12 DIY Holiday Projects to Add to Your December Bucket List

Feel like doing something fun and creative this holiday season? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite DIY holiday projects. From a gorgeous homemade advent calendar to beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments, read on for fun holiday craft project the whole family will love!

collage of holiday projects

This time last year we were frantically counting down the final days until we could move into our new house. Would the drywall slow us down?! The tile?! City inspectors?! That coupled with a baby that was only a few months old equaled a more pared down holiday season.

We finally moved in on December 7th– literally the very first thing we did before we unpacked a single box was put up the tree! This year, most of my holiday shopping is done, many are already wrapped and I’m ready to bake cookies, host parties, and indulge in holiday projects and festivities like never before.

I’ve been looking for fun project inspiration and thought I would share some of the ones that have caught my eye with you in case you feel like doing a little holiday DIYing yourself! We are heading to Round Top this afternoon for the Annual children’s parade and street dance and couldn’t be more excited! What are you up to this weekend? Merry holiday season, friends!

Fun and Easy Holiday Projects

Most of these awesome holiday-themed crafts don’t require any special tools or skills, so they’re great, even for people, who don’t consider themselves “crafty.” Everyone can get creative with these simple ideas!

Great Holiday Projects To Work On Together

There’s just something magical about sitting down with the Christmas music playing or a fun holiday movie to watch, a festive treat to eat and a holiday project that you love working on. There’s no time of year that’s better for working on a fun project than Christmas and the holiday season, is there? Whether it’s  a craft or a decoration, it’s fun to create at Christmas!

Personalized Holiday Gifts

These projects are great for adorning your home, but many of these ideas also make thoughtful gifts. There’s bonus points to giving Christmas specific gifts (like ornaments or advent calendars), the recipient can use them year after year, so they are not just beautiful, but they’re practical too!

tree skirt holiday project

Applique Tree Skirt Hack via The House That Lars Built

wood tree ornaments holiday project

Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments via By Brittany Goldwyn

house advent calendar

Colorful Houses Advent Calendar via Sugar and Cloth

butterscotch eggnog

Butterscotch Eggnog via Sugar and Charm

wreath holiday project

Oversized Eucalyptus Wreath via Hello Nest

gingerbread cookies

Color-dipped gingerbread cookies and printables via Studio DIY

wall hanger holiday project

DIY Driftwood Wall Hanger and Coat Rack via TheEffortless Chic

kids mittens

Sewing Mittens Kid Craft via Say Yes

linzer christmas cookies

Linzer Christmas Cookies via Freutcake

linen and leather rack holiday project

Linen and Leather Christmas Stockings via Always Rooney

paper straw holiday project

Paper Straw Tutorial via Make and Fable

advent wreath

Christmas Advent Wreath via The Whimsical Wife


Top Tips For Holiday Projects

  • Sandpaper to sharpen scissors. Sandpaper will sharpen your scissors easily – just by cutting through it several times. Medium grit works the best for this application.
  • Use a lint roller to pick up  glitter. This is one of those crafting tips you’ll love, because we all know how hard glitter is to pick up! If you have a place with glitter that you can’t easily clean, use a lint roller to get it up.
  • If you live in a small place, you might not have anywhere to spray paint out in the open. If this is the case, use a cardboard box stood up on its long side as a makeshift booth. Great for the winter in your garage too!
  • Store glue in a glass. It can take several minutes to get to my glue each time you use it – so store it upside down in a glass and the glue is right there in the bottle when I need it.
  • To make it easier to cut duct tape, wipe your scissors with a baby wipe beforehand. This prevents the duct tape from sticking to the blades.
  • A plastic ice tray is a perfect place for holding teenie tiny items that have no other place to go – you also don’t have to buy multiple storage containers.
  • I’ll never forget when I dropped a ton of pins on the carpet during a late night sewing session. I was so tired and it was difficult to see them! Easily pick them up with a strong magnet.

Check Out These Other Great Ideas For The Holidays

Three Easy Holiday Menus

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Custom Family Photo Ornaments

Three Holiday Gift Guides For Teachers Dads and Kiddos

Have you tried any of these projects? Have you got any projects you and your fmaily love doing for the holidays? Please comment below, I’d love to hear from you!


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