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35+ DIY Christmas Crafts for the Whole Family


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IDEAS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

It's holiday time!  It's time to sprinkle some holiday cheer throughout your home and to others.  What better way to get the family excited about the holiday than to make handmade Christmas decorations, handmade gifts, homemade treats and just fun holiday crafts.  

Looking for Christmas crafts?  We have pulled together over 35 different ideas.  Making Christmas crafts can be great fun for the whole family.  We have many ideas to keep you and the kids entertained for hours as the holiday season approaches and the weather gets too cold to go outside.

Start by decorating your home with creative table runners, wreaths, and garland.  Then, tackle your gift list by using your crafting skills to create holiday gifts for family, co-workers, friends, and teachers.

Kids love Christmas.  They also love crafts.  Combine the two with some fun, simple Christmas crafts for kids. Help them create Christmas decorations that they and you will treasure for years and years.

Many of these crafts can be made inexpensively by upcycling items or using leftover materials from your other holiday endeavors.  Leftover ribbon can be used to make a Christmas ornament. Turn a toilet paper roll into a gift cardholder.  Make a Christmas tree from a paperback book.  Bring the natural beauty of outdoors into your home by making pine cone garland and log candle holders.

If you need supplies, now is the time to stock up for all the holiday craft project supplies by stopping by the dollar store or your favorite craft store.  Lots of the supplies are on sale.  Then after the season, when the holiday craft items are sustainably reduced, stock up for next year. 

Keep reading for our best and most popular holiday ideas for both kids and adults, from ornaments and home decor to gifts and table decorations. 

35+ FUN AND POPULAR CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS

DIY CRAFTS ideas for the home

Bring the holiday spirit into your home with some of these creative decorations.

Christmas Lantern Tutorial Christmas Lantern Tutorial - Learn how to turn an ordinary lantern into a festive decoration for your home.

No-Sew Fabric Snowflake No-Sew Fabric Snowflake - Decorate for the holidays with beautiful fabric snowflakes.

DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree - Store-bought tabletop Christmas trees can be expensive. Learn how easy it is to make one yourself.

Fold and Stitch Wreath Holiday Fold 'n Stitch Wreath - Make this fabulous wreath for your door or table.  The center is the perfect size for a candle.

Tabletop Fabric Christmas Tree Tabletop Fabric Christmas Tree - A classic fabric Christmas Tree is a timeless addition to any Christmas decorations.

 

TEACHER GIFT IDEAS

Need an idea for a teacher gift?  There are a few unique ideas.

Candy Cane Vase Candy Cane Vase (Dollar Store Craft) - Make this for yourself or as a unique hostess or teacher gift.

Candy Sleigh Candy Sleigh - These candy sleighs are quick and easy to make and are great teacher gifts.  Kids would love making them for their friends.

Santa Mason Jar Cover Santa Mason Jar Cover - Want a cute gift for a teacher, co-worker or friend? Crochet this Santa mason jar cover and fill with a gift card or candy.

TRIM THE TREE crafts

Whether you have a large or small tree.  Whether you have a fresh or artificial tree.  Here are some tree trimming ideas.  

Christmas Wreath Ornament Christmas Wreath Ornament - Brighten your holiday home by stitching some easy Christmas wreaths with plastic canvas.

Fabric Christmas TreeFabric Christmas Tree - This strip-pieced ornament can be made with leftover fabric from other holiday projects.

Christmas Plastic Canvas Basket Ornament - Make super cute Christmas ornaments with plastic canvas.

CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Fun, easy crafts for kids to make this Christmas.

Beaded Garland Christmas Ornament Bead Garland Ornament - Kids will love to make this super simple ornament as a gift for teachers, parents or grandparents.

Ribbon Filled Ornament Ribbon Filled Ornament (Dollar Store Craft) - With a clear plastic ornament and ribbon, your child can create a cute ornament to hang on the tree or give as a gift.

