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Easy DIY Christmas Decorations and Crafts for Adults

Unleash your creative side this festive season with our curated list of DIY Christmas decorations and crafts tailored for adults.

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DIY Christmas crafts

There is nothing more special than making your Christmas decorations yourself. Listed below are easy craft ideas that require only a few materials, as well as tips for making Christmas ornaments, wall decor, and many more. Get crafty this year instead of buying store-bought decorations.

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1. Paper Ornaments

DIY paper ornament - Christmas crafts
Photo credit: @mona_tekee

This vintage festive ornament will be perfect to make with your kids and hang on a Christmas tree.

Instructions: Cut paper circles of the desired size and glue them folded in half right down the middle. Put glue on the folded circles on each end and stack the folded papers on top of each other gluing them together. Glue a string at the end of the folded circle and glue together the first and the last paper together forming a ball. Decorate the string with a wooden bead for added texture.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Old book
Scissors
Glue gun
Glue stick
Twine
Wood beads
Full tutorial here.

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2. Christmas Napkin Rings

DIY festive napkin rings - Christmas crafts
Photo credit: @midwestlifeandstyle

Add cheer to your Christmas table with festive wood napkin rings that you can easily make by yourself.

Instructions: Glue pine greenery picks on your wood napkin rings. Glue a pinecone on the top for a wintry touch.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Wood napkin rings
Pine picks
Pinecones
Glue gun
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

3. Christmas Paper Angels

DIY Christmas paper angels - Christmas crafts
Photo credit: @hemma_under_eken

Craft paper angels out of white paper or even better a Christmas-themed wrapping paper for the perfect handmade Christmas ornaments.

Instructions: Cut out two pieces of paper in different sizes. Fold them in accordion style. Fold each of the pieces in half and place the smaller on top of the larger leaving a hole at the top for the head. Tie with string around the “neck” of the angel. Place a string at the top to be able to hang it on the Christmas tree.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Christmas wrapping paper
Twine
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

4. Vintage Book Christmas Tree

DIY Christmas tree made of vintage books
Photo credit: @designed.to.love

If you collect vintage and antique books here is an awesome way you can use them for creating a vintage Christmas tree to display as your holiday decor.

Instructions: Use two candlestick holders as the base. Open each book in the middle and lay them one on top of the other creating a tree. Decorate with a bow as a tree topper, and then some garland for an added holiday touch.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Vintage books
Candle holders
Ribbon
Garland
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

5. Macrame Christmas Tree Ornament

Photo credit: @missknottie.macrame

Enhance your Christmas tree decor with these macrame ornaments for a festive look.

Instructions: You will need two braided cords, one 20 inch/ 50 cm long and the other 83 inch/ 210 cm. Fold the short cord in half and add the long one also folded in half. Make square knots with the long rope. Measure each side to 2 inches/ 5cm and fold in half. Make square knots and fold again in a gradually smaller length. Repeat the process until you get to the near end of the short rope. Add a wooden star at the top for a festive touch.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Braided cord
Wooden star
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

6. Macrame Christmas Wreath Ornament

Photo credit: @tomtens_dotter

Custom-make your own ornaments that will look store-bought with this merry Christmas craft idea.

Instructions: Use the macrame cord to tie in Lark’s head knots through the wood rings. Repeat the process using one part of the cord on both sides. You can continue this process until the wreath is full of lark’s head knots. Thread the cord ends through a wooden bead and tie it in a loop for hanging. Glue on some decorative scraps like fir branches and berries.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Macrame cord
Wooden beads
Wood rings
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

7. Mini Yarn Hats

Photo credit: @chauntellouisedesigns

Bring more holiday cheer to your Christmas mantel decor by making a yarn hat garland.

Instructions: Cut paper towel rolls into stripes. Cut around 40 pieces of yarn between 7-8 inches long. Tie all the yarn pieces in Lark’s head knots through the paper stripes. Flip the yarn inside out, and tie the strands to form the shape of a hat. Trim the yarn strands in form of a pom-pom. You can use extra yarn or twine to make ornaments or a cute garland.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Cardboard tube (from a toilet roll, for example)
Scissors
Yarn
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

8. Cheap DIY Gold bells Made of Plastic Cups

Cheap DIY gold bells made of plastic cups
Photo credit: @kimsdecorlove2

Even if it’s your first time DIY-ing Christmas crafts these gold bells are pretty simple to recreate.

Instructions: Hot glue jute rope around your plastic cups and then spray paint them in antique gold. Use toilet paper roll stripes for the handles. Tie them all together and place them on your mantel for an added festive feel.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Plastic cups
Gold spray paint
Glue gun
Jute twine
Toilet paper roll
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

9. Macrame Mini Christmas Trees

Photo credit: @macramelif

Celebrate the season by making Macrame mini Christmas trees to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree decor.

Instructions: Start by making a square knot chain out of macrame and then form it into a Christmas tree. Fold the chain back and forth, starting small at the top and getting bigger as you go down. Take an embroidery needle and work it up through the center of the Christmas tree to hold the shape in place. Place wooden beads on both ends for decoration.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Macrame cord
Wooden beads
Scissors
Jute twine

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

10. Twig Christmas Trees

DIY twig Christmas tree - Christmas crafts
Photo credit: @whirlybobblemakes

This festive craft will bring cheer to your holiday decor, and it is very easy to make.

Instructions: Hot glue twigs in form of a Christmas tree. Wrap jute twine around the tree all the way to the top. Create a loop on the top so you can place it on your Christmas tree. Decorate with stars and beads in your theme color.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Glue gun
Twigs
Jute twine
Christmas beads

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

11. DIY Yarn Christmas Tree

Photo credit: @live.love.shiplap

Make a whole forest of these little Christmas trees using this easy craft!

Instructions: Hot glue yarn on a styrofoam cone starting at the bottom. Wrap the cone with yarn and affix it to the cone with hot glue at several points. Hot glue the top of the cone, then cut the yarn to fit and tuck it in.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Yarn
Styrofoam cones
Glue gun
Scissors
Full tutorial here

Last update on 2024-06-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

12. Mirror Snowflake

Photo credit: @violetsdiystyle5

Show off your creativity by turning basic diamond-shaped mirrors into snowflake wall decor for the holidays.

Instructions: Glue together diamond-shaped mirrors to form a snowflake. Glue them together using popsicle sticks to make sure they are glued together securely. Decorate the middle with pine branches and a festive bow.

Supplies needed(#ad):
Mirrors
Glue gun
Popsicle sticks
Pine branches
Ribbon

Last update on 2024-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Watch full tutorial below.

Recommended reading:

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  2. Easy DIY Christmas decorations and crafts for adults
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  4. Easy Christmas bedroom decor ideas for a festive feel
  5. Christmas door decorations for the jolliest holiday look
  6. Cheerful Christmas tree decoration ideas
  7. Christmas mantel decor ideas

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