7 Christmas decorations and gifts
You’ve barely retired the pumpkins and gravy boats from Thanksgiving, and now there’s only how many days until Christmas?! Don’t panic—we have plenty of easy DIY Christmas decorations and gifts to make the holiday season festive on a budget!
We’ve got simple instructions to make stockings for the fireplace, centerpieces for the table and ornaments for the tree. Make it an unforgettable craft night with your family designing memories that’ll last a lifetime, or crack a bottle of wine with your best friends and let the creativity fly!
Even if you’re not the crafty type, we’ve got gorgeous free printable templates to wrap fresh baked bread (for the seasoned chef) and 3D gingerbread gift-card holders for your favorite little shoppers. ‘Tis the season!
Easy DIY Christmas decorations and gifts!
1. reindeer vase
Why spend money on fresh flowers when you can make a reindeer vase that you can use each year? Let minimalism meet rustic with our Manzanita branch reindeer vase composed of artificial snow and LED lights!
2. gingerbread house printable
Our free printable gingerbread house ornament is a two-for-one! It’s quick and easy to print then fold—and can be hung on the tree until it’s time to open gifts! We also have a plain version for the kids to color.
3. stenciled placemats
Make holiday-inspired placemats with a fresh linen feel at a fraction of the cost. All you need is drop cloth and fabric paint to make high-end looking placemats with greetings of holiday cheer!
4. painted ornaments
sparkle and shine
Our DIY glass ornament craft is a great opportunity for the family to work together on a fun holiday project. With some artificial snow, puff paint and glitter, everyone will have the chance to let their artistic sensibility shine!
5. bread wrap printable
it’s a wrap!
Add a personal touch to home-baked gifts with our free printable giftwrap for bread. Tie with yarn or baker’s twine and attach the recipe or a family photo to make a stellar impression!
6. christmas tree centerpiece
oh, christmas tree
If you can wield a glue gun, then you can make one or all three of our DIY Christmas tree centerpieces. Choose felt, jumbo kraft sticks or feathers to add an unusual flair to your table this year!
sock it to me
Spruce up the holiday hearth with rustic-looking Christmas stockings. Just mosey on down to the hardware store and inexpensively purchase burlap and drop cloth. You’ll easily have enough supplies for the whole family and your furry friends too!