400+ Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year

If you’re looking for the best DIY Christmas projects, this post is your one-stop-shop for all sorts of homemade Christmas crafts you can DIY!

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In this article:

  1. DIY Wine Bottle Accent Lights
  2. DIY Christmas Wreaths
  3. DIY Christmas Lanterns
  4. DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas
  5. DIY Christmas Stockings
  6. Rustic Homemade Christmas Decorations
  7. DIY Christmas Ornaments
  8. Simple Christmas Ornaments You Can Sew
  9. Christmas Decorations For The Minimalist
  10. Christmas Dollar Tree Ideas
  11. Amazing Advent Calendar Ideas
  12. Stunning Christmas Garden Decor Ideas
  13. Amazing Decorative Christmas Pillows
  14. Easy Homemade Stocking Stuffer Ideas
  15. Christmas Decorations Tips That Will Change Everything
  16. Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
  17. Awesome Crochet Blanket Gift Ideas
  18. Gift Ideas Out of Your Sheep’s Wool
  19. Super Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens
  20. Manly Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend
  21. Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
  22. Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers
  23. Gift Ideas For Homesteaders
  24. Weird DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends
  25. DIY Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List
  26. Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas
  27. DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Best DIY Christmas Projects to Keep Crafters Busy

1. DIY Wine Bottle Accent Lights

DIY Wine Bottle Accent Lights | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Home Decor: Turn Empty Wine Bottles into Gorgeous Accent Lights Photo by DIY Projects

How many parties do you host every year? I’m pretty sure every feast you had has left you with a couple of empty wine bottles lying around. Those scraps will be perfect for this easy lighting project.

2. DIY Christmas Wreaths

DIY Christmas Wreaths | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Christmas Wreaths You Will Love Photo by DIY Projects

Share the Christmas spirit before anyone even steps inside your home. Adorn your front door with any of these beautiful Christmas wreaths you can make yourself.

3. DIY Christmas Lanterns

DIY Christmas Lanterns | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Christmas Lanterns Ideas To Brighten Up Your Home Photo by DIY Projects

Brighten up your home by decorating with Christmas lanterns. Set the mood and let everyone feel the holiday glow outdoors and even indoors. You don’t even have to hang all of them.

4. DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas

DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Christmas Tree Topper Ideas Photo by DIY Projects

The store-bought Christmas star is a thing of the past! It’s time to get creative and make your own DIY Christmas tree topper. Make it stand out!

5. DIY Christmas Stockings

DIY Christmas Stockings | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Christmas Stockings | Homemade Christmas Project Photo by DIY Projects

Can you imagine your Christmas decor without the stockings? I’m sure you can’t.

Every year my children would hang theirs, and every year, I keep on looking for amazing DIY Christmas stocking tutorials to top the previous year.

6. Rustic Homemade Christmas Decorations

Rustic Homemade Christmas Decorations | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Breathtakingly Rustic Homemade Christmas Decorations Photo by Homesteading

Do you want to go for a rustic look this Christmas? Well, you’re in luck. You’ll have breathtaking homemade Christmas decor ideas to give your home the rustic charm you’re looking for.

What is rustic? It is a style denoting simplicity, rural, plain, or countryside.

7. DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Stunning Homemade Christmas Ornaments You Can DIY On A Budget Photo by Homesteading

Tree decorating becomes much more special when you and your family spend time making the ornaments. Get the chance to pick your favorite from this list of DIY homemade Christmas ornaments.

8. Simple Christmas Ornaments You Can Sew

Simple Christmas Ornaments You Can Sew | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Work On These Now! Start Sewing These 51 Simple Christmas Ornaments Photo by Sewing

If you have a lot of scrap fabric lying around, then you can make use of them by turning them into DIY ornaments. Take inspiration from this list of easy-breezy Christmas ornaments you can sew this holiday.

9. Christmas Decorations For The Minimalist

Christmas Decorations For The Minimalist | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Christmas Decorations For The Minimalist Photo by You’re So Pretty

Don’t really want to go over-the-top? Then, you can probably get into the minimalist trend with these minimalist Christmas decor ideas. It can be your new go-to decor for Christmas because we all know less is more!

10. Christmas Dollar Tree Ideas

Christmas Dollar Tree Ideas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Christmas Dollar Tree Ideas for Saving Money Photo by Homesteading

I also have something for those who are budget-conscious: exciting dollar store Christmas tree decorating ideas. Your decorations don’t have to be sparse when all it takes is a little craftiness and a trip to the nearest dollar store!

11. Amazing Advent Calendar Ideas

Amazing Advent Calendar Ideas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year

We have here fantastic ways to make advent calendars with the same happy effect. It gets you more excited about the holidays with each flap, or in this case, envelope you open.

12. Stunning Christmas Garden Decor Ideas

Stunning Christmas Garden Decor Ideas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year

Some of the best DIY Christmas projects using native plants are here. You can surely decorate your garden for Christmas, but have you checked to see if there are plants in your garden you can use for natural decor?

If you don’t, then better get started so you’ll have the must-have Christmas garden plants for next year.

