Inside: 51 cool and easy Christmas crafts for adults.DIY projects for everything from ornaments for the tree to Christmas decorations and handmade gift ideas.
As an adult, I still get a buzz from making Christmas crafts. I don’t wait until December before I start. As soon as the kids go back to school when the days start getting shorter, I plan my Christmas DIYs and projects.
I’ve made most of my Christmas decorations, and I keep them from year to year. I am adding new ones every season. When I get the Christmas decorations out of the loft, it’s a trip down memory lane. As I pull them out of the box, I remember when I made a particular decoration.
I get together with friends during the fall for crafting evenings to make our Christmas decorations. Many of my handmade ornaments bring back memories of previous fun Christmas crafting evenings.
The Easy Adult Christmas Crafts And DIYs
I’m not a big one for fancy crafting machines, such as the Circuit paper cutter or expensive materials. Only essential crafting tools are needed, and it’s a chance to try out many types of crafts.
The materials are often simple, too, like paper, paints, repurposed fabrics and wood. Or they can be bought cheaply from the dollar/pound stores. For ideas using natural elements, check out these Christmas nature crafts.
Not only are these Christmas DIYs cool ideas, but they are simple to make and affordable. Hopefully, you will find just the suitable adult craft to inspire you.
A collection of easy adult Christmas crafts and DIYs. From Christmas advent calendars, ornaments for the tree, decorations for the Christmas mantle and garlands to hang. There should be something here to inspire you to make your decorations and gifts for Christmas.
Simple Cute Scandi Felt Christmas Trees
This is an addictive Christmas craft; soon, you'll have a whole forest of these embroidered Scandinavian trees. A lovely DIY Christmas decoration for the mantle.
Christmas Ornaments with Alcohol Inks
This looks like a fantastic Christmas craft, making colourful baubles with alcohol links. They are a lovely way to add colour to any Christmas tree.
Mini Wooden Houses – A Christmas Cloche Idea
These mini Christmas villages look adorable; they would also make a lovely gift. Also, this Christmas craft for adults is an excellent introduction to wood-crafting.
DIY Christmas Stocking Wine Dispenser
One for the wine lovers, along with these Christmas wine cork ideas.
How To Make Tartan Trees From Fabric Scraps
Repurpose old tartan skirts or plaid shirts into these remarkable DIY tabletop Christmas trees.
How to Make Polymer Clay Snowflake Ornaments
At first glance, these look like delicious Christmas cookies. They are cute ornaments made from polymer clay and wood slices.
Make Your Own Christmas Crackers With Old Maps
Christmas crackers are such a fun tradition. They are even better when they are homemade, as you can add your gifts and jokes. The post includes a free printable list of corny Christmas jokes.
How to Make chic Mini Wreath ornaments (video tutorial)
This is a fun way to use up any leftover nail polish. There are so many possibilities with this unique Christmas craft for adults.
DIY Plaid Fabric Reindeer - A Wonderful Thought
I love the cute mini pine cone tails on these reindeer. The twig antlers are a clever idea too.
DIY Christmas Wreath With Vintage Toy Cars
This cheery wreath would add wow and Christmas cheer to any door.
No Knit Knitted Christmas Stocking
Make and personalize stockings for Christmas by adding a monogram and some sweet applique.
How To Make A Vintage Wooden Thread Spool Ornament
Everyone has a favourite Christmas song; why not turn yours into a unique Christmas ornament?
How to Make a Gnome Planter with Clay
Not only do these planters look fun to make, but they would also make a wonderful handmade Christmas gift.
DIY Flannel Trees
Tabletop Christmas trees are a great festive decoration on the mantle or diner table. Upcycling old check shirts could make these.
Simple Hand Embroidered Gift Tags
These simple stitched gift tags would make any gift look special.
How to Make a Yarn Ball Ornament: Two Different Tutorials!
This is a fun, cool Christmas ornament craft for yarn lovers.
Christmas Cake Mix Bath Bomb Recipe
Another great Christmas craft to make as a homemade gift. I bet these bath bombs smell like Christmas too.
Bright, colourful paper is the key to making these cool paper ornaments.
Make a Snow Globe Soap Pump
Why not add a little Christmas decoration to the bathroom with this cute snow globe soap pump? It would also make a lovely hostess gift too.
How to Make Gorgeous Nordic Christmas Decorations
These cool Nordic Christmas decorations are made with Marimekko paper napkins. There is another design on the back of the wood slices when you fancy a change.
Glitter Glass Tumblers
These glitter glasses would add a special touch to any Christmas diner table. They are dishwasher proof too.
Crochet Paper Chain Christmas Garland
I love paper chains at Christmas, and this crochet version looks fun. Even beginners should be able to manage this crochet chain. It is also a lot more robust than the paper version.
Unique Handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments
The simple handstitched designs on these felt baubles make them so charming. Patterns for six different embroidery designs are included, or you could design your version. You'll find more Christmas embroidery ideas here.
Gorgeous and elegant DIY Resin Christmas Ornaments
I fancy trying out resin crafting sometimes. I think these gorgeous resin ornaments are a perfect way to try this adult Christmas craft. The decorations look so colourful, shiny and bright.
