75 Easy Christmas Crafts that are Blogger Favorites…
There’s something nostalgic and comforting about making Christmas crafts over the holiday season, isn’t there? I’m guessing you may have a favorite Christmas craft you’ve created over the years. Is it something hung on the tree? A special item that gets set on the mantle each year, or hung on the door?
If you’re looking for some Christmas crafting inspiration this year, look no further. I’ve asked my talented DIY and crafty blog friends to share their FAVORITE easy Christmas crafts with you here today, and BOY, did they deliver!
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Below are 75 easy Christmas crafts that are absolutely wonderful. Many I’ve included have a quote from the maker explaining why the craft is their fave.
Choose a couple to tackle this season sitting by the fire, or curled up on the couch while watching the Hallmark channel. Oh, and if you’re a Hallmark Christmas movie junky like me, check out our Hallmark channel drinking game (you can keep your drinks PG and just use hot cocoa ;)! Enjoy!
1. Color Blocked Wood Christmas Card Holder | A Kailo Chic Life
Kara says, “although I never seem to have it together enough the make my own,” collecting Christmas cards is one of her favorite things about the holiday season. So she created this simple color block DIY as a colorful place to store them.
2. European-Looking Vintage Stockings | So Much Better with Age
“When you can’t find a vintage stocking, you make one!” – Jamie
Although this Christmas craft takes a bit of skill, the simple design makes it a bit easier than many other DIY stockings we found.
3. Kids Handprint Ornament Collection| The Heathered Nest
These may be my favorite Christmas craft ever. I try to do a different one each year with the kids, and I’ve shared them all in the linked post so you can use them as templates to create your own with your kids. We’ve made handprint reindeer, Santas, angels, Christmas trees, snowmen, and so on. They aren’t hard, and the kids LOVE getting their hands messy with paint ❤️🎨!
4. Deer Wood Slice Ornaments | The DIY Dreamer
When asked for her favorite simple Christmas craft, Christine pointed to these fun wood slice ornaments.
BUT, she also mentioned THIS project. We won’t number it since it’s not super easy, persay. But it IS awesome.
Christine said, “This is my ultimate favorite Christmas project…why? Because it’s big, lights up, and is Christmas magical.” Here is Christine’s DIY Christmas Countdown Marquee sign:
5. DIY Ornaments Using Vintage Tea Strainers | Sadie Seasongoods
Sarah is a master of upcycling. So it’s no surprise a repurposed Christmas craft topped her favorite list.
“I love this one because it’s such an unexpected pairing- vintage tea strainers (or infusers) with salvaged chandelier crystals- but it just works in a rustic-glam sort of way.” – Sarah
6. Melted Crayon Ornaments | The Heathered Nest
Being a lover of all things colorful, this easy Christmas craft is one of my favorites! It doesn’t take long to make, and the kids love picking their crayon colors to personalize their ornaments.
7. DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Candleholders | The Latina Next Door
“I love Dollar Tree and making decor from their items. This was easy, inexpensive and it looks pretty darn elegant. Plus it has been one of my most visited posts of all time.” – Yami
8. DIY Denim Cookie Cutter Ornaments | City Farmhouse
I love these denim ornaments Jen made. What a great use for old denim, right?
She made them one year when the theme she chose for her tree had a “Norwegian vibe highlighting blues, organic elements, light wood tones and tons of texture.”
9. Abstract Fabric Christmas Ornaments | Love My Simple Home
Got some scraps of a favorite fabric hanging around the house? Try this easy Christmas craft that Julie made.
“This is my favorite because it was so easy to make and I love the fabric!” – Julie
10. DIY Ribbon Candy Wreath | Petal and Ply
This classically colored wreath was the favorite of Jessica. She says it’s, “an easy DIY that makes a big impact (readers have suggested adding beads between the ribbon folds which would be pretty too!)“
11. DIY Painted Christmas Village | The Heathered Nest
As a child, one of my fondest holiday memories was painting houses for our family Christmas village. Each year, we’d paint at least one new piece.
And now that I’m all grown up, I have a full village that we put under the tree with our train every Christmas. I’ve started doing this with my own children.
