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Christmas Crafts for Adults

I do it year after year, month after month, week after week; I search the web for DIY Christmas craft projects. This is the serious truth about me. Maybe you crafters can relate???

I love crafts, especially Christmas crafts for adults that I can create for my family and friends during the winter holidays. 

Of course, I could purchase them come December, but what is the fun of that?  Homemade Christmas gifts and decorations rock!!

Truth be told, I have already found the pattern and purchased the materials for our family ornament exchange.

And it’s not yet the end of summer here!

Am I the only one?  Am I the only one who begins searching for Christmas ideas at the beginning of January? I honestly think I have a serious problem related to craft ideas for Christmas!

No matter what month it is, you have come to the right place for the most amazing Christmas crafts for adults to make!

I’ve separated the crafts for Christmas into several groups.  Enjoy browsing what we’ve put together for you!

Home decorations

We have several ideas for creating Christmas trees to decorate your home for the holidays.  They range in size and difficulty, but none of them are too tricky to create in a very short time!

There is a cute, farmhouse Christmas tree decoration made using a 12” foam cone and buffalo plaid wire edged ribbon.  It will look so chic decorating a table top or shelf.  Buffalo plaid is one of my favorite patterns, and I know you will love this too! 

Origami is certainly not art just for kids. Be sure to check out the easy origami Christmas trees if you like to do paper folding!  

Who knew what cute little trees you could make that look like you put so much time into them? 

These last minute paper decorations are so easy, and you can construct an evergreen forest in a very short time.  They will look so festive on your holiday table.

If you enjoy making these, be sure to click the link to our origami page for more paper folding ideas!

Please, please, please check out the 3D Christmas trees made with noodles.  

I know, noodle art brings back memories of your preschooler’s pasta creations.  But these trees look so lovely and not at all made by a child (though a child could certainly help with this craft!).

Don’t assume all noodle crafts look like kids’ art!

Our ever-popular, no-sew fabric snowflakes can be made in many sizes from the 15” giant version to the smaller 7.5” version, both shown below. 

These are perfect decorations for winter or for the holidays and make great tree-toppers or a decoration for your mantle or even hung in a window with suction cups!

You may have come across Christmas decorations made from folded books. These projects are easy to make and end up looking just beautiful.  

Depending on the book and other materials to choose, your folded book project can be made to match your other holiday decorations, from farmhouse to traditional holiday themes.

Tutorials for angels and trees made from folded books can be found below.

Most of these crafts are inexpensive to create, but the projects made from candies have materials that are easy to find at a dollar store, and they make easy, budget friendly holiday gifts for teachers, coworkers, or any group that you need several easy and inexpensive gifts.

Try the cute candy cane vase, the candy sleigh, or the starlight mint bowls this Christmas!

(Hint: the starlight mint craft can be adapted to create holiday platters and ornaments using metal cookie cutters.  They can be made for the price of a candy cane!)

We have several different tutorials for making a variety of holiday garlands, including those made from old holiday cards, dollar store socks, or pine cones.  We also have a farmhouse garland banner made with a Cricut. 

With the inspiration found on these pages, you will have beautiful garlands for anywhere in your home.  Use them to decorate a mantle, the Christmas tree, or string wherever you need a quick and striking garland.

These are just a few of the Christmas home decor projects that we have tutorials for below. You don’t want to miss the rest, so be sure to scroll through the entire list of Christmas crafts for adults below!

Ornaments

Christas ornaments are always fun to make for your own tree and to give as gifts. 

As I mentioned above, our family has an annual Christmas ornament exchange. It is so easy and fun!

Each family makes only four ornaments; one for each of the other families that make up my parents and siblings. 

We’ve done it over Zoom parties where each family wraps one of the ornaments they made beforehand, and ceremoniously unwraps it to show everyone what they will be receiving. 

We later mail out the ornaments, usually after the holidays when things slow down. 

