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Do you want easy Christmas crafts to make and sell? I have 51 projects for you that are fun to make and won't cost you a fortune.

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Are you asking these questions?

  • What crafts can I make and sell for Christmas?
  • What are some easy Christmas crafts to make?

Let’s get started on some of the best Christmas crafts so you can make a little extra money this holiday season. If you don’t want to sell these DIY Christmas craft ideas, no problem keep them as Christmas decor for yourself or give them away as DIY Christmas gifts.

Easy and Cute Non Toy Kid Gifts on a Budget

These cute flower pots can be made and sold. You can fill them before selling or let others purchase them and fill them with what they would like. You can find the full tutorial at Easy and Cute Non-Toy Kid Gifts on a Budget Isn’t the reindeer cute? Or maybe the gingerbread, or snowman…. which one do you like best?

With just a few supplies from one of my favorite stores, you can make 2 cute and easy Dollar Tree ornaments for about $1 a piece!

2 Cute and Easy Dollar Tree Ornaments

Ornaments are a great thing to make and sell during the holidays. These cute ornaments are super easy to make and can be customized in several ways. Grab your hot glue gun and create this DIY Christmas craft today. You can find the full tutorial at 2 Cute and Easy Dollar Tree Ornaments

I cut up a dollar store hat, and hot glued the pieces onto a bulb. Love how cozy it looks.

8 Easy DIY Ornament Gifts

Grab a tube of Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments and upcycle them 8 different ways! This particular one was made from a hat, but you could choose any fabric you like, or wrap it in yarn. You can find the full tutorial at 8 Easy DIY Ornament Gifts.

Making Ornaments from Seasoning Shakers

Turn mini jar seasoning shakers into 6 super cute ornaments. Guess what. these all came from Dollar Tree too! Check out the full tutorial at Making Ornaments from Seasoning Shakers

How do you make a wine glass candle holder? I created a snowman and reindeer candle holder for the holidays that I wanted to share with you.

Beautiful and Easy Wine Glass Candle Holder

Turn dollar store wine glasses and recycled bottles into stunning candle holders. These can be customized in several ways, and are so very easy to make. Find the full tutorial at Beautiful and Easy Wine Glass Candle Holder

Let this dry for 1 hour.

Painting Aspen Trees To Make Easy and Stunning Wine Glasses

Create these fun winter glasses from dollar store wine glasses. I made a set for myself and LOVE them. I get tons of compliments and ask if I sell these all of the time. You can find the full tutorial at Painting Aspen Trees To Make Easy and Stunning Wine Glasses

Do you want to make penguin and snowman decorations? I have 2 easy projects using items from the dollar store!

Penguin and Snowman Decorations

Aren’t these guys so cute? They’re made with pans from Dollar Tree and cost so little to make. You can whip several of these out to sell at your next crafting event. You can find the full tutorial at Penguin and Snowman Decorations

I'm at it again making more holiday decor with terra cotta flower pots! This time... Santa and a Snowman.

Santa & Snowman Decorations

These two can be made with any size of the same pot, so make them small, medium, and large to sell. You can find the full tutorial at Santa & Snowman Decorations

Nutcracker Flower Pot Solider

Just like the above snowman and Santa, you can make a Nutcracker with any size flower pots. You can find the full tutorial at Nutcracker Flower Pot Solider

My kids always enjoyed a holiday countdown calendar. This easy DIY kids advent calendar can be used every year and will create great memories.

DIY Kids Advent Calendar

Create this super easy kid’s advent calendar with a few supplies from Dollar Tree. These can easily be sold to anyone with kids who are looking forward to filling Santa’s beard. You can find the full tutorial at DIY Kids Advent Calendar

Chalkboard Tree and Message Board

Want another countdown calendar? Try this easy chalkboard sign made from a tree blank from the dollar store. You can also let kids have fun decorating this tree again and again. Find the full tutorial at Chalkboard Tree and Message Board

Depending on where you are putting these snowmen you might want to put a sealer them. I love how they turned out!

Wooden Snowman Family

Wooden Christmas crafts – Turn 4 x 4s into this super cute snowman family. Add more to create more members of the family and customize boys and girls. You can find the full tutorial at Wooden Snowman Family

I let the piece dry completely and LOVE him.

Glass Candle Holder Snowman

Use glass candle holders found at thrift stores to create this fun and a magical snowman to sell. You can find the full tutorial at Glass Candle Holder Snowman

I found some candle holders at the thrift store and knew if I glued them together they'd look like a Christmas tree! I added an option for lighting as well.