DIY Felt Mistletoe is a Perfect Christmas Craft
Mistletoe is a fun Christmas decoration. This handmade cute felt sprig will last year after year.
Super Easy to Make Cute Norwegian Christmas Gnomes
Everyone loves a gnome, especially at Christmas. These Norwegian gnomes are no-sew and so easy to make they would look good on the mantle and can be made big or small.
Finger Knitted Christmas Wreath
Finger knitting is a craft I keep meaning to try. This wreath looks so simple but adorable.
Christmas Mantle Vase Decoration
A Christmas craft for adults to make, a lovely decoration to brighten up any Christmas mantle on a dark winter night.
Easy To Make Unique Denim DIY Christmas Tree
Who says denim isn't for Christmas? Add a few decorations to these repurposed denim Christmas trees, and they will look festive. There are more denim Christmas ideas here.
DIY Rhinestone Christmas Ornaments
I love the rainbow of colours with these Christmas ornaments. The more colours a decoration has, the merrier it looks.
Sugar Skull and Loteria Ornaments
These ornaments look like great fun. I love the colours, the vintage vibe and the Mexican look.
Super-Cute Christmas Reed Diffusers
As well as looking Christmassy, these diffusers will add a lovely Christmas smell to any home. They would also make a beautiful handmade Christmas gift.
Felt Holly Christmas Napkin Rings
This simple Christmas craft decorates the table with these cute felt holly napkin rings.
How To Make A Fun Frida Kahlo Christmas Ornament
This fun Frida Kahlo ornament would go with the sugar skull and Loteria ornaments in this Christmas craft round-up.
DIY Watercolour Printed Fabric Bauble Christmas Decorations
You can easily print these bauble designs on fabric at home. No need to use a print shop; follow my printing on fabric tutorial instead.
Christmas Felt Ball Wreath Reverse Canvas
This felt ball wreath is cleverly framed in a reverse canvas, giving it depth.
Quilled Christmas Lights Card (with Video)
Quill coloured strips of paper to make this sweet handmade Christmas card for someone special.
Decoupage Chinoiserie Christmas Ornaments
Chinoiserie makes a lovely alternative to traditional Christmas patterns with these decoupage baubles.
How To Make Large Felt Letters Christmas Decoration
Make large plush felt letters to spell out your favourite Christmas words. Then turn them into a garland to hang from the mantle.
How To Make A Christmas Garland with Repurposed Sweater Balls
Garlands feature heavily in my Christmas decorating. This is a fun one to make; all you need are some old sweaters.
Make a felt holly leaf garland this Christmas
Another wonderful Christmas crafted garland, this time felt holly leaves.
How to make Abstract Fabric Christmas Ornaments
You could paint your fabric in different colours to make these crafted Christmas ornaments.
Unique Pinecone Christmas Tile Crafts
This is a unique way to craft pine cones for Christmas. These cute pinecone tiles are made with Plaster of Paris.
Hexagon Crochet Christmas Stocking
Are you wondering what to do with all those crochet hexies? Stitch them into a stocking with this cool adult Christmas craft.
How To Make A Personalized Embroidered Map Ornament
This is a fun keepsake Christmas ornament to craft and would also make a lovely personalized gift.
Simple to Make Repurposed Sweater Felt Garland
I knew there was a good reason to keep all those felt scraps. This is an enjoyable Christmas craft to make.
How to stencil a pillow for Christmas
Make customized festive throw pillows by stencilling them for Christmas.
No Sew DIY Christmas Tree Tapestry
This Christmas tree wall hanging is an Anthropologie-inspired adult Christmas craft.
Easy Christmas Bottle Lights To Illuminate Your Home
Lights are an essential part of Christmas decorations. These bottle lights are easy to make but look good when illuminated.
How To Make An Advent Calendar With An Old Dictionary
My Christmas crafting starts with making an advent calendar. The vintage images on this fun dictionary advent calendar make it special.
How To Make A Decoupage Baubles Decoration
A fun Christmas craft, making decoupage bauble flowers with patterned paper napkins. An alternative way to display Christmas baubles.
How To Make A Beautiful Marbled Air Dry Clay Candle
.Add a bit of glamour to your Christmas table with these DIY air dry clay candle holders.
DIY Personalized Christmas Ornaments -Everyone Will Want
These gorgeous snow globe ornaments are fun to make from old tin cans and Christmas cards. Make one for each member of the family.
If you’re like me and don’t think that crafting is just for Christmas, then you should check out my other cool adult crafting ideas for the rest of the year. You may also enjoy these Nordic Christmas decoration ideas and these handmade Christmas advent ideas.
There are some fantastic upcycled Christmas ornaments and cardboard Christmas crafts here.
Sunday 29th of August 2021
Monday 30th of August 2021
Thank you so much.
Wednesday 25th of August 2021
Omigosh. I don't know what to say. These Christmas ideas, each and every one of them, blew me away! I saved your post for inspiration for the future. Thanks so much for being so generous in sharing all this with us! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings
Wednesday 25th of August 2021
Thank you so much. I just love crafting for Christmas its such a special time of year.
Saturday 21st of August 2021
Just looking at all these neat ideas makes me wish there was more time in a day to create.
Sunday 22nd of August 2021
I know too many ideas and not enough time. Maybe one day I'll get around to more of them.