Learn how to make wood Christmas crafts that you can use for holiday decorating, gifting, or even to sell! Get over 45 EASY and unique ideas.
Skills Required: Beginner. A lot of these projects use pre-cut wood surfaces, but some of them use scraps and/or basic tools. If you’re familiar with a saw, drill, and other basics, you should be fine. None of these ideas are complicated and are great for newbies.
I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the German Christmas markets, or “weihnachtsmarkt.” I’ve never been, but I know people that have. Apparently these Christmas markets are pretty cool, featuring handicrafts, eats and pastries, and mulled wine.
Where do I sign up?
But seriously, I want to visit one of these markets eventually. I love unique decor and eats during the holidays, so I think there would be some good loot for me!
Specifically what I’d be shopping for are the wood Christmas crafts. I absolutely LOVE handmade wooden items for Christmas: ornaments, tree decor, advent calendars, wall art, candle holders . . . I want it all.
I decided to put together a list of awesome crafts inspired by the Deutsch market and my love of all things wood during the holidays.
You need to head to the craft store (or Dollar Tree, or Goodwill, or Home Depot) and grab some wood surfaces. Along with one of these ideas, you’ll make some holiday magic.
Grab this list of wood Christmas crafts below and let me know what you think in the comments (and which projects you’d like to try). Happy holidays!
Wood Christmas Crafts
Learn how to make some cute Christmas crafts out of wood! You can make these to decorate your home, gift, or sell.
Wood Bead Snowman Ornaments
Learn how to make a wood bead snowman ornament for your Christmas tree using simple craft supplies! Easy for both adults and kids.
Photo Transfer Christmas Sign
I love that this photo transfer Christmas sign has a fun rustic look, perfect for this vintage truck and tree design! If you love a good photo transfer project for the holidays, give this a try.
DIY Wood Burned Christmas Tree Garland
This DIY wood tree garland takes some common craft items and turns them into charming decor for the Christmas season.
Christmas Block for a Hand Painted Holiday
Make simple and pretty holiday decor with this painted DIY Christmas block project! Use my free pattern to decorate your block. Get it here!
Mini Wooden Houses Christmas Cloche
Learn how to make adorable mini wooden houses from scrap wood. It's the perfect way to style a Christmas cloche or mantel with DIY decor!
Peppermint Striped Christmas Candlesticks
Darling peppermint striped Christmas candlesticks that are super easy to make, and perfect for your Christmas decor!
Danish Nisse Christmas Craft (Santa Logs)
I LOVE this idea using logs, and I think I'm going to have to try it this year! A few Santa faces and a bow and my front porch holiday decor is good to go.
DIY Stocking Holder
Learn how to make a DIY stocking holder, perfect if you don't have a mantel! Let Santa fill your stockings and have some unique decor at the same time.
Snowman Advent Calendar
Looking for an advent calendar idea that is truly unique? Make this wood snowman advent calendar and use it again year after year!
Wooden DIY Nativity Set for a Modern Holiday
This DIY wooden nativity set with wood peg dolls is budget friendly and not too kitschy. If you love modern, this set is for you!
Snowman Handprint Pallet
Grab a wood pallet from the craft store and your kids' hand to make this cute Christmas craft idea! Not only is it fun decor, but it's also a sweet memory.
Countdown To Christmas Wood Advent Calendar
I absolutely love those wood circles you can get in packs from the craft store! Use them to make a unique advent calendar. This is so cute.
DIY Christmas Wood Tray
This Christmas tray is so easy for a woodworking project. It’s a cute decoration but also functions as a cute tray for cookies or drinks.
Farmhouse Christmas Sign
Learn how to make this farmhouse style Christmas sign using Mod Podge and a few other basic craft materials.
Photo Christmas Ornaments
These DIY picture ornaments are easy to make with Mod Podge! Perfect for a personalized Christmas gift.
Easy Spindle Snowman Craft for Winter
Grab a wood spindle from the hardware store or a construction site and turn it into this unique snowman craft. This snowman made from wood is perfect seasonal display piece!
Build Wood Stockings for Your Christmas Mantel
Learn how to create wood Christmas stockings than can be hung on the mantel or used as a planter outside. Perfect holiday mantel decor!
Rustic Wood Candle Holders
These DIY rustic wood candle holders will add simple beauty to your home for any season. Group them with greenery and berries for perfect Christmas decor.
Wooden Plank Display
This pretty Christmas display is big - 3' x 4' tall! If you're looking for wall decor that makes a holiday statement, this is going to be your piece. I Love the red and white plaid.
Wood Block Gnomes
Wood, paint, and fur! You're going to want to make these DIY wood block gnomes. This simple wood craft idea is a fun way to add whimsy to your holiday decor.
