Making and selling crafts from home is so easy now that we live in a world filled with social media and the internet.
This is especially true during the holidays when people are searching for gifts that are heartfelt and unique, like these DIY Christmas gifts.
In this article, we will be showing you the best easy Christmas crafts to make and sell for profit.
You might be wondering, why sell these crafts around Christmas?
There are three main reasons I picked these out of the thousands of DIYs out there on the internet. People are looking for gifts for their friends, family, and coworkers. All of these DIYs will appeal to one of these groups. Most of these can also be easily altered to fit a Christmas theme or, if you want to use them later, switched to be something more neutral.
These may not be the most profitable crafts to sell but they are easy enough that almost anyone can make at home with some basic materials and tools. You can sell these online, at school, bazaar, crafts fairs and even on Facebook and apps that let you sell stuff locally.
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Fabric and Felt Crafts
The following projects require fabric or felt to do. Some of them need sewing machines but don’t worry if you can’t sew. We’ve also included some that are “no-sew” projects!
1. Basic Zipper Pouch
Zipper pouches are both cute and useful, plus easy to customize with fabric options or decorations! You can easily turn this into a Christmas themed pouch with Christmas fabric.
2. Christmas Tea Towels
If you have a Cricut Maker or something similar, this project is a great way to create cute Christmas tea towels.
3. Fat Quarter Kids Apron
Christmas means baking cookies and deserts, which a lot of families like to with their kids. These cute kids aprons are sure to impress someone interested in some family bonding over food!
4. Flannel Cuff Bracelet
Cuff bracelets make splendid stocking stuffers during the holidays, which means people would love to buy them!
5. Christmas Gift Leather Keychain
You don’t need to be a leatherworker to create this easy leather keychain. People will definitely be buying these as gifts for anyone who enjoys a rustic aesthetic.
6. Weighted Tie Blanket
Weighted blankets are super popular now, for good reason! They are proven to be soothing and comforting for people. This easy DIY will show you how to make them.
7. Rice Bag and Flannel Case
What’s great about this project is that you can easily customize it for any holiday. Swap out different fabrics to suit whatever season you are selling them in!
8. Oh Deer New Sew Christmas Pillow
Christmas home decor is a must-have for most households. Check out these cute, no-sew pillows you can sell!
9. Felt Flower Bookmarks
Bookmarks are great stocking stuffers for people who are known to read a lot. If you want to make this project more Christmasy, these felt flowers can easily be changed into poinsettias with red felt and pointed petals.
10. Lined Zipper Pouch
This is a similar zipper pouch like the one we listed before but with an extra benefit of teaching you how to add a lining. This makes the product more expensive to make but you can charge more for them!
11. Lumberjack DIY Shopping Bag
Shopping bags are getting more and more popular each year. This makes a great gift for someone who is eco-friendly. Here’s a basic bag tutorial you can add and customize.
12. Plaid Backpack DIY
This fun project can be advertised as a great gift for teens and kids in school. Plus, it’s super fast to make!
13. Doll Pattern
If there’s one thing that sells great during the holidays, it’s toys! This cute doll is great during the holidays when people need gifts for kids.
14. Cat Doll Pattern
These little cat dolls are perfect stocking stuffers. They won’t take long to craft either! Plus, if you customize the designs, you can advertise a set as a cute cat family.
15. Fringe Scarf
We all know winter is the season of being chilly. Scarves are excellent to sell during the winter.
16. Checked Shirt Scarf
The great thing about this scarf that that its likely to cost nothing to make if you’ve got some spare shirts around.
17. Flannel Shirt Coasters
If you couldn’t tell already, you can do a lot with spare shirts that no one wants to wear anymore! You can make some extra money by refurbishing them into coasters you can sell!
18. Pom Pom Infinity Scarf
Scarves are a great gift idea for people around the holidays. What’s even better about this design is that it is decorated with cute pom poms!
19. Reusable Hand Warmers
Hand warmers make good stocking stuffers during these colder months. Plus, they only take a few minutes to craft!
What’s great about these headbands is you can make a set of them and sell them in a pack for more money! Plus, with so many fabric options out there, you’re likely to appeal to a lot of different people with this.
21. Yarn Tied Baby Blankets
Baby blankets are great during the holidays for new parents who need to keep their babies warm. Sell some of these cute ones to your customers!
22. Pot Holders
People need these, especially during the holidays when they have to do a lot of cooking. These designs can easily be altered to fit a Christmas theme by simply picking the right Christmas fabric out.
This stocking stuff works great for both adults and kids. Parents would love to buy one of these, especially if you offered to customize them with a monogrammed name!
DIY Yarn Crafts
There are literally thousands of yarn DIYs out there but we picked the ones we thought would be the fastest and easiest to make. Some of these require needlework but many do not.