Glass Candle Holder Christmas Tree

Just like the snowman, grab a few candle holders and stack them to make glass Christmas trees. You can find the full tutorial at Glass Candle Holder Christmas Tree

I am absolutely thrilled with how all of these signs turned out. They will make great decor for my home and great gifts for others. I will probably leave some of these signs up for the entire winter season.

4 Dollar Store Sign Upcycles

Grab sign blanks at the dollar store and upcycle them in different ways to create lovely signs you can sell. You can find the full tutorial at 4 Dollar Store Sign Upcycles

I used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint that I had on hand in the colors black and white. I painted each of the Nutcrackers with 2 coats of paint and let them dry between each coat. After the last coat, I let them dry completely.

” Modern Nutcracker

Grab dollar store Nutcrackers, strip them down, and then paint them a solid color. You’ll have upscaled decor to sell just like the big box stores. You can find the full tutorial at $2 Modern Nutcracker

Alternatively you could use all of these decorations indoors.

3 Holiday Pool Noodle Hacks

Yes, these are made from pool noodles! For just a couple of dollars, you can make candy canes, a cute elf, or big garland-covered wreaths and words. You can find the full tutorial at 3 Holiday Pool Noodle Hacks

They make great party crafts or favors, and gifts.

Easy Winter Light Up Snowman Craft

Create these cute little nightlights to sell. They’re just a couple of items from the dollar store too! You can find the full tutorial at Easy Winter Light Up Snowman Craft

How To Make A Snowman Craft

Grab a couple of vases and some accessories from the dollar store and thrift store and you can make this super cute snowman to sell. You can find the full tutorial at How To Make A Snowman Craft

I kept the original hanging tag on it so I could hang it from that.

5 Beautiful Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts For Under $1

Buy a package or two of some coffee filters and create all of this fun decor that you can sell. Find the full tutorial over at 5 Beautiful Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts For Under $1

Glittery Mirror for the Holidays

Buy an inexpensive mirror, add glue through a stencil, sprinkle with glitter and you can create beautiful holiday artwork to sell. You can find the full tutorial at Glittery Mirror for the Holidays

2 Easy Snowman Wreaths

Just grab a couple of wreath forms from Dollar Tree, use tinsel, spray paint, or whatever you like to create these 2 easy wreaths to sell. You can find the full tutorial at 2 Easy Snowman Wreaths

Jingle Bell Wreath

Just add bells to an old hanger and you have a fun and festive wreath. Add a ribbon if you like, and use different colored bells to create different looks. You can find the full tutorial at Jingle Bell Wreath

Do you like easy DIY Christmas gift ideas? This easy glitter snowman & tree are inexpensive and super easy to make. Great for kids, girls night out, party favors, gifts, winter decor, etc.

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Head to the thrift store and grab some of these trees and snowmen to create another fun holiday decor that you can sell. You can find the full tutorial at DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Easy Snowman

Here’s another easy snowman you can create with just a few items from the dollar store and some paint. Add a lightbulb to create a lovely glow for the holidays. You can find the full tutorial at Easy Snowman – Great Kids Craft Too!

Plain Glass Block to Glowing Gift

Grab a glass block from the craft store, add some lights and a blow and you have a lovely glowing gift. You can find the full tutorial at Plain Glass Block to Glowing Gift

Do you have a puzzle laying around that isn't being used or perhaps it's missing pieces? I have a great project that turns puzzle pieces into a magnetic snowflake! It's super easy, kids can get in on the fun as well. Great for gift ideas, craft night, classroom parties, etc.

Beautiful Snowflake From Puzzle Pieces

Turn dollar store or thrift store puzzle pieces into snowflake magnets or ornaments. You can find the full tutorial at Beautiful Snowflake From Puzzle Pieces

Do you like to make DIY gifts? I'm sharing how I made these DIY snowman candles with a few different shape and sized candles.

Easy DIY Snowman Candles

Add a little paint to candles and you have super cute snowman candles to sell. You can find the full tutorial at Easy DIY Snowman Candles

I'm thinking these would make a great gift as well!

How To Make Real Tree DIY Candle Holders For Free

Grab some tree branches, cut them, drill out a hole, and you have candle holders for almost free. You can find the full tutorial at How To Make Real Tree DIY Candle Holders For Free

Do you like easy gift ideas? I like making my own gifts for the holidays, and today I’m sharing my easy snowman mug with you.

