Must Try Christmas DIYs

This post was updated in October 2017.
Originally published in November 2015.

Christmas is such a wonderful time to try new crafts and fun recipes. The weather is often cold outside, so we have to keep ourselves busy inside somehow, right? From sweet treats to cheery holiday crafts, these are the BEST Must Try Christmas DIYs ! You will love these neat ideas (and be sure to show your kids too!).

Amazing Christmas Ideas

Must Try Christmas DIYs

1. Make Snowman Cookies 

Use white candy quick as well as some sprinkles to make these white nutter butter snowman cookies.

How to make the cutest snowman cookies ever!

2. Cupcake Snow Globes

Edible Snow Globe Cupcakes used with gelatin to make the globes!

Edible Snow Globe Cupcakes used with gelatin to make the globes!

3. Homemade Christmas Ornaments 

How to make old fashioned cinnamon scented ornaments

How to make cinnamon scented ornaments

4. How to make a Snowman Cheeseball 

Not only is this snowman adorable, it’s tasty too! A little shredded cheese help make this cute cheeseball really come to life!

How to make an adorable Snowman Cheeseball (so cute!)

5. Pretzel Cabin

Do you enjoy creating gingerbread houses? Then you’ve got to try making a cabin out of pretzels!

Decorated Pretzel Cabins

6. Candy Canes Made with Pool Noodles

I love the sneakiness of the clear fishing line for this project! Aren’t these pool noodle candy canes so colorful and fun?

How to make Pool Noodle Candy Canes!

7. How to melt peppermint candies to make Christmas Ornaments 

Melt some peppermint candies (or even some candy canes) using cookie cutters for this neat Christmas craft.

How to melt peppermint candies to make Christmas Ornaments

8. Cardboard Box Snowman

Use different wrapping paper for each person and make a present snowman on Christmas morning! Source unknown


9. Hand and Footprint Christmas Idea

Using a canvas, create reindeer, snowman, elves, and even Santa with handprints. (source unknown)

Hand and Footprint Canvas Hanging Art for Christmas

10. Homemade Peppermint Patties

Who doesn’t love a peppermint patty during the winter? They melt in your mouth and this creative homemade recipe is irresistible.

Homemade Peppermint Patties

11. DIY Snowman Wreath

Decomesh is a great material to use for holiday wreaths. Check out this tutorial to see how you can create a snowman with white decomesh.

Make a Snowman Wreath

12. How to make ornaments with playground balls

We got the balls from walmart and created these awesome outdoor Christmas ornaments!

GIANT Christmas ornaments made with balls

13. Doily Christmas Tree

Make adorable little Christmas tree using paper doilies. You will need 3 different size paper doilies, a wooden craft stick, wood spheres (balls), glue, and scissors:

How to Make a Christmas Tree out of paper doilies

14. Elf Donut Recipe

Do you do Elf on the Shelf? You’ve got to show your kids how to make these! If you don’t do Elf on the Shelf, be sure to make these on Christmas Eve so Santa can bring them back to his elves at the North Pole

Elf Donuts! Actually, They are Cheerios to leave with Santa's Cookies!

15. DIY Pool Noodle Christmas

A holiday wreath made with a pool noodle. I love the colorful ornaments they used on top!

DIY Wreath made with Pool Noodles for Christmas!

16. DIY Solar Candy Cane Lights

I have to try this! It looks easy to do and I love how it turns out.

 DIY Solar Candy Cane Lights

Watch how they are made:

17. Pine Cone Christmas Trees

I love this idea! Use small pine cones, glue, acrylic glue, and small clay pots. The original tutorial for this craft no longer exists. Here is a similar tutorial for directions on how to make your own Pine Cone Christmas Tree.

Pine Cone Christmas Trees

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