DIY Christmas Projects and Gift Ideas
Merry Christmas, guys! Christmas is definitely my families favorite time of the year. And, I always go a little crazy with the fun DIY Christmas projects, builds, and crafts.
In fact, I’ve been doing this for so many years that I decided I should put all of my Christmas projects in one place, to make them easier for people to find. I’ve got some fun DIY Gift Ideas for kids in here too.
I’m also adding some of my favorite projects from my blogger friends that they’ve very kindly allowed me to share with you all. All of their posts are from a fun monthly DIY challenge that I’ve been doing with them, this year.
You can check out the different monthly themes and all of our monthly DIY challenge projects here.
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more DIY Christmas Projects and Home Decor Inspiration.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
3D DIY Christmas Card Ornaments – These Cheap and Easy DIY Christmas Card Ornaments look so great on my tree, I want to make more. It’s basically Mini Christmas Cards, Christmas Twine, and a glue gun. Watch the how-to video and see the steps on this post.
12 Fun & Easy DIY Ornaments – I like to have the kids make a new ornament or two every year. The hard part is always coming up with a fun idea that the kids want to do. Here’s 12 Easy Handmade Ornament Ideas to try with the kids. I love all of these.
DIY Wire Ornaments – Two Feet First shared this great tutorial and how-to video for making DIY Wire Christmas Ornaments. I love how simple, but beautiful these look. This would be fun for kids to help with too.
6 MORE Easy DIY Ornaments – And, guess what. Yep, I have even more handmade ornament ideas for you. This post is one of the first DIY Christmas Projects I ever shared and it has 6 fun and easy Christmas Ornaments for kids and adults to make, together.
DIY Gnome Ornaments – Happily Ever After shared this super cute and easy 10 Minute Blush Gnome Ornaments DIY tutorial. I’m loving gnomes, right now. How about you? 🙂
Boho Tassel Ornaments – These are so unique and fun. Songbird Blog shared the easy steps and video to make your own DIY Boho Christmas Tassel Ornaments.
Wool Felt Sock Ornaments – The DIY Dreamer came up with another adorable Christmas project. I love her DIY Wool Socks Felt Christmas Ornaments. Aren’t they great?!
Scrap Wood Ornaments – Her Tool Belt shared her steps for making these sweet little DIY Scrap Wood Christmas Tree Ornaments. I love new ways to use up my scrap wood!
Scroll Saw DIY Christmas Projects – Sheri at Hazel + Gold Designs has been coming up with lots of fantastic scroll saw projects lately, including these awesome DIY Scroll Saw Ornaments.
Jingle Bell Ornaments – 1905 Farmhouse came up with these adorable DIY Jingle Bell Ornaments that I am loving. My kids would love making these too. I need to get some jingle bells. 🙂
Easy Christmas Logs Ornament – Zucchini Sisters came up with this super easy and really adorable Rustic Log Bundle DIY Ornament. I love this! It’s just so perfect and easy.
Wood Slice Ornaments – Have you tried wood burning yet? What a fun way to make rustic wood slice ornaments look extra special, right?! Love our real Life shared this tutorial.
Marbled Christmas Ornament – DIY Beautify can show you how to make Easy Marbled Christmas Ornaments with finger nail polish. This is another fun family craft project I should try with my kids.
Easy Upcycle Christmas Card Ornaments – This DIY Christmas Card ornament idea is the easiest of all. And, it’s a great way to reuse last years pretty Christmas cards. Just glue pieces of the old Christmas cards onto brown paper tags to make pretty and rustic Christmas ornaments.
Super Easy DIY Christmas Crafts and Decor Ideas
Small Red Truck Christmas Decor – This Red Truck Christmas Decor is one of my most popular DIY Christmas projects and it’s really easy, guys. It’s a fun little Christmas display for a side table or kitchen counter.
Or, you can make the DIY Christmas Table Centerpiece version of that Red Truck Christmas Decor. Watch this video to see how, then see the written tutorial here.
Macrame Christmas Tree – Just measuring up shared the quick and easy steps to make this great DIY Macrame Yarn Christmas Tree.
Wood Bead Garland – I’m loving this whole Rose Gold Tree idea from Happily Ever After. She has the full tutorial for this beautiful DIY Rose Gold Wood Bead Garland on her site.
Gingham Christmas Tree – Her Tool Belt also has a really pretty little Christmas Tree project. She went for a DIY Gingham Christmas Tree and has a great tutorial to show you how she does these DIY Christmas projects.
Make Cute Christmas Gnomes – Love Our Real Life shared this sweet and easy no-sew tutorial for making DIY Christmas Gnomes from socks. And, she has another cute version for crafters that like to sew too. These gnomes are so great, right?!
How To Design Christmas Scenes – Watch this short video to see how I grab decor from around my house and Christmas decorations to design my own little DIY Christmas Table decorations (blog post here).
Free Printable Christmas Cards – I designed some fun vintage Christmas card printables a few years ago. Any of my email subscribers can download the free printable Christmas cards here. You can also turn the cards into cute little pictures too.
DIY Tassel Christmas Garland – Here’s another good excuse to put pretty yarn tassels up in your house. This DIY Yarn Tassel Garland (blog post) is pretty, easy, and fun to make. Watch this quick video to see exactly how I made these.
