I decided to up my Christmas game this year, because usually I let myself get overwhelmed by all the details and stress surrounding this season, and end up whipping a strand of lights somewhere and calling it a year.
Looking for a fun way to destress?
Get your zentangle on with these
11 calming designs!
Since I don’t necessarily want to drop $1,000 on Christmas decor, I thought to myself, self, I thought, Let’s go looking for totally cool Christmas DIY ideas and make them ALL.
These are the kind of Christmas DIY that people are legitimately impressed with, so get your little crafty elf hat on and make stuff!
Olive Leaf WreathWrap Your Gifts With Pom PomsLittle Wool OrnamentsCute Little Bags Christmas CountdownMinimal OrnamentsDIY Yourself Some Jingle Juice Holiday PunchRight? Let’s start this DIY party off with a gorgeous, understated wreath made with olive branches and lovely bells.
I love the idea of wrapping gifts with pom-poms. You could do all white pom poms on red wrapping paper, too. Plus you can teach your kids and dogs to make pom poms with you and have a pom pom party. Pom. Pom. Pom Pom Maker and this yarn set is cute if you like a little bit of a lot of colors.
Embroidered wool ornaments are pretty. I love these colors a whole lot.
This is a cute and simple DIY take on Advent calendars. I just bought those waxy chocolate calendars again this year because I have some weird problem that compels me to do that to my kids every year. Oh! I just found these adorable bags and they are so much cheaper than a lot of the other bag options. And cuter.
Sorry I didn’t share this DIY first on the list. You’ll obviously be needing some ekkahol in your system before embarking on a very DIY Christmas. Let’s hear it for Jungle Juice!
Wondering how furious my son would be to come home from school today to find all of his dino toys had been glitterized. I ADORE this idea. We have these dinos that I bought because some of them cracked me up (look at the mouths). But there are plenty more styles to choose from.
Sit on your butt and knit up a bunch of stars to hang on your tree or give as gifts.
Keep sitting on your butt while you fold and glue these cool paper origami ornaments. It looks like the paper used in these is bigger than the traditional 6″ origami paper. Also, it looks like these are a pain in the ass to make, based on the comments. Have fun!
This is actually my favorite DIY on the whole list, because it’s so freaking bizarro. I’m making my family make some of these peanut garlands with me this weekend. (Created by an Etsy artist who doesn’t have them available anymore, but they are totally worth figuring out how to make yourself.)
I have this snowflake cutting guide printed out and stored in a Christmas decoration box to pull out every year. It’s so fun to spend an afternoon making these with your fam.
Marbleize up some blue balls. HAHAHAHA I’m so holiday naughty.
I just bought some items yesterday at Target to make one of these Winter scenes, ran home and put it all together, and it’s so damn adorable I can’t even believe it. We had a large glass hurricane, so I used that instead of a rectangle box.
It makes me crazy in the head when I can’t find the original source for something, but I think for this rustic branch star, you can just nail or bind some branches together and then drape lights around them.
Or maybe the candy cane place card holder idea is more to your liking. You could always just make both, set them all up with random people’s names and confuse everyone at your dinner party.
Ice lanterns! I want to make huge ones and see how beautiful they look outside. Like seriously, using this size balloons– I wonder how long they’d take to freeze…
Make some giant paper snowflakes. Or just buy some pre-made and skip on to the next DIY. LOL. LOL. LOL.
Okay, so I’m pretty sure this link goes to a graphic you can buy to use in your designs, but I included it here as doodling ideas. Sometimes Christmas DIY can be as simple as sitting down (with a big glass of Jungle Juice) and drawing some little trees.
So pretty. I love branchy DIYs and this one is a good one. I wonder if adding lights to it would overkill.
I love all these DIY mini Christmas ideas she came up with. She goes full-on DIY by rolling her own cardboard tree bases, but you can buy pre-made cones here.
So this is a tutorial for strawberry ice cube tray chocolates, but I’ve seen other one that use all sorts of other fillings: peanut butter, nuts, Ex-Lax, caramel, marshmallow, etc. This was just the prettiest image I could find. Also, I think this shape ice tray would look better.
Another wreath idea! Wire on those Cuties that you have to buy in those giant bags at the grocery store and then everyone gets sick of them after day 2 and won’t eat any more.
Now you can take a moment to look at some really awful Christmas crafts I spied.