It’s a great family activity, and you end up creating a family heirloom, one little paint session at a time.
12. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe Bakery Painted Window DIY | Nourish and Nestle
“This is one of those projects that popped into my head, that I just NEEDED to do despite the fact that my real to-do list was already more than I could manage.
We are a baking family, from way back, so making a bakery shop window just needed to get made and hang in our kitchen as we baked our Christmas cookies.” – Lynn
13. Knitted Christmas Tree Banner | Savvy Apron
This sweet garland makes me want to learn how to knit! Says Sherry, “I love this craft because it’s easy to knit and it’s so cute!“
14. DIY Vintage Inspired Christmas Ornaments | House of Hawthornes
“This one reminds me of ornaments my mom used to have on her tree when I was a kid. They’re sort of retro looking.” – Pam
I agree! Totally retro, and chic! I’d love a tree full of these, wouldn’t you?
15. DIY Painted Christmas Ornament | PMQ for Two
Ariel is a color and pattern loving gal. So it’s no surprise to me that her fave Christmas craft is full of both!
16. The Quickest, Easiest Snowy Tree | The Heathered Nest
Flocked and white trees are gaining in popularity, and why not? They bring the magic of snow inside your home without the cold, damp and messy parts! People pay big bucks on flocked trees, too.
But you don’t necessarily have to! I use a quick and easy method to get that white Christmas feeling on a couple of our faux trees each year. It’s a one-step process with a fantastic looking result!
17. DIY Modern Farmhouse Christmas Tree Art | Our Hand Crafted Life
Megan admits that the typical Christmas palette really doesn’t fit with her design aesthetic.
She says, “I can feel a little lost in the Christmas decor aisles because everything seems to be flashy or extremely pricey.” So she went her own direction with this favorite Christmas craft.
18. DIY Leopard Print Ornaments | Amber Oliver
“I actually made these in college, before I had a blog or Pinterest! I loved being creative and making things long before I had to worry about views or algorithms. The best part is, they’ve lasted for years!” – Amber
19. DIY Driftwood Reindeer Ornaments | Sustain My Craft Habit
“I love these because they’re easy for both kids and adults to make but also remind us of summer days on the beach collecting the driftwood.” – Jane and Sonja
20. DIY Letter/Monogram Pom Pom Ornaments | The Heathered Nest
If we’re talking easy Christmas crafts (and we are), then this one has to be mentioned. Because it’s most certainly EASY (and fun!). This is a quick glue and go ornament that the kids can help make this year to add to the tree.
Kids love anything that is personalized for them, don’t you agree? These simple and inexpensive letter ornaments are a colorful and fun Christmas craft to try this season.
Oh, and if you love pom pom crafts, we’ve got BUNCHES of ideas for them here!
21. DIY Wood Slice Ornaments | House on Longwood Lane
“This ones my favorite because it’s an easy DIY with lots of sentimental meaning behind the ornaments! We made one for our daughters first Christmas :)” – Kourtni
22. Epsom Salt Christmas Jar Display | What Meegan Makes
“This is one of my favorite easy Christmas crafts because I used my imagination with natural elements, vintage jewelry and ornaments.” – Meegan
23. DIY Galvanized Christmas Tree Tub | 2 Bees in a Pod
“For us, this is a favorite Christmas craft project for a couple of reasons. This DIY Galvanized Christmas Tree Tub was made before they became “a thing” and it was so simple and easy to do. It’s important for us that readers know that they can do projects for their own homes just as easily as we can!” – Jenn and Vicki
24. Santa’s Magic Key Ornament | Salvage Sister & Mister
Are you familiar with the story of Santa’s key? I didn’t know about it, but Deborah’s family did! And they made this special Santa’s key as a tribute to the story. Check out her post for the details, as it may be a tradition you’d like to start with your own family!
25. Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree | Heathered Nest
This craft can be made solely from items found at the Dollar Tree, although if you want larger trees, you’ll likely have to grab the foam tree forms at the craft store, OR, use a school supply like I did so that you can add lights to this craft and make them glow on wintery evenings.
