It’s Christmas time everyone! Well…not yet but it’s the perfect time to start thinking about all the decorations and DIY crafts that you’re going to do before Christmas. We’re always excited to talk about these thing and we have a bunch of new ideas to share with you today. We wanted to focus on simple projects that don’t require a lot of time and effort to make. Check out these easy Christmas crafts and see for yourself how fun and simple they are to make.
Snow globes are classic Christmas decorations and have a sort of retro vibe which is why we think a homemade one could look really cool. You can make Christmas globes yourself at home and instead of an actual glass globe you can simply use a jar with a lid. If you place it upside down and fill it with water mixed with a bit of glycerin and maybe a bit of glitter as well it will look magical. All that’s left s add some decorations and a mini tree would be just right for that.
Of course a Christmas wreath can’t be missing from your home but instead of your usual one it might be fun to try something different: a DIY felt wreath. You can make this one from pieces of felt in various different shades of green, a piece of wire and some thread. In fact, this design is not really Christmas-themed in a specific way so you could adapt it to work with other colors if for example you want to make a fall wreath. Just swap the green for some oranges and yellows.
The Christmas tree is the most powerful and widely known symbol for this holiday and there’s a lot of different ways in which you can include it into your decor. These wooden Christmas trees for example look absolutely adorable and they’re easy to make as well. You need some thin pieces of plywood, a ruler, a band say, a paint brush and some acrylic paint in various colors. You can display these mini trees on the mantel, on a shelf or just generally around the house.
You can also make mini trees out of felt and they can look really lovely. These felt Christmas trees have cute little bases made out of small branch pieces that look like tiny logs. When selecting the felt for this project, it’s best to go with a type that’s stiffer so the trees retain their 3D shape easier. In addition to the green felt and the branches you’ll also need a hot glue gun to connect these pieces together.
These are also cute Christmas trees but they’re made from denim, more exactly from the seams from an old pair of jeans. It’s a really cool way to make use of old clothes and we all have some at the back of the closet. Here’s what you’re going to need for these decorations: a denim seam or hem about 36 cm long (one for each tree), some baker’s twine, a few 1 cm felt balls in whatever colors you prefer, felt stars and an upholstery needle. There’s a more detailed tutorial on pillarboxblue if you want extra details.
You may have seen this sort of decorations before. They’re really cute and interesting and they’re easy to make. It’s also an inexpensive project. All you need for it is paper, some green yarn, glue, some beads or pom-poms, a plastic file sleeve and a bowl. Take a piece of paper and roll it into a cone, then slide it into the file sleeve. Take some yarn, dip it in glue and start wrapping it around the cone. Let it dry, remove it from the cone and decorate it. More details can be found on diys if needed.
Not all Christmas decorations have to be things like mini trees, globes and stars. You can make your own ornaments and they can be whatever you want, even toilet paper. That’s right, this is a tp ornament that you can hang in your Christmas tree and it’s made with sculpey clay. Take a piece of clay, roll it into a thin and long piece, then cut it to give it straight edges. Roll the strip around itself and push an eye pin into the top. There’s a few more details that you should check out and you can find them on amylattacreations.
You can also make cute Christmas tree ornaments out of felt and leftover fabric scraps. Take two pieces of fabric and cut them into circles to make the general shape of the ornament. Then you can add the little details like tiny pieces of fabric cut to look like snowmen. You can paint their faces and give them tiny hats. You can sew these onto the round piece of fabric or use glue, then sew the two circles together and add some filling inside. Check out the full tutorial for this project on amylattacreations.
Something else that you could make right about now is a lovely sign to put up on a wall or to casually display on a shelf. This love sign looks very stylish, especially with the white frame as a backdrop. to make this you need a frame, white paint (if necessary), gold spray paint, ribbon, some greenery, a glue gun, a wooden embroidery hoop and a “love” cutout. There’s a tutorial for the project on craftberrybush and if you want to you change a few details and make this suit your style better.
