10 Quick Christmas Craft Ideas

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Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Christmas Tree Door Mat

The holiday season brings a whole other season in and of itself, it’s time to get crafty, homemade and thoughtful! Make your Christmas season extra festive this year with a few easy DIY projects to get you in the holiday spirit! Here’s a selection of super simple and fun Christmas craft ideas to help kick off the holiday season.

These holiday projects range from fun to functional; classy to quirky; and best of all, each one can be made from everyday products! We give you links to all the materials you’ll need for these quick Christmas crafts.


Rustic Pinecone Garland

Tie gold-painted pinecone ornaments onto a string of twine, then use scissors to cut a burlap bow to top each pinecone off and create a simple, beautiful holiday garland.

Hang this fun DIY project on your tree or your mantel for a rustic and festive look.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Rustic Pinecone Garland
See materials for this pinecone garland project here.


Lighted “Joy” Sign

Stain a 2 x 2 project panel with your favorite stain color.

Once it’s dry, drill a hole in the panel using a spade bit, then start threading the LED rope light through.

Use rope light clips to spell and secure the word “Joy” in place. The rope light can be stiff, so it will help if you have another person to help hold the rope light in place as you secure the clips. You can also use painter’s tape to hold the rope light in place as you secure it to the board.

Then drill another hole to feed the remaining light rope through the back. Plug in, and light up!

Use a hammer and a picture hanging kit to display your project almost anywhere.

It’s a quick DIY project to add a festive glow to any room this Christmas.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Lighted "Joy" Sign

See materials for this lighted sign project here.


Penguin Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments

Use black and white paint and paint pens to create the penguin family from different sized lightbulbs (or these small ones).

Then use a hot glue gun to attach a twine loop to each of the penguin ornaments for hanging on the Christmas tree.

You can reuse old incandescent bulbs for this project if you have them on hand.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Penguin Light Bulb Ornaments

See materials for this penguin bulb ornament project here.


Hex Nut Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Arrange a variety zinc and brass hex nuts on a piece of wax paper into various snowflake shapes, then secure with super glue.

Loop a piece of twine at the top to hang this festive ornament on the Christmas tree!

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Hex Nut Snowflake Ornament

See materials for this hex nut snowflake project here.


Hanging Christmas Ornament Bundle

This simple DIY project transforms traditional ornaments into an elegant holiday chandelier.

Simply attach jute twine to ornament balls, and tie them at various lengths to a swivel hook.

You can hang this ornament cluster on your front door, beside the mantle, in the kitchen, or anywhere else your house needs a holiday pick-me-up! Instead of twine, you can also use clear hanging line or pretty ribbon.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Hanging Ornament Bundle

See materials for this hanging ornament bundle project here.


Christmas Tree Doormat

Use painter’s tape to create triangles of various sizes on a coir door mat. (Take a look at the photo at the beginning of this article to see how we did it.) Then, use a stencil brush and green paint to color in the triangles. Allow to dry.

Remove the painter’s tape, and use a rectangle of dark brown paint to create the tree trunks. All it takes is a very small rectangle.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Christmas Tree Doormat

See materials for this Christmas tree doormat project here.


Wood Shim Table Place Cards 

Stain your wood shims, then use paint pens to personalize each of the place cards.

Add some garland, mini Christmas ornaments to give them a holiday look.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Wood Shim Table Place Cards

See materials for this wood shim place card project here.


Glowing Globe Lights

This is soooo easy. Simply add battery-powered mini LED lights to the inside of assorted frosted light fixture globes.

They’ll create a warm, festive glowing to your fireplace mantel or a table decorated for the holidays.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Glowing Globe Lights

See materials for this glowing globe light project here.


Paint Can Snowman Centerpiece

Start with a plain paint can, and spray paint it white.

Once it’s dry, use paint pens to draw the snowman faces.

Then tie velvet ribbon around the cans to add a festive touch.

This simple DIY project is great for candy storage or as a fun container for a miniature Christmas tree.

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Paint Can Snowman Centerpiece

See materials for this paint can snowman project here.


Christmas Countdown Sign

Cut ½-in. project panel into a 1 x 1 ft. square.

Drill small pilot holes for the two hooks that will hold the house numbers and the two hooks that will hold the twine hanger at the top.

Paint the panel with chalkboard paint, then screw in the hooks.

Use chalk markers to create your design.

Then hang the house numbers on the sign.

Flip down each day with white cup hooks and house numbers – how easy is that! All you have to do is wait for the numbers to signal Santa’s arrival!

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Christmas Countdown Sign

See materials for this house number countdown sign project here.

Each of these projects can be completely customized to fit your style or your DIY level. Serve up the hot chocolate and marshmallows and tackle these projects with your family! Whether you tackle one or all of these festive easy holiday projects, you’re sure to feel the holiday spirit!

Browse our online Holiday Decorations department for everything you need to get your home ready for Christmas. And get holiday decorating inspiration from some hugely talented designers in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog.

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