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Deciding what Christmas decorations to make for your home is always a fun but daunting task. It’s not hard to find just about any type of Christmas decoration at any local retailer whether it’s from the dollar store, a retailer like Target, or a home improvement store.
But with everything that’s already made and ready for you to buy, it’s not much fun because you don’t get to call it something your own since you did not craft it with your own two hands.
So, why buy the final product when you can inject some of your personality and design styles into your home with these one-of-a-kind and fun DIY Christmas crafts?
From Christmas Mason Jars, wreaths, and ornaments to these cute Christmas desserts that you can put into little treat bags and place in the kitchen as décor (or hand out as Christmas goodies for your neighbors), tis’ holiday season is the perfect time to become crafty!
YES, it’s time to deck the halls with the best crafty Christmas décor!
Easy Christmas Crafts and Decorations to Make This Holiday
These are easy festive DIY Christmas crafts that you can enjoy making with the kids – this is a frugal and very affordable activity that will keep you warm indoors when the weather gets too cold.
You can also find more easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids here if you’re looking for specific crafting ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids 6 and under. We also recommend checking out this post on the best and easy DIY Christmas Grinch ornaments to make this holiday.
Other easy indoor crafting and decorating ideas for the holidays include these beautiful Mason Jar Christmas crafts inspired by DIYers on Pinterest. Speaking of Mason jar crafts, there are also a ton of amazing ideas on how to make Christmas gifts using Mason jars here. These are all very affordable and fun craft ideas for the winter holidays especially when you’re on a tight budget!
Now, don’t be surprised if your guests start asking you to make these amazing holiday home décor crafts for their place once they see how good yours turns out.
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1. DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Centerpiece
I absolutely love this budget-friendly craft!
Just look at gorgeous a simple dollar store Christmas Tree creation could look! Simply use any color scheme that you like and make this as large or small as you want. All you need is a floral foam cone, some pom poms, pipe cleaners, and some jingle bells to add that perfect finishing touch!
Want to save money with Christmas crafts and supplies this year? Head on over to these best and most creative DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts here!
2. Reeses Christmas Trees
Reese’s Pieces bring back childhood memories and are a dear favorite of mine. I love how I can reminisce while creating these fun and festive Reese’s Christmas Trees! Simply these Reese’s Pieces together and add a ribbon on the top
Wala! You have an impressive and tasty craft to share with the kids and family this season! Not to mention, these make the perfect Christmas treat, stuffer, or gift for anyone!
If you’re a foodie and crafter, then you’ll want to make these holiday and festive foods for your guest or as gifts ’tis season:
3. Grinch Heart Craft
Grinch may be heartless but this craft is nothing but love!
This simple and easy Holiday Craft is perfect for all ages including adults! You can make this with the kids and easily add it to any Grinch or Whoville Christmas decorations!
Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on these other awesome Holiday Grinch decorations and crafts for this year!
4. DIY Grinch Ornament
You can’t hang enough ornaments on your tree and this year, make sure to add a special DIY Grinch Ornament! This is such an easy Christmas craft to make and you probably have most, if not all, of the supplies already!
All you need is a plastic ornament, some acrylic paint, a plastic heart bead, a Black sharpie, and some of that hot glue gun. Can’t be any easier than that!
Check out these awesome DIY Grinch Ornaments here and add them to your Christmas collection this year!
5. DIY Christmas Polar Bear Craft
Polar bear crafts like these are so underrated for Christmas but they are so stinkin’ cute!
North pole or south pole, these bears are sure to make a festive and fun addition to any Christmas decor!
This craft is a little more time-consuming than the others because you need to prepare the toilet paper roll, or simply use a plastic fork, to create that nice painted effect. But still, this is fairly easy and definitely doable for the kid including yourself as an adult!
What I love is how you can easily make Christmas cards with this template or even use it as wall art for your home!
Do you love these cuddly and furry Polar bears as much as I do? Take a look and give these DIY Polar Bear Crafts a try with your kids!
6. Christmas Pinecone Name Card Holders
Get sparkly this holiday and make one of these Christmas Pinecone Name Card Holders with your kids and family from the comfort of your warm and cozy home.