DIY Wood Block Reindeer
I love how Brooke turned a few simple crafting supplies - including a wood circle - into this jolly reindeer! This project is really easy and inexpensive.
How to Paint Wooden Ornaments for Christmas
Learn how to paint wooden ornaments using adhesive stencils, glitter, and Mod Podge! This Christmas decor is easy to personalize.
A Chalkboard Message Board for the Holidays!
Use unfinished wood to make this unique chalkboard message board. Perfect for writing messages for Thanksgiving and other holidays!
Easy and Cheap DIY Wood Christmas Trees
Have some scrap wood lying around? Great! These trees will be free for you. Check out the easiest tutorial and make your own Christmas tree forest.
Peace Christmas Sign for a Pretty Holiday Display
This peace Christmas sign uses some of my favorite craft supplies – scrabble tiles, glitters, and the peace symbol. It’s the perfect holiday display!
Santas and Trees from Scrap 2x4 Blocks
Create adorable little wooden trees and Santas out of 2x4s cut into triangles. The painting is very simple and cute!
Beaded Star Ornament
Learn how to make a beautiful beaded star ornament that will look awesome in your Christmas home! Hang on your tree, in a window, and more.
Easy DIY Wood Slice Christmas Tree Sign
This easy DIY wood slice Christmas tree sign makes a great farmhouse style decor piece. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift!
Wood Block Snowman
Grab some wood scraps (pieces of 2x4) or wood blocks from the craft store and make this darling snowman! Grab some fun material to wrap around his neck.
DIY Cake Stands Made from Craft Store Supplies
Make DIY cake stands perfect for parties and also for unique home decor! Learn how to make and decorate with these 30+ cake plate ideas.
Rustic Santa Door Hanger
Add a little extra fun to your front door this year with a Santa door hanger. Simple, rustic, and perfect for Christmas decorating.
Modern Christmas Centerpiece Made from Wood
Create this modern Christmas centerpiece with simple wood materials, paint, and Mod Podge. It would look awesome on your dinner table!
DIY Wood Slice Wreath
Cut your own wood slices, or buy them! Either way, you can make a beautiful wood slice wreath for your Christmas decor.
Cake Pop Stand
Learn how to make a cake pop holder from a wood plaque! This is such a cute idea for parties or holidays.
DIY Mini Ornaments are Darling for Christmas
You'll love this project in which I turned mini plaques into DIY mini ornaments for Christmas. Use Mod Podge and holiday scrapbook paper.
Christmas Tree Centerpiece with Vintage Style
I've been imagining this vintage style Christmas tree centerpiece for weeks, and finally found time to try it! You'll love these trees.
Wood Slice Christmas Magnets From Vintage Cards
These DIY Christmas magnets are SO easy to make and are a perfect gift idea! Use your own cards or the free printable included.
Table Top Gingham Christmas Trees
This is a great way to use up some scrap wood by making unique table top gingham Christmas trees. Grab the free vinyl stencil file to make your own.
Easy NOEL Letters Christmas Wall Hanging
Use Mod Podge and cool Christmas scrapbook papers to decorate NOEL letters! Use wood letters from the craft store - this is SO easy and cute.
DIY Christmas Tray for Santa's Cookies!
This joyful DIY Christmas tray is SO easy to make for the holidays! Great for displaying cookies for Santa or other Christmas decor.
Chalkboard Christmas Trees for Your Holiday Mantel
A unique paper adds a special touch to this display of Christmas chalkboard trees! Learn how to make a chalkboard Christmas tree here.
DIY Twig Christmas Tree Ornament
This DIY Christmas twig tree ornament is simple and cute! Dress it up with a bow or star at the top for some extra pizzazz.
Mini DIY Christmas Tree Box Decor
Create a unique Christmas tree box display for your decor using this simple tutorial! It's really easy, cute, and fun to put together.
Wood Pallet Mixed Media Art
This mixed media Christmas verse piece is made from recycled pallet wood, crepe paper circles, old sheet music, a wood tree, and upcycled soda can star. With creative layering of paint, paper and ink, the possibilities are endless!
Wood Slice Painted Wreath
Easy tutorial to paint a simple winter wreath and create a wood slice painted wreath that will last throughout the winter. A great easy DIY Christmas craft.
Wooden Christmas Centerpiece DIY
I'm such a huge fan of wood slices! Lindi turned them into a beautiful centerpieces for the holidays - I love the pretty herringbone pattern.
Christmas Countdown Blocks
A great project to make with your die cutter! Using wood blocks and vinyl, create this Christmas countdown complete with a chalkboard for the numbers.
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