If you want to find more free knitting and crochet projects, however, we recommend checking out the site Ravelry.
24. DIY Chunky Knit
This chunky knit blanket can be finished within hours of starting the project. It makes a perfect winter-themed item to sell too!
25. Ruffle Lace Scarf
This pretty scarf is a great product to sell when it gets cold out. It’s pretty, too!
26. Pom Pom Rug
This project takes a lot of yarn but you can definitely sell it for a decent price tag to the right person. Plus, it’s actually quite easy to make!
27. Giant Yarn Throw Pillow
The giant pillows make great decorations and would be perfect to sell around Christmas time if they were made with red, green, or white yarn.
28. Round Macrame Boho Coaster
These coasters made of yarn are fast to make and would sell perfectly if you made a set of them.
29. Yarn Wall Art
This tapestry is cute on its own but imagine how perfect it would be in Christmas colors! People would love to decorate their homes with something like this.
30. Wrapped Flower Pots
People who love gardening would enjoy receiving these as gifts. If you wanted to make this an even better sell, once you finish decorating the pot, you could add some seeds and gardening gloves to make it like a gift basket.
Mason Jar Crafts
There are actually a lot of popular and cute DIYs out there that you can do with mason jars. We picked out the best ones that would suit holiday shopping and listed them below!
31. Smores Mason Jar
This snack pack in a jar is such a great gift to give during the holidays. It’s tasty, fun, and easily impresses anyone who receives it.
32. Brownie Mix in a Jar
This is similar to the brownie in a mug recipes that are so popular online. This jar version is a great gift idea during the holidays and people will surely be interested in buying them from you.
33. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
One of the great things about these giftable jar products is that it takes very little prep time for you to make. It’s cheap, easy, and can be stored for a long time without any worries!
34. Soup in a Jar
You might be interested in selling some non-sweet alternatives to desserts in jars. This soup in a jar DIY is super cute and perfect for winter months.
35. Tea Lovers Mason Jar
Tea lovers will love getting one of these jars, especially when you put a nice variety of teas in there.
36. Coffee Lovers Mason Jar
If there is one thing that people can’t resist, it’s coffee themed merchandise. This jar is a great idea for any gift-giving season.
37. Pressed Herb Candles
During the winter, people want to keep their houses feeling cozy. These candles are not only cozy but also pretty and smell great!
38. Herb Kit Jar
Gardeners will love getting a cute herb kit like this! It’s also a great gift for kids and teens who are interested in starting a garden.
39. Hand Soap Jar
This pretty hand soap DIY smells amazing and doesn’t take long to make! If you like selling home decor, this is something you don’t want to miss out on.
40. Spa Christmas Jar
The holidays are a perfect time to relax after a long year, which is why this spa day jar is a great project!
One thing that people love to use during the holidays is wreaths. Here are some great projects you can make that will catch customers’ eyes.
41. Mini Christmas Wreaths
Selling a set of these mini wreaths is a fantastic idea. They’re a great way to decorate a house all over!
42. Easy DIY Spring Hoop Wreath
This simple design can be altered to fit whatever season you are creating for. Add some poinsettias for Christmas!
43. Winter Loop Yarn Wreath
This yarn wreath is so pretty during the holidays, especially when you decorate it with extra touches like flowers and snowy trees.
44. Striped Paper Straw Wreath
If you’re looking for crafts that will make money online this paper straw wreath is actually an adorable and unique twist on Christmas decor.
45. Let It Snow Christmas Wreath
This cute wreath has a really rustic aesthetic that lots of people enjoy. Plus, it’s perfect for Christmas time!
46. Sequin Snow Wreath
Spread some holiday cheer with this sequined snow wreath!
47. Winter Wonderland Pom Pom Wreath
This unique wreath is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of expensive materials. Great for customers who want something beyond the classic wreath with plastic plants.
48. Wrapped Flannel Holiday Wreath
This is a good project if you have fabric scraps lying around that you want to use for a holiday-themed wreath!
The following projects listed are perfect for the Christmas season. You can try selling these as one handcrafted ornament or sell a whole set of them for people who want to have a lot of matching ornaments. Either way, they are lots of fun to make!
49. Mason Jar Lid Ornament
If you have some spare mason jar lids and fabric scraps, this is a great little ornament DIY that you can make.
50. Cinnamon Ornaments
These awesome ornaments are cute and make Christmas trees smell super festive! Plus, they last a long time.
51. White Berry Ornaments
People who want a rustic chic tree would really enjoy a set of these. They’re super easy and fast to make too!
52. Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments
Save up your fabric scraps to use for making these cute fabric tree ornaments. A whole set of these would make a tree rustic and homemade-looking.
