23 Christmas DIYs That'll Make You Feel Merry And Bright

Diply 3 Nov 2017

Anyone who knows me understands I have a pretty serious Christmas obsession. Just thinking about this time of year makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is thinking about all of the DIY projects I get to tackle on a cold, snowy day — with a cup of hot apple cider in one hand and my glue gun in the other.

Here's a preview of some of the crafts I want to try this year!

1. Vintage Car Snow Globe

Mason Jar Crafts | Mason Jar Crafts

This project has nostalgia written all over it, which is why I love it so much! There's just something about a snow globe that makes me feel like a kid again.

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2. Photo Keepsake Ornaments

Simple As That | Simple As That

Your favorite memories belong out in the open, not stuck on your phone or in a shoebox — and these keepsake ornaments are the perfect way of putting them on display for others to see.

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3. Pinecone Elves

One Little Project At A Time | One Little Project At A Time

Aren't these little guys just the cutest? Whether you need a garland for your tree or want to hang something fun and festive from the chimney with care, this craft is perfect.

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4. Rustic Wooden Sled Ornament

Fireflies And Mud Pies | Fireflies And Mud Pies

This is a great project to take on if you want to get your kids involved in the Christmas decorating plans. They're cute, simple, and hit all the festive notes you expect during the holidays.

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5. Ornament Wreath

Sweet Pickins | Sweet Pickins

Wreaths can be insanely expensive, especially during the holidays. Why not save a few bucks and put all those extra Christmas bulbs to good use this year by turning them into an oversized accent for your front door?

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6. Snow Globe Wreath

CreateCraftLove | CreateCraftLove

And if a giant display of colorful ornaments doesn't suit your fancy, why not give this snow globe version a shot? It's festive, fun, and totally charming!

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7. Pinecone Christmas Trees

Scissors And Spoons | Scissors And Spoons

There's nothing better than crafting with things you can find in your own backyard, don't you think? And you can easily find miniature terra cotta planters at the dollar store, which means these pinecone trees are a win!

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8. Christmas Tree Mason Jars

Mason Jar Crafts | Mason Jar Crafts

When it comes to crafting, you can't go wrong with Mason jars. These festive luminaries would look great both inside and outdoors, and the tree design can be swapped for any other holiday symbol you want. Just use Epsom salt for the "snow" inside!

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9. Christmas List Ornament

Honeybear Lane | Honeybear Lane

"He's making a list, and checking it twice; Gonna find out who's naughty and nice!" And now you'll have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day — you're welcome.

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10. Decorate A Gingerbread Man Activity

Mom Inspired Life | Mom Inspired Life

I have a nephew who is just starting to get into arts and crafts, so I would love to try this adorable activity with him this year!

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11. Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments

Simple As That | Simple As That

Sometimes, the simpler a craft is, the prettier its results are — and this twig ornament project proves that theory perfectly. I can't wait to give these a try!

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12. Candy Cane Reindeer

One Little Project At A Time | One Little Project At A Time

I remember making these when I was a kid — and I'm pretty sure they were put on the tree every year until the candy canes started to look a bit questionable. I'm so happy that people are continuing to share this classic DIY with their families.

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13. Easy Keepsake Chalkboard Ornaments

Fireflies And Mud Pies | Fireflies And Mud Pies

Wouldn't it be cool if you did this every year and had a visual progression of your child's drawings? And it's not like this is an expensive idea, either, so it's definitely possible to pull off.

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14. Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats

Eighteen 25 | Eighteen 25

Rice Krispies are hard to resist any time of year, but these holiday versions would be impossible not to indulge in. So, hit the grocery store, grab the kids, and whip up a batch of these adorable reindeer treats in the kitchen — STAT!

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15. Snow Globe Soap Pump

Creative Green Living | Creative Green Living

Who wouldn't love seeing one of these in the bathroom or kitchen? And it's the perfect way to get kids to wash their hands because it adds an element of fun!

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16. Fresh Holiday Wreath

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

Wreaths don't have to be covered in pinecones or big, bulky ornaments. A collection of fresh greenery and bright red berries easily come together to create a stunning holiday decoration everyone will gawk at.

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17. DIY Christmas Countdown

Eighteen 25 | Eighteen 25

This is such a creative use for a hanging shoe rack! Seriously, if you appreciate a good hack and also have a soft spot in your heart for the holidays, you need to add this project to your to-do list.

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18. White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Lil' Luna | Lil' Luna

Candy cane-flavored anything is a win in my books, so you know I'm going to be trying these sweet and salty treats sooner rather than later.

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19. Nordic Felted Christmas Gnomes

DIY Candy | DIY Candy

Garden gnomes are great, but nordic gnomes are even better, especially when they're incorporated into Christmas displays. If you have basic set of sewing skills at your disposal, then you can make this DIY happen.

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20. Birch Wood Reindeer

eHow | Jonathan Fong

You can never go wrong with birch, especially when it comes to Christmas crafting. These wooden reindeer will take a bit of time and patience to put together, but they're totally worth the effort!

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21. Lighted Spire Ornament

Lowe's | Lowe's

This project is for the diehard decorators out there — the Clark Griswolds of the world, if you will. Just imagine how awesome your front lawn would look covered in these colorful creations!

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22. DIY Giant Ornament Pillows

Studio DIY | Studio DIY

Who wouldn't want to fill their couch or bed with these amazing creations? Talk about making your days feel merry and bright! Excuse me while I hit up my local fabric store.

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23. Burlap Tree Skirt

The Crazy Craft Lady | The Crazy Craft Lady

Lastly, if you hate the way your tree looks sans skirt, this quick fix is just what The Claus ordered. If you have five minutes and some burlap, you can make this one happen.

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Which DIY projects do you have lined up for Christmas this year?

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