This Christmas craft is so easy to make, it only requires these simple materials that you can pick up from Amazon or your local crafting store:
- Spray adhesive
- Glitter and sparkles
- Craft sticks
- Construction paper for your star
- Glue gun
This is a fun and simple craft for kids to make because it allows them to bring out the joy of Christmas and unleash their creativity during the festive holidays!
7. Candy Cane Mason Jars
If you’re a big fan of a red and white Christmas, then these candy cane mason jar crafts are perfect to make for the holidays.
They are the perfect Christmas crafts for adults, but any kid can still have fun with them by helping with the decoration!
All this mason jar craft requires are:
- 2 Mason Jars
- Paint or spray primer
- Red chalk paint
- 80 grit sandpaper
- Clearcoat of sealant in a matte finish
- Jingle bells and baker’s twine
These jars make a great centerpiece on your table! Just look at how beautiful and gorgeous they are!
Don’t forget to check out this post for more beautiful and easy to make Christmas mason jars.
8. Farmhouse Ornaments Crafts
Want a “farmhouse cottage chic” look for this Christmas holiday?
These pretty farmhouse ornament crafts are easy to make and will look great as a DIY farmhouse décor for your Christmas tree at home!
All it requires is some white modeling clay, black and gold sharpie markers, and a simple touch of ribbon to allow it to hang on your tree.
9. Snoopy & Charlie Brown Light Bulb Ornaments
If you’re looking for a cute, fun, and easy Christmas craft to make, then consider these Snoopy and Charlie Brown light bulb ornaments!
The holidays are not complete without the Peanuts gang!
Just be careful when kids are dealing with these ornaments because they are glass and it can break if you are not careful with hanging them!
Other than that, they will make your Christmas tree look adorable especially when you include the whole Peanuts crew.
10. DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
Just like any other homemade crafts or ornaments mentioned in this article, they are all fun and frugal activities to do indoors during the chilly weather with your friends, family, and kids.
This easy Christmas ornament craft is quick to make and all it requires are some small embroidery hoops!
The beauty of this type of craft is you can design, decorate, and customize the ornament in whatever style fits you and your décor at home.
If you’re a side hustler and enjoy making extra money from home during your spare time, you can even consider making and selling these ornaments for some extra income during the holidays!
Here is a list of easy crafts to make and sell for a profit for any occasion and during any holiday season.
11. Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft
Pinecones are a classic and timeless Christmas craft and they will never go out of style no matter what.
One easy craft you can make with your kids during the holiday are these beautiful pinecone Christmas trees!
Go ahead and spend some time with your kids, nieces, and nephew!
It’s important to cherish every holiday season by being in the moment, so there’s no better way or time than the Christmas season, which is filled with joy, laugher, and lasting happy memories.
You’ll slow time down (which is what we all want) by enjoying yourselves making these pinecone crafts with the young ones!
12. Reindeer Jars
Another great and easy Christmas craft to make (this time it’s filled with yummy treats inside) are these super cute and adorable Christmas Reindeer jars!
They will make the perfect décor piece at home as well as a great gift for your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.
Not only are these easy and quick to make, but they are very thoughtful and practical!
If you ever plan to gift them as presents to your loved ones, consider surprising them with a little gift card or some money inside by rolling a piece of paper (like a toilet paper roll), placing it in the center of the jar, and inserting the cash in there.
This is one of the most clever and practical ways to give money as a Christmas gift without looking unthoughtful or lazy!
Plus, who doesn’t like to receive some holiday cash for Christmas? 😉
13. DIY Crafts Christmas Treat Holders
These yarn wrapped Santa treat holders make an easy and quick craft during the weekend. They are super cute and are perfect to place in your kitchen when the kids (include adults) are looking for a delicious Christmas treat or dessert!
Not only that, but they also work out nicely as a holiday gift to your coworkers and friends.
Everyone loves cookies prepared and wrapped in something creative, so go ahead and craft as many as you can and give them out as Christmas goodies!
14. Christmas Glitter Ball Yarn Ornaments
These beautiful sparkly and glittery ball yarn ornaments will brighten your home especially when you place them on your decorative Christmas tree!
You will have loads of fun making these with your friends, family, and kids!
All it requires are some yarn, glue, and a balloon. And the most fun part is playing with the glitter!
If you’re looking for a fun, frugal, and easy Christmas craft to make, then consider crafting a few of these – they are inexpensive, so you’ll save a ton of money from not having to buy expensive Christmas home décor this year!
