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Christmas Crafts for Adults: 40 Easy DIY Projects You’ll Actually Love

Christmas Crafts for Adults: 40 Easy DIY Projects You’ll Actually Love

It’s Christmastime again and you know what that means: time to wake up your inner Martha Stewart, break out the eggnog, and start crafting. Whether you’re looking for an activity for your holiday party, some new ornaments for your mantle, or a few DIY Christmas gifts to give friends, these 40 Christmas crafts for adults are sure to fit the bill.

40 Beautiful & Simple Christmas Crafts for Adults

Note: This post was originally published December 9, 2019. It was updated on March 9, 2021 for accuracy.

Finding the Best Christmas Crafts for Adults

There’s something about December that makes everyone go a little craft crazy. 

Perhaps it’s the nostalgia for simpler times evoked by all those dreamy Christmas puzzle images or the flood of gorgeous ideas on our Pinterest feeds. 

Whatever it is, the holidays makes us want to bust out our glue guns and sequins and start creating beautiful things. 

But finding the right craft ideas can be a pain.  So many of the DIY projects out there look like something you pulled out of your recycling bin or swept off the floor of your kids’ bedroom. They’re not exactly  awe-inspiring.

Or, you see something gorgeous online only to find out you need a $300 tool and a degree in engineering to pull it off. 

Not so with these posts. I’ve pulled together 40 gorgeous crafts that anybody can pull off, no special equipment required. Because honestly? The last thing any of us needs at this time of year is to waste time trying to be perfect at one more thing! 

These easy Christmas crafts for adults will soothe your DIY itch and make your mantle shine just a little brighter. No perfection required.

Want to Give Your DIY Christmas Crafts As Gifts?

Maybe you’re looking through all these photos thinking there are definitely some people in your life who would love to receive these as gifts…

Why not go DIY this Christmas and make some or all of your gifts? DIY gift-giving is fun, personal, meaningful, and usually more affordable too.

If you want to try doing a DIY Christmas, check out my Genius Gift Giving System. It’s a mini-course that will help you plan everything you need to prep for and make tons of amazing DIY gifts without any unnecessary stress or a thousand trips to the craft store.

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DIY Christmas Crafts for Adults


I have no idea when gnomes became a thing, but they're adorable and it looks like they're going to be sticking around for a while.

Here are 19 amazing ornaments, from fuzzy gnomes to rustic snow globes.


As wonderful as DIY ornaments are, let's not forget that there are many other places to display our DIY Christmas crafts. How about on the mantle, a side table, or your main entrance?

Here are some of the cutest DIY Christmas crafts for adults to fit with any home decor theme.

I hope that these ideas have inspired you to create some beautiful ornaments and home decor pieces for this Christmas.

Leave a comment below and let me know which DIY Christmas craft for adults you can’t wait to try and don’t forget to save this post to Facebook or Pinterest so you can find it later.