26. Vintage Christmas Bulb Christmas Garland | Heathered Nest
I love this idea because it’s a beautiful, safe and easy way to repurpose those old school (fire hazard) Christmas lights that were a part of our childhoods.
27. DIY Blush, Gold & White Greek Key Chair Wreaths | Monica Wants It
“I love this one because it’s affordable, easy and made such an impact in my kitchen space.” – Monica
28. DIY Chalkboard Painted Mugs | Pretty Handy Girl
Brittany says that her post about these chalkboard mugs is her most popular blog post ever. Indeed, it’s been shared 38,000 times!
What a simple and fun teacher gift idea this would be! Or a great gift for a grandparent, neighbor, etc.
29. Miniature Christmas Village from Old Christmas Cards | What’s Up Fagans
How about this for a great way to memorialize Christmas cards?! I feel guilty throwing them away, so this is such a fun idea to do something useful with them after they’ve been read!
As Katelyn says, “after Christmas is over, I am not sure what to do with all these sweet cards, letters, and pictures. It seems a shame to throw them all away! That’s why it’s great to have a specific purpose for these wonderful cards we receive every year.”
Speaking of repurposing Christmas cards, we have tons of ideas for that here.
30. Quick & Cute Wine Cork Reindeer | Pretty Handy Girl
Wine fan? Then you probably have a fair amount of corks on hand to try these easy Christmas crafts. And as Brittany says, “these are popular with the littles!”
31. Coffee Filter Christmas Tree | DIY Beautify
“I love this for a couple reasons: it’s so cheap to make, it’s really impressive and you get a major bang for your small buck… aaand it’s quite therapeutic to make this is an hour or two…” – Cindy
32. White Christmas Inspired Snow Globe DIY | The Dotted Nest
“This is my favorite Christmas craft – not because its super creative or the most beautiful craft I’ve ever made – but because my daughter and I had so much fun making them together! She still has one sitting on her bedroom dresser year-round because she was so excited about making it.” – Jaclyn
33. 10-Minute DIY Winter Wreath | The Home I Create
“Love this project because it’s so easy to make yet looks impressive!” – Linda
34. Paint Swatch Tree | The Heathered Nest
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got tons of paint chips lying around that are going nowhere. This paint chip tree was a colorful way to upcycle some!
It turned out so cute, and could be done in any palette you’d like!
35. Frosty’s Vintage Top Hat Ornament | Fox Hollow Cottage
Shannon found these top hat ornaments at the Dollar Store, but knew she wanted to put a “Fox Hollow spin” on them and add some “vintage flair.”
36. 10-Minute Paint Pen Ornaments | The Painted Home
Denise grabbed some basic ornaments and a paint pen. She says these easy Christmas crafts only took her about 10 minutes to make.
37. DIY Burlap Christmas Trees | A Crafted Passion
Amanda made these burlap trees while nesting and awaiting the arrival of her daughter. If her daughter hadn’t come a few days late, these trees may not have ever been made!
38. DIY Gold Dipped Bottle Brush Trees | Studio DIY
Kelly from Studio DIY made these colorful gold-tipped bottle brush trees as part of a blogging challenge. I’d love to try these to add to our Christmas village!
39. Sunshine In My Pocket Ornament | The Heathered Nest
Long before Justin Timberlake, having sunshine in one’s pocket always brought a smile. But I gotta say, I love the saying a WHOLE lot more in this post JT world ❤️😬😉.
Add a little sunshine to a loved one, or JT fan this Christmas with one of these felt and denim ornaments!
40. Giant Peppermint Candy Christmas Wreath | Tikkido
Nicole admits to not doing as much decorating outside her home as she does inside. So she made these big faux peppermint candies to hang outside on garland and a wreath for the front door. They look really easy to make. Like 5-minutes kind of easy!
41. Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments | Fireflies and Mudpies
I ADORE these ribbon Christmas tree ornaments Melissa made.
I even made my own version with cinnamon sticks last year, but admittedly, mine didn’t turn out nearly as cute as hers!!
42. DIY Christmas Snow Globe | Best Friends for Frosting
Melissa made these sweet snow globes out of two fave Christmas craft supplies…bottle brush trees and mason jars. That’s a recipe for a Christmas craft champion, folks.
