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20+ Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas!

If there’s any time of year to get crafting it’s Christmas. From gifts to decorations, there are so many fun reasons to get out those supplies and make all the things. And being creative doesn’t have to break the bank. Below you’ll find dozens of beautiful upcycled Christmas craft ideas to make for yourself and loved ones!

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In this free printable guide we’ll walk you through five simple project tutorials that will show you how to add a few inexpensive and special touches to your holidays including:

Upcycle sweater stockings
Glittering jar luminaries
Poinsettia-topped gift jars
Drifwood Rudolph ornament
Greeting card display

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20+ Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas to Make this Weekend!

Here are a few of our top holiday projects to try:

Christmas Tree Cereal Box Craft
Grab some empty boxes, pretty paper and glitter paint to make a pair of decorative Christmas trees.
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DIY Christmas Game: Water Bottle Bowling
Made with empty plastic water bottles along with a bit of paint and some felt scraps, this DIY Christmas game is also a fun upcycling craft.
Check out this project
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DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments
Create your own set of adorable gnome Christmas ornaments using leftover scrap yarn.
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Beach Glass Christmas Tree
Use up that collection of sea glass to make gorgeous trees which you won't be able to wait to display every holiday season.
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Christmas Canning Jar Lid Ornaments
Using leftover jar lids to make a set of homemade canning jar lid ornaments for Christmas.
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Canning jar lid ornament hanging from a tree.
How to Make Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments (and where to buy)
Making upcycled Santa light bulb Christmas ornaments for the holidays.
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DIY Flannel Christmas Tree Ornaments
Sharing the tutorial for making a set of flannel christmas tree ornaments.
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Pretty Painted Snowflake Rocks
These pretty painted snowflake rocks make great Christmas decor accents for the mantel, outdoors or as napkin weights for your Christmas tablescape.
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Coastal Christmas Ornaments
Learn to make these adorable coastal Christmas ornaments. They are perfect for all your seasonal decorating.
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coastal christmas ornaments

DIY Soap Dispenser for Christmas
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How to Make a Driftwood Christmas Tree
What could be better decor for the cottage or your front porch at the holidays than a rustic driftwood Christmas tree?
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Painted Pinecone Christmas Ornaments
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Wine Cork Crafts: Sparkling Star Decor
If you’re looking for wine cork crafts, this gorgeous sparkling star decor idea is easy to make and perfect for the Christmas holidays and year-round!
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diy winter party decorations
Making Resin Jewelry using Gift Wrap
Instead of tossing that pretty wrapping paper away this holiday season, reuse the gift wrap for making resin jewelry.
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Christmas Ornament Painted Rocks
Add some vintage flare to your holiday decor with these DIY painted rock Christmas ornaments.
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Nutcracker Cinnamon Stick Ornaments
Make your own adorable set of nutcracker ornaments using cinnamon sticks.
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Repurposed Paper Napkin Wood Slice Ornaments
Make a set of wood slice ornaments using napkins and mod podge.
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Scrap Fabric Decoupage Ornaments
Making one-of-a-kind decoupage ornaments using leftover scrap fabrics.
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Pickle Jar Christmas Terrarium
Turn an empty glass pickle jar into an adorable Christmas terrarium.
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Frosted Wine Bottle Centerpiece Idea
Upcycling those empties into beautiful frosted wine bottle centerpieces.
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Making a Wood Block Snowman
Add a touch of playfulness to your space with this stackable wood block snowman craft.
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Happy holidays friend!

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