Doesn’t this wreath look beautiful? It also smells great too and that’s because it’s made from dried orange slices.To dry the slices just put them in the oven at 90 degrees Celsius and let them in there for about 4 hours. Then glue them all onto a metal ring or a wreath form so they slightly overlap one another and the frame doesn’t show through. Add a ribbon bow at the top and hang it. It will look amazing and it will make your home smell like Christmas. Check out this project on helenalyth for more details.
We’ve already established that you can use fabric scraps to make all sorts of cute Christmas decorations so let’s check out one more idea. These little tartan trees are lovely and they have tiny twig trunks and bases made out of wooden spools decorated with denim strips. You can surely come up with a similar design that makes use of various items around the house in case these particular ones are not available to you. For more details and ideas, head over to pillarboxblue.
Wreaths are always nice decorations, especially around Christmas, and this one is really colorful which gives a cheerful vibe. As you can see, this is a felt ball wreath and as you can imagine you’re going to need plenty of felt balls (around 300 of them) in all sorts of different colors in order to make something similar. Thread all of the felt balls and alternate the colors to make a super long garland, then glue it into a straw wreath, leaving the back side open.
Next we have a bunch of really cute Christmas trees made out of repurposed wine corks. That’s right, now you actually have a use for these things. The first step in making these decorations is to glue a few corks together in the shape of a tree (basically a triangle). Add a trunk, also made of corks. Paint the tree green and the trunk brown and after the paint is dry go ahead and aply a few decorations like a little felt start at the top of the tree and a few tiny felt balls as ornaments. Check out lifefamilyfun for a more detailed tutorial.
Not all Christmas decorations have to be colorful. This snowflake one is nice and neutral and it’s really easy to make as well if you have a square piece of particle board or something similar and some white acrylic paint. You can first go ahead and paint the board brown if you want to so that the snowflake contrasts with it and stands out more. You can also use a ruler if you want your snowflake to be perfectly centered and to have straight lines. Check out diys if you want to find out more about this easy Christmas project.
Pinecones kind of look like miniature Christmas trees…sort of…if you decorate them in a certain way. It’s an easy transformation really. Just take a pinecone and glue it onto a little wooden disc (or something similar), then add a little paper start at the top and paint the ends of the spines white so it looks like they’re covered in snow. You could also paint the rest of the pinecone green if you wanted to but we think this version featured on diys is absolutely perfect as it is.
Another cute idea is to create a beautiful Christmas scene either a big glass jar with a wide mouth or a glass cloche. Either way, you can make miniature wooden houses and put them inside along with some tiny Christmas trees and perhaps some lights and some fake snow. This could become a gorgeous centerpiece or a decoration that you can display on a coffee table or a shelf. Check out firstdayofhome to find out how you can make these mini wooden houses yourself from scratch.
We also really love the idea of taking some old Christmas ball ornaments and redecorating them. It doesn’t have to be a messy or complicated project. A super simple idea is to cover them in sheet music or pages from old books. Tear the paper into small pieces, apply some Mod Podge onto the ornament and then layer the paper pieces on top until you cover the whole surface. Apply more Mod Podge on top of it all to add a layer of protection. Add a cute bow on top, put the topper back on and hang your new Christmas ornament. For more details and instructions check out amylattacreations.
This snowy winter wreath would have to be one of our favorite Christmas crafts this year. It has such a simple and stylish design and it’s easy to make as well. The projects starts with a basic foam or straw wreath form. Wrap some shite cheesecloth all around it and then arrange some greenery stems on it and secure them in place with pins. Similarly, add a layer of white berry stems. Then the finishing detail comes into play. Take some white felt balls and thread them onto clear fishing line, then attach a few of these onto the bottom of the wreath. They’ll look like mini snowballs just floating in space. Check out this cute project on scratchandstitch.
If you look very closely you might be able to tell that these cute Christmas bells are actually made from an egg carton. It’s a very creative use of something we usually just throw out without even thinking twice about it. In addition to an empty egg carton for this easy Christmas craft you’re also going to need some gold glitter, some rope, scissors and a paintbrush. You could also use paint instead of glitter. Check out elsarblog for more details.