43. Crepe Paper Christmas Tree | The Heathered Nest
I made this Christmas craft on a whim, and it turned out so sweet! Easy enough to do, and it can add a pop of any color you’d like to your Christmas decor.
44. DIY Felt Christmas Tree | Hello Wonderful
Agnes made this adorable stuffed tree with removable pom pom “lights” so the kids could have fun pulling them off, and re-arranging them. What a great idea!!
45. Christmas Bow Wreath | Mid Life Healthy Living
“This is my favorite Christmas craft because it’s low-cost and easy. Kids of all ages and adults can make their own special wreath.” – Michele
46. DIY Santa List Christmas Ornament | Pineapple Paper Co.
The blogger behind Pineapple Paper Co. uses clear ornaments as a way to preserve the kids’ letters to Santa.
47. Fox in Socks Ornament | The Heathered Nest
Dr. Suess fan? How about a little fox in a sock for the tree this year?
Free pattern downloads on the post linked in the title or by clicking on the picture below.
48. Vintage Storybook Garland | Rain on a Tin Roof
In her tutorial, Jenna says: “I am a sucker for old Christmas storybooks. Doesn’t matter if they are barely bound together anymore, I buy them. They just have the best vintage-y Christmas colors and are so sweet.”
49. Frozen Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees | A Night Owl Blog
Another super simple Christmas craft, and easy to personalize with any color(s) you want, Kimberly explains this project tree top, to tree bottom. And you’ll be done in a flash.
50. Candy Cane Reindeer Wreath | Tip Toe Fairy
“I just love how cute and festive this wreath is. It’s super easy to make, and it’s a unique decoration for my front door.” – Stephanie
51. DIY Chalkboard Christmas Countdown | Sincerely Sara D
Talented Sara saw a similar countdown calendar in the Ballard Designs catalog, and decided to make her own, budget-friendly DIY version. She makes the instructions very easy to follow. I was shocked when I saw how simple the tutorial was.
She says you can either add an ornament each day as you head toward Christmas, or countdown by removing the ornaments each day and hanging them on the tree.
52. Peanut Nativity Ornament | The Heathered Nest
When I was a girl scout back around the 4th grade, we made these ornaments at a troop meeting, and I’ve cherished mine ever since. It still hangs on our tree each year. But now, I’ve added some more of these nativity ornaments, made by my kids.
The original version used popsicle sticks to create the frame/manger, but I decided to use cinnamon sticks on the new version to add a little Christmas scent and flair.
53. Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments | A Night Owl Blog
Keri whipped up these sweet embroidery hoop bottle brush ornaments in a flash. Guess I’ll be heading to the Dollar Tree for more bottle brush trees. These are too cute to pass up.
54. Ombré Christmas Tree Garland | Raising Whasians
Christie made this precious garland with her 3-year old. And she has a super easy technique to get this perfect ombre look.
55. DIY Feather Trees | Down Redbud Drive
The blogger behind Down Redbud Drive said of these feathery Christmas crafts, “These look so elegant and take very little time or effort! Plus you can make them to match any decor color scheme!“
56. DIY Holiday Shadowbox Frame | To Simply Inspire
Sherri put this DIY Christmas craft together with her daughter. A great thing about this one is the endless ways you could personalize it to make it fit with your taste and decor!
57. First Christmas Rustic Wall Art | A Turtle’s Life for Me
“I held on to my daughter’s 1st Christmas dress but wasn’t sure why since it always stayed tucked away in a box. A couple years ago, I turned it into wall art and it is now my favorite decoration when I pull it out each holiday season!” – Natalie
58. Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornament | The Heathered Nest
I got on a felt ornament making kick one year, and decided to try a “partridge in a pear tree”. I kind of love how it turned out! The little bird is removable from the tree. The tree pattern is free, as is the partridge bird and all the info is on the linked post.
59. DIY Hot Chocolate Ornament Party Favor | Pretty My Party
Cristy made these yummy “ornaments” that are not only adorable, they’re drinkable, too!