Easy DIY Snowman Mug

Grab a mug from Dollar Tree or the thrift store, add a little paint, optional hot chocolate, and peppermint candy cane and you have a great item to sell or gift. You can find the full tutorial at Easy DIY Snowman Mug

For Winter - add the famous look of the pine tree in the back. I added some LED lights as well.

How To Make A DIY Crate Red Pickup Truck

Grab some crates, paint, and decorations and you can sell this cute little red truck that can be used year-round and for every season. You can find the full tutorial at How To Make A DIY Crate Red Pickup Truck

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WATCH CHAS’ CRAZY CREATIONS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Want to see some of these DIY crafts and creations in my home, check out my home tour.

I placed my display on my dining room table.

How To Make Pine Cones Smell Like Cinnamon

Do you love the cinnamon scent of the cinnamon pine cones the stores sell? How To Make Pine Cones Smell Like Cinnamon? For many, this is a favorite holiday scent during the winter months. I’m sharing an easy way to make pine cones take on the smell of cinnamon and make your whole home smell like the holiday season. You can use cinnamon, essential oils, or whatever you like. I will also share my favorite ways to display them in your home. You can find the full tutorial at How To Make Pine Cones Smell Like Cinnamon

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Christmas Crafts To Make and Sell Q & A:

What crafts sell best at Christmas?

Several crafts tend to sell well during the Christmas season, as people are often looking for unique and festive decorations or gifts. Here are some popular Christmas crafts that tend to be in demand:

  1. Ornaments:
    • Handmade ornaments are always popular. Consider using various materials such as wood, felt, or clay to create unique and personalized ornaments.
  2. Wreaths:
    • Christmas wreaths, especially those with a personalized touch or unique design, are sought after. You can use a variety of materials like pinecones, ribbons, or even unconventional items to create eye-catching wreaths.
  3. Stockings:
    • Personalized stockings make for great gifts. You can sew, knit, or crochet stockings and add names or festive designs to make them special.
  4. Candles:
    • Decorative candles, especially those with holiday scents, are popular during Christmas. Consider adding festive shapes or colors to make them more appealing.
  5. Handmade Cards:
    • Customized Christmas cards are always appreciated. You can use various techniques such as stamping, embossing, or hand-painting to create unique cards.
  6. Festive Pillows:
    • Handmade pillows with Christmas-themed designs or quotes can add a cozy touch to holiday decor.
  7. Advent Calendars:
    • Advent calendars with small, individually wrapped gifts or treats for each day leading up to Christmas are popular. You can make them using various materials and themes.
  8. Christmas Tree Skirts:
    • Handmade tree skirts can be a beautiful addition to someone’s holiday decor. You can use fabrics with festive patterns or add embellishments for a unique touch.
  9. Holiday-themed Apparel:
    • T-shirts, sweaters, or hats with Christmas-themed designs can be popular. Consider adding funny quotes or cute illustrations.
  10. Holiday Baked Goods:
    • While not a traditional craft, handmade holiday cookies, cakes, and other treats can also be popular for sale during the Christmas season. Consider packaging them in festive ways.

Remember to consider your target audience, market trends, and the quality of your craftsmanship when deciding on the type of crafts to sell. Additionally, marketing and presentation play crucial roles in attracting buyers, so make sure to showcase your crafts in an appealing manner, both online and in-person if applicable.

What is the top selling craft item?

Determining the absolute top-selling craft item can be challenging as it can vary depending on factors such as location, trends, and consumer preferences. However, some craft items consistently perform well in the market due to their broad appeal and versatility. Keep in mind that this information may evolve over time, and it’s always a good idea to stay updated on current trends. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, some perennially popular craft items include:

  1. Handmade Jewelry:
    • Unique and personalized jewelry pieces, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, often have a steady demand.
  2. Candles:
    • Decorative and scented candles are popular for both personal use and gifting.
  3. Handmade Greeting Cards:
    • Customized and artistic greeting cards, especially for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, and holidays.
  4. Homemade Soap and Bath Products:
    • Artisanal soaps, bath bombs, and other skincare products with natural ingredients and unique scents.
  5. Knit or Crochet Items:
    • Scarves, hats, and blankets crafted through knitting or crocheting often have a consistent market, especially during colder seasons.
  6. Home Decor Items:
    • Handmade home decor, such as throw pillows, wall art, and decorative items, can be popular.
  7. Personalized Items:
    • Customized items like monogrammed mugs, engraved cutting boards, and personalized gifts often have a high demand.
  8. Prints and Illustrations:
    • Artistic prints, illustrations, and paintings can appeal to those looking to decorate their homes with unique pieces.
  9. Upcycled or Recycled Crafts:
    • Items crafted from recycled materials, such as upcycled furniture or accessories, align with eco-friendly trends.
  10. DIY Craft Kits:
    • Kits that provide materials and instructions for various crafts, allowing buyers to create their own handmade items.