Since we live all over the US, Christmases are most often spent apart.  Seeing the special ornaments on the tree each year brings back fond memories of the ones we love.

The ornaments below are great Christmas crafts for adults to make; some are so simple that the kids can join in too!

There are two separate tutorials for Scrabble tile ornaments, which you can personalize with holiday words, like “peace” and “joy” or with the recipient's name.  

They are at different levels of difficulty and take different materials and time, but both are just adorable.  Be sure to check them out; the Scrabble tile ornaments are very popular, and the tiles can be purchased through Amazon.

Look for the other tutorials for monogrammed ornaments too!

Go all out and use your old Christmas cards to create several different 3D geometric ornaments or try another upcycled craft with the fun llama ornaments!

You will find rustic ornaments like the leather craft trees, twine wrapped faux candy canes, plaid ribbon ornaments, and rustic no-water snow globe ornaments.

Try out the cute light up snowman ornaments made with tea lights and the simple but adorable reindeer Christmas ornaments made using cinnamon sticks.

Salt dough and purchased air-dried clay Christmas ornaments are always fun, and the tutorials show how to create lovely upscale ornaments using impressions.

Those are just a sampling of our ornament tutorials!  Scroll below for other wonderful Christmas ornaments to create this year! 

Wreaths

Store bought wreaths are very expensive, and sometimes the thought of making a DIY wreath may be daunting.  Rest assured that the DIY wreaths that we found for you are so affordable and simply gorgeous to adorn your front door for the holidays.

Download the free candy Christmas wreath ebook to make a fun candy Christmas wreath, perfect for guests to snip off an individually wrapped candy for themselves.

Simple wreaths made from fabric and mod podge or buffalo plaid duct tape turn out fun and festive wreaths that require no special skills.

The unique birdhouse wreath takes time and patience, but the result is stunning.

If you want something other than a wreath to decorate your door, we have found tutorials to make lovely and unique door decorations using frames, wooden letters, ornaments, and more. 

Many of our wreath crafts include dollar store materials to keep your costs down!

Miscellaneous

We found a few items that don’t fall neatly into the categories above but are definitely worth a look.

Recycle your old greeting cards to make adorable gift tags for your presents this year.

If you are giving a bottle of wine as a gift, we have a great bottle cover made from knee-high socks from the dollar store!

This gives you a great idea of what we have for you on this page to make perfect Christmas crafts for adults.  Keep scrolling to find more ideas and detailed instructions and tutorials!

If you are looking for Christmas crafts for the whole family, take a look at another great Christmas page!

You are sure to be inspired!  And you can start early for next Christmas!!

Christmas Crafts for Adults

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3-D Geometric Christmas Ornament

Here is a fun way to recycle old Christmas cards. What's Up Fagan?

3D Origami Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday craft to decorate your home, origami Christmas trees are a quick and easy one. Gathering Beauty

3D Pasta Christmas Trees

Make some fun 3D pasta Christmas trees with your kids this Christmas! Just roll a piece of cardboard into a cone then hot glue it together. Put a strip of hot glue around the bottom and quickly stick the noodles on! Crafty Morning

Birdhouse Wreath

Birdhouse Wreath

This birdhouse wreath tutorial is a simple and sweet winter decor project to make for yourself or as a nice gift for someone. Joann

Book Angel

Hymnals to book angel centerpiece. Northwest Synodre of Wisconsin

Book Christmas Tree

Book Christmas Tree

Learn how to fold a paperback book into a Christmas tree. DIY book Christmas tree is a super easy, low-cost way to decorate your home. Needlepointers.com

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration

This buffalo plaid Christmas tree decoration is perfect to snazz up your home this year! Scrappy Geek

Candy Cane Vase (Dollar Store Craft)

Candy Cane Vase (Dollar Store Craft)

A DIY candy cane vase is an easy, quick and inexpensive holiday decorating idea. Learn how to make a candy cane vase. These make nice hostess gifts or teacher gifts. Needlepointers.com

