Our Favorite Easy Christmas Crafts for Adults to Make

by Tonya Staab
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Whether you consider yourself crafty or not, these easy Christmas crafts for adults will put you in the holiday spirit this season.

Christmas crafts for adults

Do you spend so much time crafting with the kids for Christmas that you often forget to craft for yourself too? These fun Christmas crafts for adults and teens are perfect for decorating your home and gift-giving this holiday season.

Hand-painted Christmas table runner

A christmas table runner with hand-painted christmas trees and beading.
Paint Christmas trees and sew beads and trim on a plain table runner.

This handmade Christmas table runner is perfect for your sit-down meal, or even to put on a buffet this year. We hand-painted Christmas trees, sewed on beads and trim to make this plain table runner look festive. My instructions to make your own are on Make and Takes.

Semi-handmade Reindeer apron

a reindeer apron for Christmas baking
Take a plain apron and add details to turn it into this adorable reindeer for Christmas baking.

This semi-handmade reindeer apron is perfect for a Christmas cookie decorating party. You could also give it as a holiday gift, or make matching ones for your family for Christmas cooking and baking together this holiday season.

DIY Christmas art for your walls

diy christmas art
Make fun art to hang on your walls this Christmas.

This winter-themed DIY wall art for Christmas is perfect to hang from now, through the holiday season and into the new year. We are showing you how to pull it off for $10 at Lady and the Blog.

Wreath gift topper craft

wreath gift topper craft for Christmas
Dress up a gift box for Christmas with a hand made wreath gift topper.

Give gifts a handmade touch for Christmas with this handmade wreath gift topper. It will look perfect on the Christmas tree after the gift is unwrapped too. You’ll find my instructions to make your own at Make and Takes.

DIY gift card holders

diy gift card holders
Make DIY gift card holders out of felt to add a personal touch to giving gift cards.

These felt gift card envelopes add a personal touch to giving gift cards this Christmas. The recipient can re-use or re-gift these later too to reduce waste over the holiday season.

Picture ornaments

diy picture ornaments for christmas
Photo ornaments make wonderful gifts and look beautiful on the Christmas tree.

Picture ornaments not only make wonderful handmade gifts for grandparents and family, but they look beautiful on the Christmas tree too. Make a new one each year to document your child’s growth.

If you are looking for more DIY Christmas ornaments to make for your tree, take a look at these too:

Christmas card holder

christmas card holder
DIY Christmas card holder made out of a frame and wire.

How do you display your Christmas cards and photo cards for the holidays? This easy DIY Christmas card holder is made out of a thrift store frame and wire. You can use it in your office or to clip notes to throughout the year too.

Christmas terrarium

christmas terrarium
This Christmas terrarium has a light that turns on inside the house.

A Christmas terrarium is the perfect addition to your holiday decor this year. Take out the Christmas decor and snow and change it for other seasons and holidays.

Semi-homemade Christmas cushions

fabric christmas tree with feathers on a cushion
Decorate plain cushions for Christmas for festive decor.

Take plain pillows and make them more festive this Christmas. We show you two simple ways to make semi-homemade cushions for the holidays.

DIY advent calendar

diy stocking advent calendar for Christmas
DIY stocking advent calendar for Christmas to hang on the mantel.

This DIY stocking advent calendar is the perfect way to countdown to Christmas. Fill each with small gifts, candy, or tickets for big gifts for the kids to unwrap. You’ll find my full tutorial on Make and Takes.

DIY Christmas wreath

diy christmas wreath
Make this frosted DIY Christmas wreath to hang on your front door.

This semi-homemade DIY frosted Christmas wreath will look beautiful on your front door this year. We pieced together just four items that you can find at most craft stores or online to make this festive wreath.

DIY ugly Christmas sweater

abominable diy ugly christmas sweater
This DIY ugly Christmas sweater inspired by the movie Abominable is perfect for an ugly sweater party.

This furry Abominable ugly sweater actually lights up too. It’s perfect for an ugly sweater party this year. You can find my full tutorial to make your own at Make and Takes.

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