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Christmas DIY wreath

Deck the halls in style this year by getting your DIY hat on and having a go at our easy Christmas craft ideas.

Sprinkle festive cheer throughout your house with our DIY Christmas arts and crafts ideas; from a handmade wreath for your front door, to personalised advent calendars and even DIY wrapping paper that keeps gifts well hidden from their recipient.

You can kick-start the festive fun by getting the whole family involved in a festive arts and crafts activity and let the magic of Christmas unfold.

Read on to discover 10 of our favourite easy Christmas crafts that you can make at home… 

1. Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations


Upgrade your Christmas Tree this year from the basic bauble to adorable ornaments that you can make at home.

To make these homemade tree decorations, you will need:

Begin this easy Christmas craft by lightly spraying your pine cones with snow spray before using the tartan ribbon to create a bow. Attach the string and the bow to the pine cone before placing it on your Christmas tree.

2. Easy Christmas Craft Wall Decoration

Christmas wall decoration

Bring cheer to any wall  with a simple Christmas wall decoration; get crafty and hang a selection of Christmas ornaments from a piece of string that can be stuck to any wall by clear tape.

For this easy Christmas craft, you will need:

3. Christmas Wreath

Handmade Christmas Wreath

What better way is there to deck the halls and show off your festive spirit than with a homemade Christmas wreath?

To make a DIY Christmas wreath, you will need:

Begin your DIY Christmas wreath by securing moss to the wreath ring to create a sturdy base, before attaching small bunches of foliage to the moss with the florists’ wire, ensuring to avoid any gaps. Next, add your flowers and other Christmas decorations to the wreath, secured by more florists’ wire.

4.  Simple Christmas Craft Candles

DIY Christmas candles

Christmas would be incomplete without candles! They bring together many aspects of a festival season, providing the ultimate cosy setting and filling your home with the smell of fresh pine and sugared cinnamon.

To make these simple Christmas craft candles, you will need:

This Chritsmas arts and crafts project is very simple and easy to make, making the perfect table centre piece or a charming gift for a loved one. Simply pour a small amount of artificial snow into the mason jar before placing a tea light on top. Complete the DIY Christmas candle by writing a Christmas message on your luggage tag and attach it to the jar.

5. Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Creating your own winter wonderland seems fairly difficulty, but if you purchase a gingerbread house making kit from your local supermarket this Christmas craft can be easy and very fun for the whole family to get involved in!

To make a Christmas DIY gingerbread house, you will need:

  • White icing
  • Jelly sweets and candy beads
  • Six pieces of pre-made gingerbread

Arrange your house pieces ready for assembling before you knead the icing pouch until you have a soft smooth consistency. Pipe a thick line of icing along the edges to secure the pieces together before placing the house into the base. Wait 30-minutes for the icing to dry before decorating your house with the left over icing and sweet treats.

6. Easy to make Christmas Craft Wrapping

This Christmas, make gift-giving a little more personal by crafting your own wrapping paper that’ll be too good to tear open!

For this simple Christmas craft wrapping, you will need:

The beauty of this easy Christmas craft means that each of your presents will enjoy a unique design, as well as making the gesture more meaningful.  Cover the presents in the cheap brown paper rather than a clichéd Christmas wrapping paper and choose to place pine cones, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks however you like, secured by clear glue.

7. Handmade Christmas Craft Cards

Christmas cards

DIY Christmas cards can be simple to make as well as loads of fun, and the extra effort into making these cards is sure to be appreciated by their recipients.

To make your own handmade Christmas cards, you will need:

Decide on your colour scheme and cut out festive shapes with your sheets of felt or place your pre-made felt shapes onto the plain card. Use the colourful marker pens to create further shapes or leave a cheery message for the recipient.

8. Christmas Craft Advent Calendar

DIY Advent calender

If you are counting down the days until Christmas, then it’s about time to starting thinking about a DIY advent calendar. After all, what better way is there than to wake up each morning in December than with a personal gift?

For this simple Christmas craft, you will need:

Creating this fill-your-own DIY Christmas calendar is a fun and easy way to kick start the festivities this year! Simply use a stencil and colour in the numbers onto the linen sacks which can be hung by red ribbon onto a piece of twine. Fill the mini Santa sacks with small gifts and hang the twine in the desired spot and look forward to tearing into the sack each December morning!

9. Christmas Craft Stockings

Christmas craft stockings

Every year we hang our Christmas stockings on the mantelpiece or at the end of our bed in the hope that we wake up on the 25th to some treats. But as the years go on, our childhood stockings may need replacing, or new members to the family may need their own stocking, so why not save some pennies by making your own stocking?

For this Christmas craft idea, you will need:

  • DIY Christmas Stocking Pattern
  • Sewing Machine (although, this is not essentials and can be done by hand-stitch)
  • Pins
  • Fabric of choice
  • Hot glue gun 

Once you’ve decided on your choice of fabric, whether it be an old Christmas jumper or a piece of plush red velvet, use a stocking template to cut your fabric. Take the two pieces of fabric, facing inwards and use the pins to hold the pieces together. Following this, you could machine sew the pieces together or hand-stitch the two pieces to secure them together.

Remove the pins and turn the stockings inside out to reveal your Christmas craft stockings.

10. Simple Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

This simple, easy to make Christmas craft will take you just 5-minutes, and promises to be the perfect stocking filler for your favourite baker or as a unique decoration for your tree.

For this Christmas craft to make at home, you will need:

To make this easy Christmas craft you will have to thread a length of twine through a jingle bell and then tie the twine at the top of the cookie cutter. Once you have done this, create a loop with the some more twine so that you will be able to hang the decorations on your tree.

Fancy spending Christmas Day a little differently this year? Take a look at our 10 Unique things to do on Christmas Day or why not spend the holidays in one our picturesque cottages for Christmas?

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