Mitten Ornament Mitten Ornament (Dollar Store Craft) - Learn how to make super simple, inexpensive DIY mitten ornaments for the Christmas tree with dollar store mittens.

Snowman OrnamentSnowman Tree Ornament - Does your child like to spool knit? They can create a snowman ornament with spool knitted cord.

Snowman Tea Light OrnamentSnowman Tea Light Ornament (Dollar Store Holiday Craft) - Light up the Christmas tree with ADORABLE snowman tea light ornaments.

Paper SnowflakePaper Snowflake - Paper snowflakes are a fun holiday project for kids of all ages.

Painted Sweatshirt or Tee Shirt - Embellish a t-shirt or sweatshirt with a Christmas Tree using fabric paint and Christmas buttons and other embellishments.

RUSTIC HOLIDAY CHARM

Bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home.

Log Tea Light Candle HolderDIY Tea Light Candle Holder - A DIY candle holder tutorial using logs.

Pine Cone GarlandPine Cone Garland - Pinecone Christmas garland is an all-time traditional decorating idea for the holiday. Making it yourself is easy.

Rustic Holiday DecorationRustic Holiday Decoration - Create this holiday decoration in a matter of minutes.

 

TABLE TOPPERS, RUNNERS & PLACEMATS

Dress up any table or surface with these fun decorations.  These items also make nice gifts.

Quick Table RunnerQuick Table Runner - This table runner requires no pattern and can be sewn in less than a half-hour.

Santa Cookie PlacematSanta Cookie Placemat - Kids will enjoy their holiday cookies and milk when you use a cute placemat!

Sensation Table TopperSensation Table Topper - With holiday fabric, this table topper sparks up the table with holiday cheer.

Snowflakes and Animals Table RunnerSnowflakes and Animals Table Runner - This project can be used as a table runner or wall hanging for the holidays.

Star Table TopperStar Table Topper - Machine embroidery a Christmas star using Christmas fabric.

Swirly PlacematSwirly Placemat - With Christmas fabric, this swirly placemat will be the highlight of any table.

 

DIY RECYCLING CRAFTS

This Christmas - repurpose, recycle and reuse.  

Book Christmas Tree Book Christmas Tree - A paperback tree is a low-cost way to decorate your home for the holiday.

Plastic Bag Holiday WreathPlastic Bag Holiday Wreath - A fun way to recycle plastic grocery bags is to make a holiday wreath.

Gift Tag - Make gift tags with old Christmas cards.

Gift Card Holder - Learn how to make a quick and easy gift card holder by recycling a toilet paper roll.

GIFT IDEAS

Many of the previous crafts would make gorgeous gifts for family and friends.  Here are a few more ideas.

Fabric Jar Topper Fabric Jar Topper - Are you gifting homemade jam, jellies or other jarred goods this holiday? Spruce up the jars with cute fabric covers.

Sock Wine Bottle CoverWine Bottle Cover (Dollar Store Craft) - A festive, quick way to wrap a bottle of wine.

Machine Embroidered Tote BagMachine Embroidered Tote Bag - Make a fun gift by personalizing a tote bag with a monogram or catchy saying.

Hanging Potholder Dish TowelHanging Potholder Dish Towel - Need a quick gift for someone? You can whip up a hanging dish towel in less than an hour with this tutorial.

Fringed Fleece ScarfFringed Fleece Scarf - Give a gift of a warm, soft, snuggly scarf.

Wine Bottle Gift BagWine Bottle Gift Bag - Learn how to sew a simple fabric wine bottle gift bag.

Inside Out PlacematsInside Out Placemats - Everyone can use new placemats. With this pattern, a set of four placemats can be sewn in an afternoon.

Snowman Tissue Holders - Aren't these tissue holders adorable? Machine embroider with a pattern from Embroidery garden.

We hope these ideas have inspired you.

We wish everyone a happy, joyous holiday season.

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