  • Peace on Earth
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Tiding of Great Joy
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Holy Night
  • Sleigh Bells Ring
  • Naughty or Nice?

38. Dried Orange Slices

Citrus was often a sign of luxury during the holidays in times gone by, so they represent a festive splurge and sign of good fortune. Nowadays, they smell amazing, especially Christmas pomanders (which are #9 on our Christmas Bucket List).

MissMV walks you through how to make dried orange slices and turn them into lovely simple Christmas decorations. You can add a cinnamon stick and make DIY ornaments, or make an orange slice garland for your mantle, and more!

39. Simple Farmhouse Tree Decorations

These simple farmhouse Christmas tree craft decorations from Nerdy Mamma are another great minimalist decor item. They are easy to make (great, easy-to-follow directions) and have lots of design options with painting and glitter options.

I wouldn’t make them too big as shipping costs might get out of hand. 

40. Glitter Painted Holiday Centerpiece

I know we have quite a few minimalist options on this list, but now something for those craving a bit more holiday flair. The glitter-painted holiday centerpiece from Tidy Mom certainly brings the joy of the season to life!

You can use any kind of bottle for this; a variety is nice for a varied look with depth. For a more ordered display, choose the same bottles in odd numbers (i.e., three, five, or seven).

41. DIY Rustic Marquee Holiday Tree Sign

Here’s another option for you sign makers, and this one has lights! This rustic marquee holiday tree sign from Lolly Jane brings that extra flair with lights! You could do a variety of designs…

  • Star
  • Sleigh
  • Candy Cane
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Reindeer
  • Ornament
  • Wreath
  • Stocking

42. North Pole Street Light

If you’re a Dollar Tree fan, then this North Pole Street Light from Dollar Store Crafts is sure to please! With just a few supplies, you can make this cute decor item perfect for a side table or a kiddo’s dresser.

43. DIY Christmas Garland

This Christmas Garland from The Craft Patch looks so cute, and I love her step-by-step instructional video; it’s so easy to follow along!

You could make any theme of garland, just get complimentary ribbon, ornaments, small garland, and lights, and you’re all set! You can find many of these items at The Dollar Tree.

44. Sea Glass Christmas Trees

These sea glass Christmas trees are perfect for blending your home and the holidays if you’re in a coastal town. I love sea glass, especially the green shown here on this tree. But I know the blue sea glass (that we see on our coastal beaches) would be just as pretty. 

Either way, these are unique Christmas crafts you won’t find around, so they are more special and treasured.

45. Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globes

These snow globes are fun and easy to make! They also go nicely with some of the other Christmas crafts above (i.e., the vintage toy car wreath).

You could put any small decor item inside the jar, but I think the trees give a nice tranquil look to any setting.

46. DIY Wood Pallet Centerpiece

If you’re an especially crafty person, then you could make a few of these wood pallet centerpieces from A Night Owl in an afternoon.

You can sell them as is or fully loaded with candles and garland for those that want a ready-made option.

Useful Christmas crafts to sell for profit

Sometimes you just need one thing to serve a very specific purpose. I am a huge fan of useful gifts (more so than just decor items), but I tend to be a practical person. 

Here are some ideas for those of you who are of a like mind.

47. Painted Wood Slice Coasters

These painted wood slices from Unoriginal Mom would make the perfect custom order, with a monogram or special symbol, etc. Either way, they are cute and useful and easy to ship!

48. Cutting board sign

I love these custom cutting boards from Lydi Out Loud. These can be decorative to hang on the wall, or flip it over and use it for when you bring piping hot holiday desserts out of the oven!

(this is a Cricut Chrismas craft)

49. DIY Painted Doormat

I am a sucker for a holiday doormat, especially when it’s funny! This DIY painted doormat from The Diary of a Debutante knocks it out of the park with this Home Alone inspired version.

(this is a Cricut Chrismas craft)

50. Santa Napkin Ring

This is fun and a useful item when you want to set a holiday-themed table. The supplies are fairly simple, and there’s a great tutorial visual to show you exactly what to do. These would be perfect for a Santa themed dinner party!

Things to consider when making easy Christmas crafts to sell

When to have your Christmas craft inventory ready

If you’re selling your Christmas Crafts online, aim to have a beginning inventory done by late September. According to Pinterest (which is huge for all things Christmas), people start searching for Christmas around the end of September, with interest peaking at the end of November.

Christmas decor searches on Pinterest

Besides, you want enough time to get your items listed online, including writing descriptions and taking great photos!

If you’re selling your fun Christmas craft in person, you have a bit more time to prepare your inventory.

In both these scenarios, we want “beginner inventory,” especially when you’re not sure which of your offerings will take off and sell like hotcakes! So make just enough to get you through the first few weeks, or whatever makes one batch of goods.

You don’t want to go the opposite route and make too many of everything because what if one item doesn’t sell that well. Then you’re stuck with these items, just taking up space, and you spent all that time making them.

What is your budget for supplies?

When brainstorming Christmas craft ideas, you want to think about your budget. This is important because you don’t want to go overboard and spend too much money on supplies only to find out that your particular craft doesn’t sell well. So start with a small budget, and then you can invest more money into supplies as you get a feel for what people want to buy.

How much does it cost to make one item, or if it’s small, then consider how much is it to make a batch? Consider starting with a $50 investment, which is small enough to get a small sinking fund going.

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How long does it take to make one item?

