14 Handmade Christmas Gifts and Decorations Anyone Can Make

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Christmas craft ideas adults round up

The holidays are the craftiest time of the year! Today, I want to share a fresh round-up of Christmas crafts ideas for adults (and some for kids!). I’ve teamed up with my favorite craft blogger friends for our first annual Holiday Showcase! This collective list of Christmas craft ideas will have you personalizing your home decor this Christmas and stepping up your handmade gift game this holiday season.

Christmas Craft Ideas for Adults

The best part is that all these craft files are currently free for you to enjoy, and the step-by-step craft tutorials will help you get off to the right start for your Christmas makes!

Paper Poinsettia Flower Arrangement

DIY poinsettia flower arrangement projects perfect for Christmas craft ideas for adults!

For our first Christmas craft ideas for adults, let’s start with decor because we all love a handmade craft to deck the halls! Everyone needs a table centerpiece. To craft your own, learn to make these beautiful paper poinsettia flowers and add them to an arrangement for your table decor.

View the full tutorial for the paper poinsettia arrangement here by Abbi Kirsten Collections.

Christmas Church Box Cards

3D paper church box cards

3D cards are trending right now, so why not learn to create an easy 3D papercraft with these Christmas church box cards. Gifting a 3D card is sure to stand out among all the others!

View the full tutorial and get the free templates for the Christmas church box cards here by The Bearded Housewife

Hanukkah Earrings with Cricut

DIy Hanukkah faux leather earring with cricut.

I love a handmade piece of jewelry. With this tutorial, you can create handmade leather earrings for Hanukkah this year. These earrings are a great project to create as a personal accessory or gift to a friend!

Find the full earring tutorial and free templates here by Amy Romeu.

Gift Tag Cricut Stickers with Cricut

Print then cut Christmas gift tags with Cricut.

Your Cricut can not only help with gifts and decor but all the little details too! Every gift needs a tag, so why not make them yourself using the Print Then Cut process? Making your own sticker gift tags will help you save money and allow you to personalize them further than store-bought options.

Find the full tutorial and templates for these gift labels here by Well Crafted Studio.

Christmas Village Advent Calendar

Christmas advent paper house craft

I’m always amazed at the many ways Christmas advent calendars come to life! One of my favorites is definitely this Christmas village advent which also serves as a beautiful holiday display. Once this beautiful advent craft has been made, you can use it year after year!

Find the full Chrismas village advent tutorial and free templates here by Paper Glitter Glue.

Christmas Wood Door Hanger

DIY Christmas wood round sign.

Christmas signs are a super-easy way to put your vinyl to good use during the holiday season. Use signs to customize the decorative details around your home (they also make fabulous gifts!).

Find the full wood door hanger tutorial and free templates here by Craftroom Time.

Hand Lettered Holiday Cards

Hand lettering for Christmas cards.

I am not a gal that can hand-letter to save my life. I think those who can accomplish a hand-lettering project are crafty heroes! If that’s you, then you will love these hand-lettered Christmas cards!

Find the full hand-lettered holiday card tutorial here by Vial Designs

Flocked HTV Christmas Pillows

DIY flocked Christmas pillow craft with Cricut.

Christmas pillows are a must-have in my home during the holiday season, but they can also be expensive. So why not make your own with these flocked heat transfer vinyl Christmas pillows?

Find the full flocked HTV Christmas pillow tutorial with free templates here by Neli Design.

Christmas Holly Wreath

Christmas paper holly wreath tutorial.

Your Christmas home decor isn’t complete without a wreath! I love making wreaths from paper since they can be reused year after year. If you own a cutting machine such as Cricut, then this Christmas DIY will be perfect for a fun crafter-noon!

Find the full tutorial for this holly wreath project here by Special Hearts Studio.

Holiday Explosion Card

DIY Holiday explosion card

You may have heard of explosion boxes before, but how about explosion cards?! Learn how easy it is to DIY a Christmas explosion card with your Cricut.

Get the free explosion card templates and tutorial here by My Scrap-Menagerie.

Christmas Explosion Box

Christmas explosion gift box craft with Cricut.

Why not add an explosion gift box to that explosion card and really surprise your recipient? I adore this paper explosion gift box because of how many little treasures can be tucked inside, which are sure to be kept for years to come.

Download the free explosion box template and view the full tutorial here by Minor DIY

Scrapbooking Christmas Cards

Christmas card display and storage craft.

My family always receives lots of cards at Christmastime but rarely do I organize the cards so that I can enjoy them in the future. This scrapbooking Christmas card project will keep you organized while displaying the cards you receive!

Find the full tutorial for scrapbooking Christmas cards here by Molly Creates. 

Easy Handmade Christmas Cards

DIY easy handmade christmas cards with cricut.

For me, receiving a handmade Christmas card is very meaningful, and I take extra care to display the card and cherish it. This unique side-edge card stands out among the rest and is very easy to make!

Download the free card templates and full tutorial here by Crafts with Sarah

Paper Craft Spinning Ornaments

I love making paper ornaments because they are inexpensive and can be completely customized with the print or color of the paper, making them the perfect kid’s craft or easy gift to give.

Download the craft spinning ornaments here by Bettes Makes

Which of these Christmas craft ideas for adults are you going to make first? I’d love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments. What other Christmas crafts are you searching for? Be sure to visit my full archive of handmade Christmas gifts, decorations, and makes for the holiday season here!

Get Instant Access to my Christmas Paper Craft Template Bundle!

If you love to craft for the holidays and decorate your home with something handmade and unique, then this Christmas papercraft bundle is for you!

DIY Christmas template bundle by Abbi Kirsten Collections.

The Christmas Craft Bundle Includes

  • 12 gorgeous Christmas themed template designs including small and giant paper flower designs plus 3D paper star templates
  • 15+ Christmas greenery and supporting templates
  • SVG cut files included for Cricut machines and Silhouette users
  • PDF printables included for cutting with scissors
  • Full video or picture tutorials for each design
  • My exclusive full supply list with links so you know exactly what to use to make your flowers flawless!
  • Endless ways to deck your halls year after year!
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