Top 10 Christmas Craft Ideas of December

By: Julia Litz, editor of

Toilet Roll SnowflakesTo celebrate the final season of the month and the start of the Christmas season, we're counting down the top projects of December! This isn't some boring list, though. Come back each week and watch as we update our top projects to reflect what you want right this second. These are the best homemade craft ideas for christmas as well as great craft ideas for christmas gifts and other fun Christmas craft ideas you'll love. If you have a free afternoon or need a creative outlet during a busy season, take advantage of these Christmas craft ideas.


Top 10 Christmas Craft Ideas of December

Table of Contents

Christmas Ornament Ideas

DIY Christmas Decorations

Recycled Christmas Crafts

Christmas Patterns


Christmas Ornament Ideas

Snowflake Christmas Tree OrnamentsGlassy Grape OrnamentHeavenly Silver Beaded Angel Ornament

December is when most people put their trees up, which makes it the perfect time to whip up some Christmas ornament crafts that will last you for many Christmases to come.

  1. Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments - There were some beautiful designs for homemade Christmas ornaments this year, and this one shows you how to make a snowflake that will sparkle on your tree.
  2. Glassy Grape Ornament - One of the most unique homemade Christmas ornaments was surprisingly easy to make, and our readers just ate it up!
  3. Heavenly Silver Beaded Angel Ornament - Bead lovers and craft angel lovers alike used the very useful tutorial to create simple, but stunning Christmas ornament crafts.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Festive Mirror ArtDollar Store Christmas Plate

Christmas shopping can be expensive, but with these thrifty homemade Christmas decorations, you can skip the holiday rush all together.

  1. Festive Mirror Art -This year, crafters had a new way to make a DIY Christmas decoration to go with the rest of their Christmas home decor.
  2. Dollar Store Christmas Plate - No matter what you use it for, this handmade Christmas decoration stands out for the unique message you write on it, as well as it's stylish, but festive look.

Recycled Christmas Crafts

Toilet Roll SnowflakesThrifty Christmas Yard DecorationsShatterproof Ornament Centerpiece

There's no better time to start cutting costs with green craft projects and recycled Christmas craft ideas like these that are not only thrifty, but high quality.

  1. Toilet Roll Snowflakes - This snow craft has been at the top of many crafters lists all year.
  2. Thrifty Christmas Yard Decorations - You can have outdoor Christmas decorations that will cost you nothing, but grab plenty of positive attention from whoever sees them.
  3. Shatterproof Ornament Centerpiece - With a new Christmas party or Christmas event happening every day,  this smart and inexpensive alternative is an easy way to skip the stores this year

Christmas Patterns

Snowflake Onesie

For those with more specific skills, December has meant the best time to use these free Christmas patterns to make handmade Christmas gifts and decorations.

  1. Snowflake Onesie - Use this Christmas sewing pattern to make a sweet little gift that will keep them warm all year round.
  2. Rory the Reindeer - Crocheters put their skills to the test with a crochet Christmas ornament pattern of one of the most belovedChristmas characters.
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