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40+ Fun DIY Christmas Projects and Gift Ideas

Are you ready to make some Christmas crafts? I LOVE this list of 40+ fun DIY Christmas Projects, Crafts, Handmade Ornaments and Gift Ideas.

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, handmade ornaments, 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. Now, lets get to those Christmas DIY projects!

Image of 5 examples of the 40 DIY Christmas Projects in this post.
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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.

How to make cheap and easy DIY Christmas Card Ornaments with a Christmas Twine tassel. How to Video and steps. #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasOrnaments #DIYCrafts #DIYChristmas #HandmadeChristmas #ChristmasCards
How cute and simple is this ornament?!

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.

Need some new ideas for this years Christmas craft? I've got 12 fun and easy handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas for you! Make 3D scrapbook paper trees, pom pom trees, star string art, unicorn stars, and more. #AbbottsAtHome #Handmade #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasOrnaments

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.

DIY Wire Christmas Ornaments

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.

Get the DIY Info for 6 Fun & Easy Christmas Ornaments for kids to make. But don't worry, grown ups can do these too. Perfect for craft parties with friends and family. #CraftParty #DIYChristmasOrnaments #KidsOrnaments #DIYChristmas

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? 🙂

Easy DIY Gnome Ornaments

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.

Tassel Boho Christmas Ornaments DIY

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?!

DIY Wool Felt Sock Ornaments

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!

Scrap wood Christmas Tree Ornaments

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.

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. 🙂

DIY Jingle Bell Ornaments

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.

DIY Rustic Christmas Ornament

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.

DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

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.

Marbled Christmas Ornaments

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.

Image of handmade Christmas Ornaments made with Brown Paper Tags and old Christmas Cards. Simple Christmas Craft for little kids.

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.

Quick & Easy Red Truck DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea. Christmas or Holiday table centerpiece or Vignette. #RedTruck #RedTruckDecor #ChristmasDIY #ChristmasCenterpiece

Or, you can make the DIY Christmas Table Centerpiece version of that Red Truck Christmas Decor.

Here's how to make an Easy Farmhouse DIY Red Truck Christmas Table Centerpiece your guests will love. With DIY steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #RedTruck #Christmas #ChristmasCrafts #ChristmasTable
The finished scene is fun, nostalgic, Modern Farmhouse twist on the traditional Christmas Village.

Macrame Christmas Tree – Just measuring up shared the quick and easy steps to make this great DIY Macrame Yarn Christmas Tree.

DIY 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.

DIY Wood Bead Garland

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.

Vinyl Gingham Christmas Tree

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?!

DIY Christmas Gnomes from Socks

Small Christmas Table Decor Ideas – Check out this post full of Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Table Decorations too.

Looking for Easy Christmas Craft Inspo? Here's how I use Christmas ornaments, glass containers, and wooden bowls to design little Modern Farmhouse Christmas Villages my family loves. With how-to video and lots of photo inspiration. #AbbottsAtHome #Christmas #RedTruck #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasDecorations #ChristmasCraft

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.

Download both of these fun & free Christmas Printables today. Use them as Christmas Card Printables or as Printable Christmas Decor and Wall Art. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Quote. #DIYChristmasCard #ChristmasCardCraft #ChristmasPrintable #MerryLittleChristmas

Christmas Yarn Tassels – Add Christmas-themed tassels around your home with this post on How to Make Yarn Tassels for Home Decor Projects.

This DIY Yarn Tassel Garland is so easy to make. See easy to follow pictures and the how to video to follow along. Theme this to any holiday for Christmas Garland, Halloween, Easter, and more. #ChristmasGarland #YarnTassel #DIYYarnTassel #TasselGarland
How pretty are 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 Wood Block Cricut Christmas Signs

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.

Gift Wrapped Pictures - Easy DIY Christmas Wall Art with gift wrap tips and video to help you decorate for Christmas. #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasDecorations #ChristmasCrafts #DIYChristmas

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.

DIY Santa Letter Cricut Sign

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!

DIY Tassel Christmas Tree Skirt

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. 🙂

Tour our cozy Modern Farmhouse, Traditional Living Room with this look at our fun & colorful Living Room Christmas Decorations, this year. Full of pops of Red, Blue, and Green! #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasDecorations #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasLivingRoom

Or, my 2019 Christmas Living Room and Dining Room Tour.

Christmas Bird Decor on a White Mantle

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.

