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14 of Our Best DIY Christmas Craft Ideas

You’re going to love these simple affordable ideas for the 2022 holiday season. Check out more than 14 of our best DIY Christmas craft ideas!

We love decorating our homes for Christmas, how about you?

Some of our favorite decorations are the ones we’ve made ourselves.

Christmas is a great time to get crafty, isn’t it?

Simple Christmas crafts make decorating a little more sentimental.

Not to mention, a handmade Christmas gift is so meaningful!

We’re sharing some of the favorite holiday crafts we’ve made with you today.

Neither of us is super crafty, so these Christmas projects and ideas are all very easy to make.

Welcome to the 2022 Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Did you know that Christmas in July began at a summer camp for girls in Brevard, NC back in 1933?

The camp went all out with their decorating and festivities.

While we might not be pulling out our Christmas decorations this July, we are getting super festive with our friends.

We’re so excited to be joining 23 talented bloggers to share some fun Christmas ideas and inspiration with you again this year!

Thank you so much to our dear friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse for organizing this fun Christmas in July blog hop.

Doesn’t Stacy have fantastic ideas for Christmas decorating? She always has amazing ways to add natural touches to your home throughout the year, but especially during the holidays.

If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.

Anne and AnnMarie of Simply2Moms in AnnMarie's dining room holding ornaments to put on the Christmas tree behind them

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us and our families over here.

And we always love hearing from you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us your favorite Christmas idea.

Now, let’s take a look at our favorite easy holiday craft projects.

Our Favorite DIY Christmas Craft Ideas

Wood Bead Ornaments

close up of slim Christmas tree with DIY wood bean ornaments in front of staircase

We’ve both admired large simple wood ornaments while shopping.

But the price tag?

Not so much.

These easy wood Christmas ornaments are easy to customize with different colors of stain and paint to coordinate with any color scheme you want.

DIY Advent Calendar

Small burlap bags with black and white numbered tags tied with red ribbons at the tops arranged in a vintage wood dough bowl sitting on Christmas greenery

We made an easy advent calendar using small pouches, tags, and stickers!

You can fill the pouches with anything you want from candy to gift cards to tiny toys.

Display the bags in a large basket or dough bowl.

Or…

Small burlap bags with black and white numbered tags tied with red ribbons at the tops attached to garland of greenery with small clothespins hanging on a stair rail.

Hang them wherever you’d like using clothes pins!

Whether you mix up the numbers or hang them in order, this easy Christmas project will be a family favorite.

Multi-Loop Fluffy Bow

window swag with greenery and berries adorned with plaid fluffy bow hung on outside of window

Do you love the way large fluffy bows look during the holidays but struggle to make them on your own?

AnnMarie has the easiest way to make these bows!

Everyone will want your secret when they see them.

DIY Stocking Name Tags

Close up of cream fabric Christmas stockings hanging in front of a gas fireplace with a decorative iron screen with custom name tags

We love the look of these custom stockings from South House Designs!

But these pretty stockings don’t have names on them, so Anne made simple stocking tags using wood ornaments.

Wait until you see how fast they are to make!

Simple Yarn Tree

Small tree covered in loops of textured yarn on top of a piece of birch wood to look like a trunk. A pillar candle sits on a plate behind it and a small votive candle is in a clear glass cup in front. A small white bottle brush tree is on the other side.

Christmas trees have got to be one of our favorite ways to decorate for the holidays!

These super easy trees are covered with loops of chenille yarn.

Choose any color you want to get the look perfect for your home.

Easy One Loop Bow

vintage sled with ice skates hanging decorated with easy DIY bow

Sometimes a more simple bow looks better when you decorate your home or wrap a package.

Or maybe you want to save some money and use less ribbon?

AnnMarie’s hack for making the perfect bow is great at Christmas or any time you want a simple bow!

Burlap Loopy Tree

Natural Christmas table with cream burlap and yarn trees, white bottle brush trees, greenery and candles.

Burlap is a great way to add great texture to your decorating.

Anne used strips of burlap on a tree form to make this cute tree.

Wait until you see how she attached it!

Fringed Burlap Tree

Three cream colored burlap Christmas trees surrounded by greenery with small ivory bottle brush trees.

Give your Christmas display more visual interest by combining a variety of trees.

Pick a unifying color or color scheme for a cohesive look

Anne used the same kind of burlap for this DIY Christmas tree project but made it into fringe for a new look.

