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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!