With all of the busyness that comes with Christmas, it’s best to start early with making decorations and gift items. This collection of DIY Christmas crafts will get you well on your way to being prepared for the holiday. Find ideas for decorating, entertaining, and homemade gifts. Create a budget friendly, rustic Christmas!
DIY Christmas Crafts To Make
Miniature Christmas Tree Crafts
Small Christmas trees are fun to display on a mantel, shelf, or table. Most Christmas tree crafts are easy to make with a base styrofoam cone. Here are some of my favorite examples of mini Christmas trees that you can make.
Make A Pinecone Christmas Tree
Rustic pinecones, red push pins, and gold ribbon are all it takes to make a festive Christmas tree topiary.
Make A Christmas Tree Out Of Burlap And Ribbon
These burlap and ribbon Christmas trees are a perfect way to add some rustic chicness to your holiday decor. Just tie fabric strips to a thick branch and adhere to a wood stand.
TUTORIAL: How to make a burlap and ribbon Christmas tree – Craftberry Bush
Create Christmas Trees Out Of Felt
Another easy way to make a Christmas tree is with felt and branches.
TUTORIAL: How to make a rustic felt Christmas tree – Little House Of Four
Snowballs And Snowmen
Make Realistic Looking Indoor Snowballs
Indoor snowballs can be used as dish or vase fillers. Or, why not adorn a Christmas tree with some?
TUTORIAL: How To Make Indoor Snowballs
Make A Rustic Snowman Out Of Wood Slices
This rustic snowman isn’t just adorable. It’s also reversible as a stack of pumpkins for Fall decor.
TUTORIAL: How to make a reversible rustic snowman – The Craft Patch Blog
Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments
Repurpose Old Night Light Bulbs
Instead of throwing small night light bulbs away when they burn out, make a sparkly ornament or two instead.
TUTORIAL: How to make light bulb ornaments – Country Living
Cover A Ball In Vintage Song Sheets
Make a joyful noise with a Christmas ornament covered with vintage song sheets. Another version of this is to make a flat round ornament with a single piece of song sheet and a vintage key.
Use these to hang on your tree or to embellish gift packaging.
Make Sled Ornaments Out Of Popsicle Sticks
Make cute and easy sled ornaments out of simple popsicle sticks.
TUTORIAL: How to make sled ornaments – Clean and Scentsible
Create Festive Wreaths For Your Christmas Decor
Make A Wreath Out Of Rustic Wood Slices
A fun way to make a rustic Christmas wreath is with thin tree log slices. Then, just adorn with pinecones and greenery.
TUTORIAL: How to make a rustic wreath – Finding Home Farms
Make A Christmas Wreath Out Of Branches
Another way to get a rustic look for a wreath is to use sections of branches.
TUTORIAL: How to make a wreath out of branches – Pastels and Macarons
Make Easy Napkin Rings For Your Holiday Table
If you can wrap twine around a toilet paper roll, you can make these festive napkin rings! Another option is to use fabric for wrapping the roll instead of twine.
TUTORIAL: How to make twine napkin rings – Our Creative Chaos
Make A Felt Gift Bag
Instead of normal wrapping, make a reusable felt gift bag for packaging those small Christmas gifts.
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Felt Gift Bag
DIY Christmas Crafts Using Vintage Pieces
Vintage Block Noel Wall Art
Combine vintage items to make unique Christmas wall art with what you have.
Fill A Vintage Rusty Bucket With Christmas Greenery
A rusty bucket makes a great container for filling with birch logs and Christmas greenery.