Candy Christmas Wreath

E-book on how to make a candy Christmas wreath. Living On A Dime

Candy Sleigh

Candy Sleigh

Learn how to make a candy sleigh! These make great teacher gifts and are fun and easy to make. By Needlepointers.com

Card Ornament

This easy holiday ornament project is a great way to recycle, upcycle, or reuse your favorite seasonal greetings into decorations Holidappy

Christmas Card Tree Garland

With a circle punch make your collection of greeting cards into tree garland. Make To Day Creative

Christmas Coasters

Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas coasters with old cards are cute and quite simple to make. Ann's Entitled Life

Christmas Gnome Ornament

These adorable Christmas gnome ornaments are a 15-minute holiday craft. Simple craft supplies and imagination are all you need to get started. Ruffles and Rain Boots

Christmas Lantern

Christmas Lantern

Brighten up your home with this DIY Christmas lantern. Needlepointers.com Staff

Christmas Ornament Wreath

Christmas Ornament Wreath

Ornaments are a Christmas tree staple, but there are plenty of other ways to use this classic item like this DIY ornament wreath! Michaels

Christmas Sock Garland

Christmas Sock Garland

Are you looking for a simple and quick Christmas decorating idea? A wonderful addition to your Christmas decorations is garland made with socks.
This sock garland can be whipped up in less than a half-hour.
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Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Kids of all ages will enjoy making this simple but beautiful decoupage Christmas wreath for the holidays. Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Clay Star Ornament

Learn how to make these pretty embossed stars using air-dry clay using this step-by-step tutorial. Gathering Beauty

Coffee Filter Tree

Coffee Filter Tree

This tutorial walks you through the steps to make a coffee filter Christmas tree. It's a stunning project that is so easy and affordable! Joann

Decoupage Tea Light Holder Tutorial

Decoupage Tea Light Holder Tutorial

Make a fabulous candle holder for tea lights for your holiday table this year! This inexpensive Dollar Tree DIY is a fun craft for kids and uses decoupaged napkins to create a unique look. Make several and add flameless tea lights and use it as a centerpiece. Needlepointers.com Staff

DIY Flannel Tree

Make your Christmas decor cozy this year with Farmhouse DIY Flannel Trees! Ddown Redbud Drive

Fabric Snowflake

Fabric Snowflake

Learn how to make a 3D fabric snowflake. This easy snowflake craft required no sewing. You only need contrasting fabric, ribbon, Heat 'n Bond, scissor and glue gun. Needlepointers.com

Farmhouse Christmas Banner

Farmhouse Christmas Banner

Looking for a rustic and homemade farmhouse Christmas banner for your mantle or to hang on the wall? Then you’ll love how easy this DIY project is to make with a Cricut! Single Girls DIY

Farmhouse Christmas Door Decor

Farmhouse Christmas Door Decor

Learn how to make this Christmas door decor using buffalo plaid Duck Tape! This farmhouse-style NOEL door hanging is super cute and simple to make. Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Felt Ornaments

If you’re looking for cheap and easy holiday gifts or decorations, this felt ornaments DIY is for you. All supplies can be purchased at the dollar store. Beginner Sewing Project

Felt Stacked Christmas Tree Ornament

Felt Stacked Christmas Tree Ornament

A cute felt Christmas Tree Ornament will add a festive touch to the tree. Learn how to make a stacked Christmas Tree ornament with this tutorial. Needlepointers.com Staff

Framed Ornament Wreath

Welcome guests to your home with this attractive ornament wreath on the door. Artsy Chicks Rule

Gift Tags

Gift Tags

How to make gift tags by recycling greeting cards. Needlepointers.com

Glitter Christmas Ornament

Glitter Christmas Ornament

These DIY glitter ornaments will sparkle on your tree and they are super easy to make.
Learn how to make it with our tutorial and step-by-step photo tutorial.
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Holiday Balls