This is very important to consider because you need to be able to price your items accordingly. If it takes you two hours to make a fuzzy Christmas tree ornament, you’ll want to charge more for it than if it only took you 30 minutes.

Besides, if you sell out, you want to be able to replenish your stock quickly. Do you have helpers you can call to help you in a pinch? Get a backup crew ready just in case.

What tools do you need?

This is an important question to consider because you want to make sure you have all the necessary tools before you start making your crafts. This could include a hot glue gun, crafting knife, cutting board, pom poms, cinnamon sticks, etc.

You also want to make sure you have enough supplies for each item. If you’re using a lot of sequins, then consider buying in bulk (try Etsy or Amazon).

New skills to learn?

Any craft you make should be easy enough for you to make right now or with limited learning. You don’t want to be bogged down with too much of a learning curve when trying to get your business off the ground.

There are some easy Christmas crafts that anyone can make with just a few supplies and minimal skills. These include ornaments, garlands, stockings, etc.

If you’re really gung ho, then be sure to check out Craftsy, where you can learn to do just about anything related to crafting!

I know these are very generic classes, but there are tons of very specific class offerings. Just search through their catalog, and you’ll find a ton you want to check out.

join Craftsy

Offer customizations

If you’re selling your crafts online, you may want to offer some sort of customization. This could include letting people choose the colors/pattern or adding a name or initials.

This is a great way to set yourself apart from all the other sellers out there, and it’s also a great way to make some extra money as custom items are typically more expensive.

How much will you charge for your holiday crafts? 

This is an important question because you want to make sure you’re making a profit on each item you sell. Take into account the cost of materials, as well as your time, when coming up with a price for each item.

On Craftsy, artesian entrepreneur Ashley Martineau suggests this formula…

  • Cost of supplies + $10 per hour time spent = Price A
  • Cost of supplies x 3 = Price B
  • Price A + Price B divided by 2 (to get the average between these two prices) = Price C

For example, if you have figure out that the cost to purchase supplies to make one unit of your product is $3.62 and it takes you a half-hour to complete it, then your formula would look like this:

  • $3.62 + $5 = $8.62 (Price A)
  • $3.62 x 3 = $10.86 (Price B)
  • $8.62 + $10.86 = $19.48
  • $19.48 / 2 = $9.74

Then you’ll want to round it up to a $.99 price point. People tend to be more accepting of items that end in $.99, or $.79 is a good second option.

Where can you sell your Christmas crafts?

If you’re selling in person, you need to find out where you can sell your easy crafts. This could include local boutiques, holiday fairs, pop-up shops, etc.

You should Google “town name + Christmas bazaar/fair.” Lots of options should pop up for the last year’s events. You can then easily find their contact info and email them about being a contributor to this year’s event. Plan on doing this research in September and reaching out in early October.

If you’re looking to sell in shops, you should look at small old town Main Street style shops. Those that are independently owned and can buy in small quantities. Look at scouting shops in late summer. Shops usually need to plan ahead for seasonal orders, so you don’t want to wait too long to make connections. (Oh, and bring samples of your work if possible.)

If you’re selling online, then Etsy is a given; this is one of the best places to sell handmade goods. They have a huge audience, making it easy for sellers to get started.

When brainstorming your Christmas craft ideas for selling online, you’ll want to consider shipping costs, especially if your item is heavy. You’ll want to either charge more and include free shipping or give buyers a shipping cost estimate, so they know the cost. Having a surprised customer is never good. 

Here are some helpful tips to protect your handmade crafts when shipping.

How to uplevel the sales of your Christmas crafts

When selling online…

1. Offer gift wrap and direct shipping to the gift recipient – this is such a time saver for buyers, and it shows that you’re thinking about making the gift-giving process as easy as possible for them. You’ll want to make it nice (really nice), not gift wrap that a tween would do (no offense to the tweens out there). Here are some classes to teach you how to gift wrap with wow

2. Offer bundle packages at a discount for smaller goods – this is a great way to increase your average order value. You can offer a “bundle and save” type discount or even free shipping if they spend over a certain amount.

For example, if you’re making gnome ornaments (very popular right now), consider making them in different sizes or different colored outfits. You can sell them individually and then sell them as a set.

When selling in person…

1. Offer small boxes and carrying bags to keep it safe (and consider doing gift wrap for an upsell (similar to the online tip).

2. Be making some of your items while sitting at your table (people love to see how things are made). Be willing to show people how you do something. Even better, if small children are around, let them do part of the process. (Hint – have a few items set aside at an easy part of the making process just for this purpose).

3. Have a fun and festive table set up. Think greenery as a prop or a small tree if you’re selling Christmas ornaments. Be wary of using candles/smells though, as many people are sensitive to scents.

4. Offer free candy canes or other small holiday-themed treats. Make sure they’re store-bought and individually wrapped (people are wary of homemade treats & germs). Go above and beyond and offer a selection of treats – some that are dairy-free, some that are nut-free, and some that are gluten-free.

5. Offer customization right there. (i.e., engraved, etc.). You can even do this with a simple calligraphy sharpie if you’re selling ornaments.

6. Have a sign-up sheet to collect email addresses for people who want to be notified about next year’s fair (or when you’ll be back in town). You can even offer a small discount for signing up.

At the end of the day

So get your craft supplies ready and start following these tutorials to create beautiful, personalized, easy Christmas crafts to make and sell this holiday season. These crafts are so cute and fun that it won’t even feel like work making them! (But get ready for the dollars rolling in!)

Have you tried any of these crafts before? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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