Raise your hand if you’re a crafty mama! Even if your hand doesn’t shoot up, this post is for you. Do you remember when all of your Christmas gifts were handmade? This year, give the holidays a throwback touch and make Christmas crafts for everyone on your list. Handmade Christmas presents are thoughtful, unique, and heartfelt. Here are 15 Christmas crafts to make and gift to everyone in your inner circle.
15 Christmas Crafts to Make & Gift This Year
Why should you make handmade Christmas crafts?
Making Christmas crafts is a wonderful tradition to pass down to your kids. Oftentimes, Christmas crafts become family heirlooms. Depending on your skill level, Christmas crafts can be elementary or elaborate. And, from the list we’ve gathered up, even the elementary ones are cute and thoughtful and will impress your friends. The ideas that follow are creative Christmas crafts that include both free and paid tutorials which help to support the online maker community.
Christmas Crafts for the Holiday Tree
Felt Reindeer Ornament
For a touch of handmade on the holiday tree, here is a cute woodland animal softie that can easily be turned into an ornament. This reindeer PDF pattern requires only felt, batting and a sewing needle/thread. This is an adorable ornament for the holiday tree.
Wine Cork Reindeer
Here’s an excuse to drink more wine! Or, use all of those leftover wine corks you’ve been storing in a craft box. With just a few supplies, you can turn those wine corks into a festive reindeer ornament. These are not only fun to make, but fun to gift as well.
French Macaron Ornaments & Present Toppers
You don’t have to be a Francophile to appreciate how whimsical and sweet these DIY French Macaron ornaments & present toppers will look on a Christmas Tree. This fun craft project up-cycles discarded bottle caps with help from a little bit of paint and glitter to make ornaments that look sweet enough to eat.
Christmas Crafts to Make Bath Time Better
Have you ever made soap? Melt and pour soaps are actually quite easy to make and the ingredients are easily sourced at your local craft store or on the internet. Nothing evokes the feeling of Christmas quite like the aroma of peppermint, so why not make peppermint soap to stack and gift to friends and co-workers?
Lingonberry Bath Bomb
Just like homemade soaps, bath bombs are another fun and easy craft to make at home. Using a bath bomb mold form and mica paint, crafters can decorate the finished product with a holiday motif, just like the lingonberries on these classy effervescent bath bombs.
Christmas Cookie Sugar Body Scrub
Here’s a fun handmade craft to make bath time better. The Christmas Cookie Sugar Body Scrub has all the right ingredients for sweet-smelling bath time. Made with sugar and essential oils, this gift packages up nice and cute in a mason jar.
Here’s a simple craft that doesn’t require a whole lot of skill or time to assemble. This is a great project for little hands to assist with so that they can get in on the handmade holiday action, too.
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Christmas Crafts for a Wine or Coffee-Lover
If a hostess-with-the-mostess or a wine-lover is on your list, here’s a simple, but elegant, set of wine charms to make and gift this year. Instead of relying on colored beads, which all start to look the same at a party, these wine charms feature stamped numbers to help guests differentiate which glass is their own. While a thoughtful gift on their own, these charms would also be a great accouterment to a nice gift bottle of wine.
Hand-Stitched Felt Fox Coffee Sleeves
This holiday season, make felt sleeves to keep your coffee cozy and cups cute. The Felt Fox Coffee Sleeve pattern by Lia Griffith does just that and is an easy-to-follow tutorial for kids and adults alike. While the pattern only requires knowledge of two basic sewing stitches, you can ditch the stitch and opt for glue-gunning the pieces together, if that’s more your style.
Christmas Crafts for a Dessert-Lover
Cookies for Santa Jars
Mason Jar Cookies are certainly not an original craft considering they’ve been around for decades, but they sure are delicious ones! This is an easy to assemble gift, so kids can get in on the assembly line action. Put your own personal stamp on this craft, literally, by designing your own labels for the packaging. This is a fun and festive gift to give (and get!).
Christmas Treat Jars
Who doesn’t love a mason jar craft? These easy to assemble Christmas jars would make the perfect gift for teachers and neighbors. For some reason, everything at Christmas looks good in glitter, and these treat jars adorned as Frosty, Rudolph and Santa, do not disappoint.
Christmas Crafts for a Festive House
Wooden Nativity Silhouette
The feeling of warmth that comes from working in wood is truly special. The good news about the Wooden Nativity Silhouette Set is that you don’t need to be a woodworker to experience the fun of making this craft. The wood pieces used to assemble this set can be purchased at a craft store or online and glued together, no skill required. Once assembled, this is the kind of simple, yet elegant, homemade holiday decoration that can be passed on from generation to generation.
Santa Tulle Wreath
When Santa comes knocking on your door, greet him and all of your guests this holiday season with this Santa Tulle Wreath. An easy craft that doesn’t require a lot of skill, the Santa Tulle Wreath is cheerful and ready to usher in the most wonderful time of the year.
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Christmas Crafts for a Hand-Lettering Fan
Calligraphy or Hand-Drawn Mugs
If you’re skilled at hand-lettering or free-hand drawing, then here’s a fun and bold way to personalize a mug for a friend, colleague, or family member. If free-hand drawing is not your thing, then follow this tutorial to transfer ready-made designs using a porcelain marker onto a porcelain mug or cup. Let the crafting begin!
DIY Sharpie Dinner or Cookie Plate
Whether you need a special plate for Santa’s Christmas cookies or a gift plate for a party host, DIY Sharpie Christmas crafts are a fun way to personalize your holiday dinnerware. With inexpensive ceramic plates and an assortment of Sharpies (stencils, too) you can decorate plates, mugs, etc. in an extra-special way.
As you settle into the holiday season, there’s no need to make all of your Christmas crafts and gifts by yourself. Why not turn a crafting session into a fun crafternoon? Invite friends and family, serve cocoa and cookies, and make gifts together! Crafting is a fun way to enjoy time with loved ones and away from the mad rush of the holiday shopping season.
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