Holiday Balls

Here's a way to bring yarn into your holiday decorating without having to spend much time. Scrap wrap holiday balls - A great way to use up scrap yarn. Yarnspirations

Holiday Holly Paper Garland

Holiday Holly Paper Garland

This paper garland will add a dash of whimsy to any holiday décor. Just cut out the holly leaves and berries, hot glue them to the wired jute and you are ready to hang it up. Michaels

Llama Ornaments

Llama Ornaments

Llamas are incredibly popular right now. These upcycled llama ornaments are cute & easy to make with a free printable llama pattern! The Artisan Life

Mini Leather Christmas Tree Ornament

This DIY leather ornament fits right in with the modern farmhouse home decor style and is such a great budget-friendly Christmas craft! Making Manzanita

Peppermint Candy Bowl

Here learn how to melt peppermint candy into a bowl. Then put delicious holiday candy in it and wrap it up for an adorable holiday gift for friends, family, co-workers and more! Princess Pink Girl

Personalize Scrabble Tile Ornament

Learn how to make personalized ornaments using scrabble letters. Crafty Morning

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments

These monogrammed Christmas ornaments are so easy to make that it’s a great project to do with kids. Plus they are inexpensive if you purchase the ornaments at the dollar store. Organized 31

Pine Cone Garland

Pine Cone Garland

Pinecone Christmas garland is an all-time traditional decorating idea for the holiday. Learn how to make a simple Christmas garland with pine cones and ornaments.

Red Truck Snow Globe Christmas Decoration

Red Truck Snow Globe Christmas Decoration

With inspiration from this tutorial, create a red truck snow globe decoration or use your imagination and create a different display. Get kids involved! Mom Wife Busy Life

Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Reindeer Christmas Ornament

With this free tutorial, create this adorable Reindeer Christmas Ornament to display on your Christmas tree this year! Mom Wife Busy Life

Rustic Farmhouse Snow Globe Ornament

This winter wonderful scene inside the snow globe is so simple to make. Learn how with this free tutorial. Hunny I'm Home

Rustic Twine Candy Cane Ornaments

Rustic Twine Candy Cane Ornaments

These farmhouse style twine candy canes would look great on a tree, on wreaths, or as part of a tablescape The Artisan Life

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift and such a fun Christmas tradition! Good Life Eats

Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament

Scrabble Tile Christmas Ornament

With this tutorial, you can upcycle scrabble tiles into inspirational tree ornaments. Sum of Their Stories

Snowman Tea Light Ornament

Snowman Tea Light Ornament

How to make a snowman tea light ornament. Light up the Christmas tree with this ADORABLE ornament. Needlepointers.com

Sock Wine Bottle Cover

Sock Wine Bottle Cover

Do you need a quick, easy idea for gift wrapping a bottle of wine? Stop by the dollar store and purchase knee-high socks and make a sock wine bottle cover. Needlepointers.com Staff

Sparkling Star Decor

Here's another fantastic upcycling craft for adults using wine corks. Sustain My Craft Habit

Tabletop Christmas Tree

Tabletop Christmas Tree

It’s time to decorate for Christmas. If you do not have space for a large tree and artificial table top Christmas tree can add a festive touch to a home.
Learn how to make one with this DIY tutorial.
Needlepointers.com Staff

Vase and Christmas Ball Decoration

Vase and Christmas Ball Decoration

Learn how to create these Quick and Easy Christmas Decorations using vases and ornaments to display around your home! Mom Wife Busy Life

Winter Snow Covered Wreath

Winter Snow Covered Wreath

A beautiful winter wreath sprinkled with faux snow is a great way to transform your front door or home into a winter wonderland. Learn how easy it is to make one yourself. Needlepointers.com

Winter Woodland Sign

With this free tutorial, add some simple, rustic farmhouse decor to your home. Blooming Homestead

Wood Slice Christmas Magnets

Wood Slice Christmas Magnets

Upcycle old Christmas cards with this free tutorial into a wood slice magnet. Mod Podge Rocks Blog





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