If you're looking for ways to occupy your evenings this winter, these Christmas wood crafts are the best way to keep your hands busy. Ahead, you'll find DIY ideas for advent calendars, ornaments, rustic decorations, holiday signs, and even wooden Christmas trees. The only thing better than putting up Christmas decorations, after all, is making them yourself and displaying them proudly!
Anyone who's always on the lookout for new craft ideas will appreciate these holiday projects. You can also check off some items from your to-do list, as many of these double as easy DIY Christmas gifts. For instance, there are a few adorable DIY ornaments to choose from, including wood slice ornaments that read "I'm Snow Cute" (perfect for a rustic tree!). Those who love the farmhouse style will appreciate the many rustic DIY Christmas signs you can hang up around the house. And anyone in need of a way to display all those holiday greeting cards from friends and family will appreciate the options for DIY Christmas card displays.
The best part about these ideas is that, because they're made from wood, they're sturdy and should last for Christmases to come. So read on for tons of fun Christmas wood crafts and wooden Christmas decorations, and then start making them!
Grab your spare Christmas ribbon—this DIY calls for it! A square piece of scrap wood serves as the backdrop here.
Get the tutorial at Beyond the Picket Fence.
These pastel houses are impossibly cute—and you can really get creative when it comes to the added details. For instance, here, a mini wreath, trees, and a tiny pom-pom snowman add tons of extra visual interest.
Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.
Count the days down with gusto with a life-sized advent calendar like this one. (This is a totally doable project for beginners, by the way.)
Get the tutorial at Jen Woodhouse.
Hostesses, just imagine how proud you'll be when you set down this board in front of your guests. Loaded high with cheese and crackers, it'll only add to the appeal of your holiday feast.
Get the tutorial at Jen Woodhouse.
Create both a pretty decoration and an inviting door planter with this charming wood stocking.
Get the tutorial at Erin Spain.
Use small pieces of wood to create this rustic DIY tree, topped with a sparkling snowflake.
Get the tutorial at Just Destiny Home.
These little wooden snowmen double as a cute table decoration and a game for the kids at Christmas dinner.
Get the tutorial at Chica and Jo.
Twinkling lights always bring the holiday cheer. This DIY display proves exactly that. It's sure to dazzle your holiday guests!
Get the tutorial at Lolly Jane.
A wood bead garland will look chic draped across your Christmas tree or hanging from your mantel.
Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.
Personalize your decorations with this "Believe" sign that displays your family's last name.
Get the tutorial at Polka Dot Chair.
Wood slice ornaments are always a cute idea. Follow these instructions to make some for your own tree, or to give as gifts to friends.
Get the tutorial at Lydi Out Loud.
Make these totally customizable wooden stocking tags for your kids this Christmas. Let them choose their favorite color and then decorate with their initial.
Get the tutorial at Real Creative Real Organized.
Turn your mantel into a light show with this DIY holiday display. Use a light that changes color for a fun effect.
Get the tutorial at Home Made by Carmona.
For another take on a wooden tree, try making these mini three-dimensional balsa wood figurines.
Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.
Frame bottlebrush trees with a distressed embroidery hoop for a unique ornament.
Get the tutorial at A Night Owl.
Live near the beach (or wish you did)? This incredible driftwood Christmas tree will look gorgeous inside or outside.
Get the tutorial at Sustain My Craft Habit.
This Christmas card holder is made from a wooden stand and a foam snowflake. So sweet!
Get the tutorial at Persia Lou.
As soon as December 1 arrives, it's time to break out the countdown calendar. Make your own with this modern wooden tree idea.
Get the tutorial at Alice & Lois.
For another Christmas card display idea, try this minimalistic design, perfect for any space.
Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.
If you have a Cricut maker handy, you can cut out this precious "thank you" sign for Santa!
Get the tutorial at Lemon Thistle.
Have a tree outdoors too with this crafty pallet project. Don't forget the star on top!
Get the tutorial at Over the Big Moon.
Create your own advent calendar with this DIY board covered in cards filled with personalized messages.
Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.