Twisted Paper Ornaments

DIY Christmas ornament made from rolled paper hanging with sheer ribbon on a Christmas tree

Did you know that you can twist paper and get a really unique fabric-like look?

We used patterned scrapbooking paper and colored cardstock to create twisted paper ornaments!

Did you see the secret to getting that fabric look?

Christmas Tree Collar

galvanized metal farmhouse Christmas tree collar painted with black chalk paint with French country style stencils filled with burlap and a Christmas tree

Want the look of a collar for the base of your Christmas tree, but don’t want the look of galvanized steel?

Anne shares the easiest way to customize a tree collar to match your home’s decorating style!

Holiday Photo Card Book

fabric woven basket on fireplace hearth filled with Christmas card books

We love sending and receiving Christmas cards!

But at the end of the holidays, we don’t want to throw away those cards with photos of our friends and family.

This easy Christmas card book gives you a way to save them and display them for years to come.

Chunky Yarn Trees

close up view of several diy yarn trees with stars on top and candles in between trees on table

This easy chunky yarn Christmas tree project might be our favorite way to make trees to decorate for the holidays!

We both used three coordinating fibers to make them and absolutely love how they turned out.

Stamped Wood Ornaments

slim christmas tree by staircase with diy wood ornaments

These easy stamped wood ornaments are such an inexpensive way to decorate a “themed” Christmas tree!

Or mix them in with other ornaments.

Choose words that are meaningful for your family for a custom touch.

Yarn Hoop Wreath

Black front door with a DIY yarn wreath decorated with greenery and red berries on the bottom half adorned with a large plaid bow.

Want an easy wreath that makes a statement?

Give this easy hoop wreath project a try!

Choose the best color of yarn to make it pop on your front door.

You won’t believe what Anne used as the base for this pretty Christmas wreath!

More Christmas in July Inspiration

Now that you’ve seen our favorite DIY Christmas craft ideas, let’s get some more holiday inspiration!

Next up for some gorgeous Christmas in July inspiration is our friend Kim from the blog Shiplap and Shells.

Kim lives in a cottage on the water in the Pacific Northwest and her gardens are always stunning! She always has great ideas for adding natural decorating touches with a cottage feel.

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop. Be sure to click each link below to follow along on the hop.

The Ponds Farmhouse / Cottage on Bunker Hill / Midwest Life & Style / Cottage in the Mitten / Down Shiloh Road / Bricks N Blooms

Simply 2 Moms / Shiplap & Shells / Peacock Ridge Farm / WM Design House / Thistle Key Lane / White Arrows Home

Pasha is Home / Tater Tots and Jello / Robyn’s French Nest / Chas Crazy Creations / DIY Beautify / Cloches & Lavender

The Crowned Goat / Common Ground / Life At Bella Terra / The Tattered Pew / Design Morsels / Follow the Yellow Brick Home

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us or leave a comment!

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Kristin | White Arrows Home

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

You girls have so many great ideas, I don't think I can choose a favorite. But I am smitten with the Advent craft!! Thanks for the inspo and hopping with me!

AnnMarie

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I love Anne's Advent craft too...may need to do that this year at my house. Need to start planning.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 28th of July 2022

I am completely amazed by all the DIY Christmas crafts you have made! I really love the loopy and fringed burlap trees and hope I can pull them off since I'm not a great crafter. You ladies are so inspiring. Thank you for all these festive ideas!

Anne

Friday 29th of July 2022

Thanks so much, Kim! We aren't big crafters either, at least nothing complicated. These trees are so simple and only require a glue gun! I know you can do it!

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Tuesday 26th of July 2022

You all have some really fun Christmas ideas, loving those adorable burlap trees and the chunky yarn trees! Pinned!

Anne

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Thanks so much, Debra! Those chunky yarn trees are some of my favorites too. :)

Kim

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

So many cute Christmas projects in one post. I love the burlap tree. Thanks for the index and making them easy to find! Always a gift to hop with you!! Pinned

Anne

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Thanks so much, Kim! Gotta do those Tables of Contents for SEO!! ;)

Jen

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

You ladies have outdone yourselves. So many cute ideas, my brain is on overload thinking about how I can find the time to make my own! My favorites are the advent calendar and the adorable loopy trees. I saved your post to my holiday craft board so I can come back to it once I'm ready to start tackling some Christmas crafts. Happy to be hopping with you this week!

Anne

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Thanks so much, Jen! The great part about all our projects is how EASY they are to make! Can't wait to see if you make some!