35+ DIY Christmas Crafts 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.35+ DIY Christmas Crafts for the Whole Family - facebook

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 the 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. 


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.

Snow Covered Winter Wreath Snow Covered Winter Wreath - There's nothing more magical than a white Christmas. Celebrate a white Christmas with this wreath.

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.

Decoupage Candle Holders Decoupaged Candle Holders - Light up your table for the holiday by decoupaging a glass container and inserting a tea light.

Chicken Scratch Christmas Tree Chicken Scratch Christmas Tree Pattern - After embroidering, make it into a pillow, Christmas decoration, placemat, or potholder.

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



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.


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

Candy Cane Ornament Vintage Candy Cane Ornament - This cute candy cane ornament is made from lace and beads.

Felt Stacked Christmas Tree Ornament Felt Stacked Christmas Tree Ornament -  A cute felt Christmas Tree Ornament will add a festive touch to the tree.

Snowman Yo-Yo Ornament Snowman Yo-Yo Tree Ornament - This snowman ornament is adorable and easy to make.

Penny Rug Christmas Ornament Penny Rug Christmas Ornament - Penny rug ornaments will brighten any Christmas tree, wreath or gift!

Santa yo yo ornament finished on treeFabric Yo-Yo Santa Ornament - Make some cute fabric yo-yo Santa ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree or to give as gifts.

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

Felt Christmas Wreath Ornament - Homemade Christmas ornaments are special crafts to keep and to give.  You're going to love this no-sew little felt Christmas wreath ornament.

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

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

Bird's Nest Christmas Ornament - This gorgeous homemade bird Christmas tree decoration will bring the natural beauty of the outside indoors.

Snowflake Christmas Ornament - Bring in the holiday season with simple snowflake decorations using plastic canvas, yarn and beads.


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.

Snowman Ornament - Snowman decorations are a classic winter decoration. Gather the kids and make a fun, easy snowman ornament.

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


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.


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.


Plastic Canvas Christmas Napkin RingsChristmas Napkin Rings - Learn how to make festive Christmas napkin rings that will dress up your holiday table with plastic canvas.

Holiday Napkins - Making DIY holiday cloth napkins are quick and easy when you use a serger sewing machine and this tutorial.


This Christmas - repurpose, recycle and reuse.  

Greeting Card Wreath Greeting Card Wreath - This cute holiday wreath is a great way to recycle old Christmas cards.

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

Greeting Card Basket - Learn how to upcycle old greeting cards by making a greeting card basket that will look attractive anywhere in the home.


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

Hanging Towels Hanging Kitchen Towel - Find some store purchased towels and turn them into a hanging kitchen towel with kam snaps using our free hanging kitchen towel pattern and tutorial.

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.

String Pieced Potholder - Everyone needs potholders! These no-binding necessary potholders sew up quickly and make wonderful gifts.

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

Loop Yarn Scarf - Anyone can make this finger knitted scarf using this super easy loop yarn pattern. In less than two hours you can make this soft, cozy scarf as a gift.

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 Toppers Snowman Tissue Holders - Aren't these tissue holders adorable? Machine embroidered 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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