15. Reversible Wood Slice Pumpkins and Snowman
This brilliant reversible Wood Slice Pumpkin and Snowman is a popular trend on Pinterest during the Fall and Winter seasons and for good reason!
The beauty of this creative holiday craft is you can use it for both in the Autumn when you’re looking for some fun and easy fall crafts to make for adults, and in the Winter season, when you are too busy with holiday shopping and party planning.
With a two-in-one DIY craft like this, you’ll save both time and money!
You can leave it inside or outside of your home from September to January (and even extend it until February if you like)! That’s almost 6 months without having to do anything or put anything back in the garage!
16. DIY Snowy Christmas Mason Jars
This DIY Snowy Mason Jar Christmas craft is a beautiful faux snow-covered glass jar that makes a great centerpiece at home during the snowy holiday season.
This glass jar Christmas craft is easy to make and all it requires are:
- Mason Jars
- Epsom Salt
- Greenery & twine
- Flameless tea lights
- Hot glue
If you’re planning a holiday or Christmas party this year, your guests will notice how beautiful these are when they see them brighten up on your table!
17. DIY Christmas Stocking
You can’t celebrate Christmas without hanging a few of these classic and timeless bright red Christmas stockings by your fireplace!
Instead of running out to Walmart or Target to grab some stockings, you can spend some time indoors with your family and make a stocking for each member.
DIY crafting and making things at home is what brings families closer together to create long-lasting happy memories.
For one, it’s budget-friendly, and secondly, you’ll have a finishing piece that you can proudly say you made with your own hands.
So, go ahead and craft these beautiful handmade stockings and fill them up with goodies and presents for your family members this season!
18. DIY Craft Christmas Advent Calendar Boxes
These beautifully wrapped cardboard boxes will make the perfect “24 Days of Christmas” craft idea for this year!
This is a pretty simple DIY (although it may take some time to make 24 of these), so it is ideal to do as a family together to make it fun and get them done much sooner.
Fill them up with sweets, goodies, gifts, or your favorite little things and close it off with a bow or ribbon.
19. Mickey and Minnie Felt Christmas Ornaments
If your kids, or young teens, love Disney and want a Disney themed Christmas this year, then it will be a fun idea to craft these Mickey and Minnie Felt Ornaments for your Christmas tree.
They are simple and easy to make and won’t take very long with the kids.
All that it requires are the following supplies:
- Black stiff felt
- Red and green felt
- Tacky glue
- Small stiff paintbrush
- Thin ribbon (red and green)
- 2 small white buttons
- Stick-on faux pearls
These are super cute and any kids, including adults, will love them! You can even give them out as extra gifts to friends, families, and coworkers who are Mickey and Minnie fans. The fact that you made them by hand will make you look more thoughtful.
20. Christmas Muddy Buddies
Another easy to make Christmas craft in a mason jar are these ones filled with delicious treats and goodies.
Like any other DIY holiday crafts, these will make a great gift for people who love receiving food and treats during the winter holidays.
You can decorate the glass jars by using printables like these with an Elf, Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to make them Christmassy.
Finally, finish them off by attaching a tag and ribbon!
21. DIY Christmas Buffalo Check Hoop Wreath
One of the best crafts to make during the holidays is Christmas wreaths.
This easy to make DIY Christmas Buffalo Check Hoop Wreath displays a glittery Merry and Bright hand-lettered focus that your guests and neighbors will love!
You can also check out this post on the easiest DIY dollar store Christmas wreaths – they’re so easy to make and you can find affordable supplies at your local dollar store or Amazon.
Who doesn’t like to brighten up their front doors with a pretty wreath like this?
22. Reindeer Gift Bags
This is one of the most popular arts and crafts holiday treat bags trending on Pinterest and they are super fun and easy to make for your friends and coworkers during Christmas time!
All it requires are a pack of small brown bags, red pom-poms for Rudolph’s nose, googly eyes, candy canes, and a glue stick.
Yep, it’s that simple and you can have them done in just a matter of minutes!
Once you’re done making them, simply fill them up with treats and goodies so everyone can enjoy during the holidays!
23. Snowman Christmas Ornament
This snowman ornament is easy to make for hanging on your Christmas tree.
All it requires are a few slices of small wood, orange and black markers, twigs, twine, scissors, a glue gun, and some ribbons for his scarf.