One of my favorite things about Christmas is all of those warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia from the music, food, and even the decor. Here are some of the best vintage Christmas Decoration ideas I've found this year. Includes Ceramic Christmas Trees, Vintage Camper Vans, and Retro Glass Ornaments. #AbbottsAtHome #Christmas #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasIdeas #Vintage #ChristmasOrnaments

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.

Easy woodworking steps & video for this big table top or floor-sized DIY Wood Christmas Tree Shelf. Printable woodworking plans, easy enough for beginner woodworkers. I'm loving this fun way to display all of my favorite Christmas decorations. This DIY Wood Christmas Tree Shelf is a great display for Cookies & Cocoa Bars, Christmas Villages, Advent Calendars, Christmas Ornaments and more.

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.

How to build this Wooden DIY Barn Star Art (Wood Barn Quilt) for less than $20 in lumber. Pottery Barn sells it for $400. Winning! DIY Wood Sign - Barn Quilt - Pottery Barn Knock Off #ChristmasProjects #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasSign #PotteryBarn #BarnQuilt #AbbottsAtHome

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!

Build this easy DIY Christmas Tree Box Stand. Looks fantastic under your tree and stores your ornaments when you're ready to pack the tree away. DIY Christmas Woodworking Build Plan.

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.

DIY Magnetic Countdown Calendar

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.

Large DIY Wood Snowflake Sign

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 Porch Sign

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 Wooden Christmas Tree Lantern

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.

DIY Scroll Saw Christmas Wreath 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 Hand Painted Merry Christmas Sign

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.

DIY Grapevine Designer Christmas Wreath

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.

DIY Winter Magnolia Leaf Wreath

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.

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 Buffalo Check Ribbon Christmas Wreath

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 Wooden Gift Boxes for Porch

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.

DIY Christmas Sled Porch Decor

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. 🙂

3D Wooden DIY Christmas Tree

That’s it for my DIY Christmas Projects and Handmade craft ideas. Keep scrolling for DIY Christmas Gift Ideas.

40+ fun DIY Christmas Projects, Crafts, Ornaments, Wreaths, Builds and Gift Ideas from my site. Plus, some of my favorite Christmas projects from talented blogger friends! #Christmas #ChristmasIdeas #ChristmasDecor #ChristmasGifts #ChristmasInspo #Christmas
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DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Kids

You might also like these DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for your kiddos. You can see a picture of these projects below the links.

7 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for kids. Click for the step by step tutorials. Includes DIY Kids furniture, Kids Toys, and DIY Kids Play Areas. #AbbottsAtHome #ChristmasGifts #GiftIdeas #DIYFurniture #PlayRoom #Woodworking
7 DIY Christmas Gifts for Kids

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!

Best Gift Ideas for little boys, plus 5 toy fails that my boys never played with. Birthday and Christmas Gift Ideas for Little Boys - 4 year old boys, 5 year old boys, 6 year old boys, 7 year old boys. #GiftIdeas #BestToys #KidsToys #ChristmasGifts #BoysToys #KidsGiftIdeas #AbbottsAtHome

And Best Last Minute Gifts you can Email or Subscribe To on Amazon. This list is a great save for procrastinators like me. 🙂

25+ of the best last minute gifts you can email or subcribe to for someone. It's not too late to get your friend, boss, aunt, favorite kid a great last minute gift. These work for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, any special day! #AbbottsAtHome #BestGifts #GiftIdeas #GiftForHer #GiftForHim #GiftForKid #BestGifts
4 examples of handmade Christmas ornaments and crafts.

Thanks for checking out my DIY Christmas Projects and Gift Ideas. Happy crafting and Merry Christmas, guys! Let me know if you have questions.

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Thursday 21st of November 2019

What a FABULOUS roundup of projects. Featuring when my link party opens tonight!


Thursday 21st of November 2019

Yay! Thanks so much Carol. I really appreciate that. :)


Monday 18th of November 2019

Lots of beautiful ideas! Pinning for later


Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Thanks so much for pinning, Alice!


Monday 18th of November 2019

Homemade Holidays are the best! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning! Robin😊


Monday 18th of November 2019

Thanks so much, Robin!


Sunday 17th of November 2019

Loved your Christmas Living room tour! What a lovely home and great holiday highlights.


Sunday 17th of November 2019

Aw, thanks so much Melody. So glad you liked it. :)


Thursday 14th of November 2019

So many great DIY holiday ideas here! My front door needs that buffalo check wreath. Pinned :)


Thursday 14th of November 2019

I love that buffalo check wreath. Thanks for pinning!

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