10 Festive Winter Crafts for Adults

Why should kids get to have all the festive holiday fun? There are plenty of holiday crafts that adults can create to add some personal artistry to their holiday decorations this year. Whether you want to wrap gifts that stand out from the other packages under the tree, create your own memorable mantle decorations, or make some personalized ornaments to hang on the tree, this list has all the inspiration a crafty adult with a hankering for holiday decorating could need! 'Tis the season, after all.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pressed Flower Ornaments

    These pressed flower ornaments make a wonderful, unique gift tag for presents, or look great hanging from a Christmas tree. If you have some leaves or flowers you want to preserve, let us show you how!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snow Globes
    Snow Globes

    (Ages 8-16)

    Love the idea of real DIY snow globes, but worry about making a watery mess? These waterless mason jar snow globes are a low-mess solution, and are quick and easy to make. Make them as little gifts for friends, or make a grouping in different sizes for a beautiful display in a window or on a mantel.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pull Tab Card
    Pull Tab Card

    (Ages 5-16)

    Learn how to make a pull-tab card for a special someone or occasion using sticky foam squares. If you have extra sticky foam squares from old KiwiCo crates, use them for this project!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hand-sewn Holiday Stocking

    Learn how to hand sew while making a Christmas stocking to hang above your fireplace or on your bannister!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tissue Paper Wreath

    Looking for an activity that's fun for kids and adults? This project will be a huge hit during your holiday preparations, and you'll end up with a beautifully crafted wreath to hang on your mantel or front door!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Peppermint Bark
    Peppermint Bark

    (Ages 5-16)

    Oh, look, it's another lovely handmade holiday gift! Perfect on plates of goodies for neighbors, or in a pretty tin for Grandma.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Cookie Cutters

    Make your own unique cookie cutters! Then, enjoy some delicious cut-out cookies!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Holiday Puzzle Box

    Give the gift of entertainment with this holiday puzzle box. Wrap your special someone’s present in this box and then sit back and watch them try to open it.

    Download the printable here.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Beaded Ornaments
    Beaded Ornaments

    (Ages 5-16)

    Make some cute holiday ornaments with easy-to-find craft items!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Kirigami Gift Box

    Use a simple paper-folding technique to create a memorable (and reusable) gift box! These festive boxes not only look great under the tree, but are fun and easy to make.

Get inspired!