It’s cute, fun, and adorable – your kids and family will enjoy this easy Christmas craft idea!
24. EOS Christmas Gift
Lips get dried and chapped especially during the wintertime.
What better way than to gift an EOS lip balm in a nice little package with a cute Rudolph or Santa printable?
You can also insert a gift card inside for a little something extra!
25. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
A fun and simple Christmas craft idea is this battery-operated snowman tea light.
If you’re paranoid about having an actual burning fire candle, then these tea lights will make a perfect alternative.
You can purchase a pack of these tea lights from Amazon and design a snowman (or many snowmen) with a black permanent marker, red pipe cleaners, and pom-poms for the earmuffs, along with some ribbons for the scarf.
This will make another fun and frugal craft idea with the kids while staying warm indoors.
26. Christmas Rudolph Ornament
If you want to stay indoors and you’re into crocheting, then you’ll love this handmade Christmas Rudolph ornament craft!
We just love how happy Rudolph turned out in this pattern – it brings out the joy and laughter during the Christmas holidays.
27. DIY Christmas Snowman Candles
Make candles a fun craft by transforming them into décor pieces or handmade Christmas gifts.
These DIY snowman candles are super cute and a budget-friendly way to wish your friends, neighbors, and family a Merry and Bright Christmas this year!
28. DIY Craft Christmas Advent Countdown
Make the holidays fun with your family and kids by making one of these beautiful DIY Advent Countdown projects.
It’s one of the most creative ways to countdown to Christmas with everyone around you!
29. Christmas Cookie Mix Gift Sack
This Cookie Mix Gift Sack is an easy DIY Christmas gift idea for anyone including family, friends, and neighbors who love baking and munching on delicious homemade cookies.
The packaging looks expensive but it’s actually inexpensive and affordable to make.
This Christmas craft is perfect for you to tackle this weekend especially if you’re looking for some crafty and practical gift ideas on a budget.
30. Pom-Pom Christmas Tree Ornament
This Christmas tree ornament is a simple and cute Christmas craft that kids can easily make this winter holiday.
Not only is this for kids, but teens and adults can have fun and make them too.
All you need are some basic craft supplies like pom-poms, crafting sticks, construction paper, paint, gem stickers, buttons, and some glue.
Kids and adults can express and unleash their imagination by decorating the Christmas tree however they like.
31. Holiday Shadow Box
This easy and simple Christmas craft idea will brighten up your space and bring joy to your home this holiday!
We recommend making one of these Christmas Holiday Shadow boxes so you can showcase your artistic side to your guest and family members!
Not only is this a great home decor during Christmas or the Wintertime, but it will also make a perfect and fun DIY gift idea!
32. DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
Head out to the Dollar Tree and make one of these beautiful DIY Farmhouse Christmas trees ’tis season!
Not only is this an inexpensive and budget-friendly activity, but you’ll have loads of fun decorating these little babies. Add lights, mini ornaments, and ribbons to the tree that will allow your personality to shine!
And oh yeah, don’t forget to top it with a bright star, angel, or simple bowtie at the tip of the tree.
33. Personalized Scrabble Tile Ornaments
If you’re looking for fun and easy Christmas crafts to make this year, then we recommend trying these Personalized Scrabble Tile Ornaments. You can also customize it with people’s names and add them to your stocking stuffers as gifts!
34. Snowman Mason Jar Luminary Ornament
Have fun with the family and kids with this Snowman Mason Jar craft that will light up some joy.
All you need are pipe cleaners, pom-poms, a pair of buttons, a glue gun, and some frosty snow to make this cute little snowman decor.
It’s a quick and easy indoor winter activity you can enjoy with your kids when it gets too chilly or cold outside.
35. DIY Christmas Advent Calendar
Your kids will love and enjoy crafting this DIY Mini Forest Advent Calendar with you during this winter holiday.
You can fill up those tiny little ketchup cups with sweets or little treats and top it with green origami or construction paper to complete your tree.
This frugal holiday craft is very simple to make and it’s something you and your kids will enjoy making together at home.
Wrap up on Easy Christmas Crafts To Make
I hope you enjoyed this list of 30 easy holiday crafts to make for Christmas.
Let us know which Christmas crafts are your favorite ones by leaving a comment below!