Cricut Wood Block Signs – Girl, Just DIY made the cutest Small Christmas Wood Signs with scrap wood and her Cricut machine. One day I’ll have to get a Cricut. There are so many fun and awesome Cricut uses and this is definitely one of them. 🙂
DIY Gift Wrapped Wall Art – Watch the Quick Video and see the pictures for my easy DIY Christmas Wall Art using gift wrap. And, see 2 more ways I use gift wrap to decorate for Christmas.
DIY Letter to Santa Sign – Happily Ever After designed this sweet DIY Letter to Santa Sign with her cricut. You can grab the cricut file and easy steps to make your own on her site.
Christmas Tree Skirt – The Creative Ramblings Blog shared her clever DIY Tassel Christmas Tree Skirt. It’s so pretty and can be done without sewing. Yay!
Living Room Christmas Tour – You might find some Christmas decorating inspo in my 2018 Christmas Living Room Tour. You can see how I used a lot of my DIY Christmas Projects in the pictures on that post. 🙂
Or, my 2019 Christmas Living Room and Dining Room Tour.
Vintage Style Christmas – If you’d rather shop for some fun Christmas decorations instead of making them, check out this list of my favorite Vintage Style Christmas decor finds on Amazon.
DIY Christmas Woodworking Ideas
DIY Wood Christmas Tree Shelf – Build this sweet DIY Wood Christmas Tree Shelf to use as a Christmas-y Hot Chocolate and Cookie Bar or to display your favorite Christmas decorations.
DIY Barn Quilt Star Art – This DIY Barn Star wall art can actually be up all year long. But the red and white colors make it a beautiful Christmas decoration too. It’s a beautiful Pottery Barn Knock Off that can be built with just $20 in lumber.
Build a Christmas Tree Box – For my DIY woodworking friends, I have the full build tutorial and printable plans for this great DIY Christmas Tree Stand that also stores your ornaments once Christmas is over. Yay!
DIY Countdown Calendar – Her Tool Belt came up with this awesome DIY Magnetic Christmas Countdown Sign. I love the design and she has easy to follow steps to help you build your own.
Wooden Snowflake Sign – DIY Beautify came up with a lovely DIY Wooden Framed Snowflake Sign. You can see her easy to follow tutorial and lots of pics on her site.
DIY Front Porch Sign – Girl, Just DIY came up with this super sweet and fun DIY Santa Pleas Stop Here Sign. Head over to her site to see how to make your own.
DIY Christmas Lantern – The DIY Dreamer has a quick and easy DIY Christmas Tree Lantern that turned out so great. I really want a few of these around my fireplace. 🙂
DIY Scroll Saw Christmas Sign – Hazel & Gold Designs can show you exactly how to make this beautiful little DIY Holiday Wreath Scroll Saw Christmas Sign.
Hand Painted ‘Merry Christmas’ Sign – Two Feet First has this easy to follow tutorial and free printable to make this beautiful DIY Christmas wooden sign. No fancy equipment needed, just a printer, pencil, and some paints.
DIY Outdoor Christmas Projects and Ideas
Designer Style Christmas Wreath – I love, love, love this pretty designer-style grapevine DIY Christmas Wreath from Southern Yankee DIY. She has the steps and all the pics to show you how to make your own.
Magnolia Leaf Wreath – Two Feet First designed a beautiful Leather, Cotton, and Magnolia Leaf DIY Winter Wreath that is totally my style. And, she can show you how easy it is on her site.
Vintage Bicycle Rim Wreath – I don’t know why rusty bicycle rims are so beautiful, but they are. Look at how Meegan Makes turned hers into a stunning DIY Vintage Bicycle Rim Christmas Wreath.
Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath – That classic buffalo check ribbon is always a favorite too. Go to the Easy Christmas Ribbon Wreath tutorial to make your own from the Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts blog.
DIY Wooden Gift Boxes – Happily Ever After shared her DIY Large Christmas Present Boxes. I love that you can see the “gifts” inside and the lights. I need to build these too!
DIY Christmas Sled Decor – How great is this DIY Christmas Porch Sled Decor?! I’m loving it and the other DIY Porch decor that Red Cottage Chronicles shared on her blog.
Wooden Christmas Tree – The DIY Dreamer can show you how to make this cool DIY 3D Wooden Outdoor Christmas Tree. This is one of those great DIY Christmas Projects for anyone comfortable with a JigSaw. 🙂
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Kids
- Build an Easy PVC Pipe Play Tent
- How to Make Fun Felt & Canvas Wall Art
- DIY Farmhouse Kids Activity Wall Board
- Build Plans for a DIY Wooden Kids Desk
- Kids Play Kitchen Woodworking Plan
- DIY Wooden Toy Box Build Plans
- DIY Kids Sit N Spin Toy
And, last but not least, my Favorite Store-Bought Gift Ideas are on these Posts
Here are my recommendations for Best Toy Gifts for Little Boys, and 5 Toy Fails!
And Best Last Minute Gifts you can Email or Subscribe To on Amazon. This list is a great save for procrastinators like me. 🙂
Thanks for checking out my DIY Christmas Projects and Gift Ideas. Happy crafting and Merry Christmas, guys! Let me know if you have questions. And, don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.