60. DIY Mini Garland Christmas Tree | My Design Rules
“I’m all about easy DIY decor that’s cute and budget friendly. These mini trees are so festive, incredibly easy to make and nearly free because you use leftover garland to create them.” – Kenyatta
61. Our First Christmas Tree Ornament | A Bride on a Budget
Lisa had this great idea for preserving the memory of her and her husband’s first Christmas together as newlyweds. Could be great for baby’s first Christmas, and other “firsts” too!
62. Pig in a Blanket Felt Ornament | The Heathered Nest
My daughter’s favorite animal is a pig, so I thought this pig in a blanket felt ornament would be a fun one to try to give her as a Christmas gift. The pattern is free, and I just whipped together a simple little sleeve for the blanket complete with a ribbon to hang on the tree. The pig is removable from the blanket, which makes it extra fun.
63. DIY Pinecone Fire Starter Favor | My Life from Home
I’m planning to try and make some of these homemade pinecone fire starters that Amy made this year for gifts. Her tutorial is super simple, and it makes such a fun, thoughtful gift idea!
64. Puzzle Wreath Ornament | Rock-A-Bye Parents
“I made this craft in school as a kid, and my mom has always put it on the Christmas tree. It was so much fun to make it with my son.” – Elizabeth
65. DIY Shoe Organizer Advent Calendar | The Little Frugal House
“I love little surprises leading up to Christmas! It makes the whole month so fun!” – Amanda
66. Pom Pom Tree DIY Christmas Craft | The Heathered Nest
If I could add pom poms to everything, I probably would. They just make life a little more colorful and fun. This pom pom Christmas Tree is a really fun addition to our daughter’s pink bedroom each holiday season.
67. DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas Decor | Grocery Shop for Free
Emily made this framed Christmas tree from items she already had at home in about 15 minutes.
68. DIY ‘Joy’ Mason Jar Holiday Luminaria | The Budget Decorator
“We’ve made this work for every Christmas theme by just changing the ribbon!” – Kathy
69. DIY Handprint Christmas Canvases | The Heathered Nest
When the kids were really young, I tried to make one of these Christmas handprint canvases each year. Some years, when I was really on my A-game (ok, it was only once), I actually made them not only for our home, but for the grandparents, too!
They’re a cherished item that we now take out and enjoy each year. We’ve done snowmen, a nativity scene, Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky and more.
Each child’s hand becomes a special part of the design, and I label each so we know whose little paw is whose as the years go by.
70. DIY Snowglobe Ornament | Swoodson Says
“I love having decor that my kids *can* touch and it is fun to make!” – Stephanie
71. DIY ‘Oh, Christmas Tree’ Wall Decor | Grocery Shop for Free
Emily made this easy Christmas craft for her daughter’s room one year.
72. DIY Wooden Slice Doe Ornament | The Inspiration Edit
“These are really easy to make, are quite budget friendly and I just love how they turned out.” – Angela
73. Sparkly Salt Dough Ornaments | The Best Ideas for Kids
Kim shares a great salt dough recipe in this post. It’s one that I’ve used to make these same cookie cutter ornaments with my kids. Works great, and these ornaments always are a hit whether used as a gift topper or ornament, or strung into garland.
74. Hometown Map Ornaments | The Heathered Nest
Give a loved one the world this year with a homemade map ornament. Place a heart over their hometown, a place you met, or maybe the town of your alma mater. It’s a nice way to upcycle a map, and create a fun and meaningful personalized ornament.
75. Mini TeaLight Ornaments | Tag & Tibby
Aren’t these tea light ornaments made by Julia reminiscent of the old candles people used to put on their trees? What a great idea for adding a little more light and warmth to your tree.
And that wraps up our list of 75 easy Christmas crafts that are the favorites of some of the best bloggers on the internet! Hope you found at least a couple easy Christmas crafts to tackle this holiday season with the family, and maybe a couple new great blogs to follow as well!
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Lynn Spencer says
Hi Heather! Thanks so much for sharing my Santa’s Sweet Shoppe Window! I am chomping at the bit to get it hung up the day after Christmas!
You have so many great ideas here…my ‘to-make’ list just got longer.
Have a great day my friend.
So many wonderful Christmas projects!!! I want to do them all! 🙂