The popularity of specific craft items can also be influenced by seasonal trends and cultural events. To determine the top-selling craft item in your specific context, it’s advisable to conduct market research, consider local preferences, and stay updated on current consumer trends in the crafting industry.

Where can I sell Christmas Crafts?

Selling Christmas crafts can be a rewarding endeavor, and there are various platforms and venues where you can showcase and sell your handmade items. Here are some popular options:

  1. Online Marketplaces:
    • Etsy: A popular platform for handmade and vintage items. Etsy has a dedicated section for holiday-themed crafts.
    • Amazon Handmade: This section of Amazon is specifically for handmade items, including Christmas crafts.
    • eBay: You can set up your own online store on eBay to sell your crafts.
  2. Craft Fairs and Markets:
    • Look for local craft fairs, holiday markets, or Christmas bazaars in your community. These events provide direct interaction with customers.
  3. Social Media:
    • Utilize social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to showcase and sell your Christmas crafts. You can set up an online shop or direct customers to your preferred selling platform.
  4. Your Own Website:
    • If you have the technical skills or resources, consider creating your own website to sell your crafts. This gives you more control over the selling process.
  5. Local Boutiques and Shops:
    • Approach local gift shops, boutiques, or consignment stores that may be interested in carrying handmade Christmas crafts.
  6. Holiday Bazaars and Church Events:
    • Many churches and community organizations host holiday bazaars or Christmas events where vendors can sell their crafts.
  7. Pop-Up Shops:
    • Collaborate with other local artisans to organize a pop-up shop during the holiday season. This can be a temporary storefront or a shared space.
  8. Community Centers and Art Galleries:
    • Check if local community centers or art galleries have spaces available for artists to display and sell their work.
  9. Holiday Craft Shows:
    • Some cities organize large holiday craft shows that attract a significant number of visitors. Look for opportunities to participate in such events.
  10. Word of Mouth:
    • Let friends, family, and colleagues know about your Christmas crafts. Word of mouth can be a powerful tool for reaching potential customers.

When selling Christmas crafts, it’s important to consider your target audience, pricing strategy, and marketing efforts. Take high-quality photos of your crafts, provide clear product descriptions, and consider offering promotions or discounts during the holiday season. Additionally, ensure that your items are well-packaged for shipping or display.

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Chas, Great ideas for some creative moments during the holidays. Lovely to have so many easy DIY’s to choose from. Thanks for all the work putting this hop together. It’s great to be a part of this today.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  2. Hi Chas, so many fun and creative ideas. I LOVE the painted flower pots and those painted wine glasses. Thanks so much for putting the Hop together! Have a great week!

  3. Wow! You have so many ideas. What a great idea to round them up because many people (like me) haven’t seen them all. You have me an idea for nephews and nieces in the very first one. Thanks for hosting the hop!

  4. You are so creative, Chas! I would never have even thought of half of these. Love that they’re festive and also budget friend ideas too. They’re all super cute! Thanks so much for putting this hop together. It’s been so much fun! Loving and pinning, CoCo

  5. Chas!! So many different crafts. I feel like I need to get to work and get more creative! I love these so much. I think I need to take some painting lessons from you though! Keep creating! Don’t work too hard with everything on your plate right now!

  6. Hi Chas, You have so many wonderful idea’s that it’s hard to pick a fav, but mine would have to be the glass snowman with the glass tree coming in a close second! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into creating the “hop” Your hop is the first one I have ever joined and I really enjoyed it…thanks for inviting me! I had a problem with the comment section of my post….didn’t fix it, haha, but I found a way around it. It is now working. hugs, Penny

  7. How I wish I was crafty! Those are some seriously cute ideas! You make it look all so easy! Thank you for inviting me in your Fabulous Christmas Hop! It’s been so much fun! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. What a fabulous assortment of Holiday Crafts. I have used flower pots to make Seasonal krafts before, but never thought of using Pool Noodles, so that was kind of fun. I love the red wagon and the Snowmen. The seasoning shakers used to make ornaments is a wonderful idea. You are so creative, and I always love how economical your items are. Thank you for inviting us to do the blog hop with you. Happy Holidays!

  9. Wow – that is one impressive list of ideas. So many fun and cute ones. I have to make the glass christmas tree 🙂
    Thanks for hosting the hop! Such Fun!

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