53. Christmas Scented Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt Dough lasts a long time and can be altered to smell good with cinnamon and cloves. This tutorial also mentions that you can paint these once they are done!
54. Christmas Gnome Ornaments
This is a fun and whimsical project that’s easy to customize if you wanted to sell a whole set.
55. Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
These are a great option when it comes to ornaments because they don’t cost a lot to produce and they don’t take a long time to make.
56. Glitter Painted Glass Ornaments
The best thing about these are that they won’t shed glitter everywhere. They also are easy to change up with different colors.
57. Unicorn Horn Christmas Ornaments
This project takes a lot longer to complete but the end process is worth it. It’s cute and kids will absolutely love them.
58. DIY Bath Salts Ornament
The great thing about this fun ornament is that it also can work as a spa day gift. Even better, it only takes a few minutes to craft. Genius!
59. Popsicle Stick Sleds
Popsicle sticks can be bought in bulk for cheap, which can make this DIY super-profitable if you sell them. Plus, you can paint them all sorts of colors!
60. Rustic Twig Ornaments
Let your customers bring in a touch of nature this year with a set of these cute twig ornaments!
61. Wine Cork Angels
After you finish a bottle of wine, don’t throw the cork away. Instead, save them up so you can make these adorable wine cork angels.
62. Snow Globe Ornaments
Make it snow this Christmas with these perfect snow globe ornaments. They’re super customizable and fun to craft!
63. Felt Christmas Tree Ornament
This fabulous tree design is quite unlike any tree ornaments we’ve seen before! Customers would love to have something that looks so original on their trees.
64. Handmade Star Wire Ornaments
These fantastic ornaments look like they came straight out of a home decor magazine! Don’t be fooled though, they’re actually pretty simple to make.
65. DIY Pearl Christmas Ornament
These pearl ornaments may look glamorous, but don’t worry about them being too hard or expensive to make. Just imagine how beautiful a set of these on a tree would be, reflecting the light of the trees.
66. Twiggy Snowflake
What I love about this design is how unique and customizable you can make it.
67. Birch Etched Snowflake Ornament
If you own an etching tool, this is a fun idea to try out. Rustic decor is totally in this year!
Jewelry and Accessories Crafts
These make great gifts during the holidays, which means people are going to be looking for these to buy! Here are some great DIYs we found that are easy and fast to make.
A set of these would be really cute, especially for kids.
68. Washer Necklace
These hefty necklaces are easily customizable and would make a great gift. Plus, the supplies to make them are cheap!
69. Thread Wrapped Hoop Earrings
Get your hands on a bulk set of hoop earrings, some thread, and you’re basically ready to get started!
70. Easy DIY Hoop Earrings
These pretty earrings are simple to make and look quite sophisticated.
71. Wire Wrap Stone
Wire wrapped jewelry is super popular right now and can usually be sold for a decent amount of money.
72. Gorgeous Pendants
Here’s a similar tutorial to the one above but with using dollar store materials. Despite the cheaper supplies used, the jewelry is still pretty and unique looking.
73. Recycled Wine Cork Earrings
Next time you have a bottle of wine, save the cork! You can craft some really cute earrings and decorate them with Christmas colors.
Misc Crafts to Make & Sell
These final DIYs didn’t fit in the categories above but they are still great ideas! These would be perfect as gifts or home decor during the holidays.
74. Farmhouse Style Coasters
A set of these with some Christmas decorates or lyrics would be perfect around the holidays.
75. Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes
Not only do these smell amazing but they also work great too! Perfect to be added to a larger DIY project such as a spa gift basket.
76. Rose Gold Foiled Pencil Cup
This is a great gift for a coworker or someone who’s got a home office. Students would also really enjoy this!
77. Clay Leaf Dishes
Working with clay can be tricky but the end product is so awesome! Clay products are pretty and sophisticated.
78. Animal Candleholders
What’s cool about these is that they are so unique and whimsical that almost everyone loves them. Plus, not many people make something that looks as unique as these!
79. Gold Topiaries
Holiday centerpieces such as these are always awesome and the gold color of this project is so eye-catching.
Making crafts to sell is a great idea as a side job or even a day job if you get popular enough! All you need to do is make an Etsy store and do some research into advertising with social media.
Have you tried making any of these projects? Do you have any advice when it comes to making and selling holiday and Christmas crafts or handmade goods in general? Let us and our readers know in the comments below.
Barbara Ann Parker
I love all of the easy Christmas gift ideas, I can do some of them with my grandchildren, especially love before the holidays .
My Christmas tree is really a memory tree. over the years I have made
Christmas ornaments by myself, with my daughter, with my grand children, with my great grand children and with four of my oldest great great grand children. Now that I live far away from them it is a wonderful memory when I decorate my Christmas tree each year. Not the same as making and selling but more meaningful to me.