13. Amazing Decorative Christmas Pillows

Amazing Decorative Christmas Pillows | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Decorative Christmas Pillows For Cozy And Festive Holiday Furnishing Photo by Sewing

My friend Bailey always said, “If you can’t decide what motif to go with on your Christmas decor, start by sewing your own Christmas pillow!” And I do believe her.

She’s been basing her Christmas decor on her pillows and I have to tell you, it’s always been amazing.

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14. Easy Homemade Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Easy Homemade Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Stunningly Easy Homemade Stocking Stuffer Ideas Photo by Homesteading

Something small, useful, and budget-friendly, that’s what this list is all about. Get ready to fill those stockings with these stocking stuffing ideas you’ll love to make and they’ll love to receive!

15. Christmas Decorations Tips That Will Change Everything

Christmas Decorations Tips That Will Change Everything | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Tips On Christmas Decorations That Will Change Everything Photo by You’re So Pretty

Moving furniture around is DIY interior decorating in my book. That’s why I made sure I have festive furniture ideas for the holiday.

And, I didn’t stop there, because I made sure my kitchen is celebration-ready too. If you follow even just these tips on Christmas decorating and designing, you can never go wrong.

16. Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas Photo by Homesteading

The aesthetics are great, but what if you can set the bar higher by making your home smell like Christmas? Help yourself to some of the best DIY Christmas projects to keep your home smelling warm and cheery in time for Christmas.

17. Awesome Crochet Blanket Gift Ideas

Awesome Crochet Blanket Ideas You Can Easily DIY | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Awesome Crochet Blanket Ideas You Can Easily DIY Photo by Sewing

If you can crochet in time for Christmas, then better get started on one or a couple of these crochet blanket ideas. Anyone will love to receive a gift they can snuggle up in.

18. Gift Ideas Out of Your Sheep’s Wool

Gift Ideas Out of Your Sheep’s Wool | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Amazing Gift Ideas to Make Out Of Your Sheep’s Wool Photo by Homesteading

Did you know there are a lot of gift ideas you can make out of sheep’s wool? From cute tiny felted sheep to scented wool dryer balls, the choices are endless.

19. Super Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens

Super Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Super Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens Photo by Homesteading

When I was a teen, I would love any cute and usable gift. But this gift list right here would be the perfect one for me and every teen in your life for that matter.

20. Manly Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend

Manly Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Amazing Manly Christmas Gift Ideas For Boyfriend Photo by DIY Projects

It would be hard to make your own knife or probably craft a gadget for the man who loses his keys all the time. So there’s really no harm in giving him a few manly things you can buy.

And for those instances when you can’t think of what to get him, instead of a coin toss, why not take a quiz.

21. Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Women | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Quick & Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Women You Can DIY Today Photo by DIY Projects

For the lovely women in your life! Let’s remember that they need a lot of pampering and relaxation so bath bombs and candles should be on the top of your list.

22. Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers

Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers Photo by Homesteading

Never forget your children’s teachers. They shape the minds of your young ones and take care of them when they’re in school.

I love these Christmas gift ideas, but if you ask me if I could gift them with more patience, I probably would.

23. Gift Ideas For Homesteaders

Gift Ideas For Homesteaders | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Homesteader’s Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year Photo by Homesteading

Homesteaders are all about self-sufficiency and living off the land. So they’ll surely appreciate any of these gifts you made yourself.

Mason jars, canning kits, and fire starters are always welcome. At least that’s what my friend Riley said.

She was even kind enough to paint me a picture of what a homesteader’s Christmas looks like.

24. Weird DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends

Weird DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Weird DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends Photo by DIY Projects

There are just some friends or even family members who can sure use a good laugh. So for those people on your list, give them something fun and weird.

They’ll either love you or hate you for it, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?

25. DIY Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List

DIY Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Christmas Gifts For Everyone On Your List Photo by You’re So Pretty

There is your family, your friend,s and then everyone else. Just kidding! But seriously, you have classmates, officemates, that sweet old lady across the street.

You better have something everyone will love, and I’m proud to say, this list has it all!

26. Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
Our Last Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas | Creative Christmas Gifts Photo by DIY Projects

Just when you thought you had gifts for everyone, Uncle Johnny arrives with his family and you’re not prepared. That’s when these last-minute gift ideas come in handy. You can really whip them up in a couple of minutes.

27. DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters | Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year
DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas Photo by DIY Projects

Make your ugly Christmas sweater extra ugly this year by making your own. And you don’t have to settle on one design, you can choose from these cool designs to keep the Christmas spirit going.

Want more? Well just have to keep this list of the best DIY Christmas projects growing with this added cork reindeer DIY Christmas crafts:

From creative homemade gifts to Christmas decor ideas, we have some of the best DIY Christmas craft projects for you to work on this cold, stay-home season.

Whether you want some simple Christmas crafts to make or creative DIY Christmas gifts, we hope you found the best DIY Christmas projects for you. Get crafting now and have a happy holiday!

What are the best DIY Christmas projects from this roundup for you, so far? Let us know what you think about them in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 12, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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