Christmas Project Idea Roundup

As we turn our calendars to December, we’re officially ushering in the holiday season! As DIYers, we’re always thinking of projects we can create both to decorate our homes and to gift to others. This year, to make your celebrations a little bit more festive, we’re rounding up 5 of our favorite DIY Christmas decoration projects.

5 Christmas DIY Project Ideas

No-Sew Christmas Countdown

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Remember when you were little and you couldn’t wait for Christmas to come? This cute, reusable Christmas Countdown helps you and your kids or grandkids keep track of how many days are left until Christmas.

Sew a Tree Skirt

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Making your own tree skirt allows you to create a skirt that perfectly matches your holiday décor or that fits your style. If you have a less traditional Christmas tree you might want to use colors or styles that aren’t available in stores. The style is all up to you!

Make a Christmas Stocking

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Make yourself a new stocking to hang by the fire with care this year, or create a whole set of matching or coordinating stockings for your family. Our instructions include a downloadable PDF Pattern to give you that perfect stocking shape.

Make a Monkey’s Fist Ornament

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Give your Christmas tree a nautical look with a homemade monkey’s fist ornament. Learn how to tie a monkey’s fist knot with our easy to follow video. These would also be fun gifts for fellow boaters!

Wrap Gifts in Fabric

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Using fabric in your gift-wrap is a great way to use up those scraps in your fabric stash and give your gifts a unique look this year. We’re sharing three ideas for ways you can incorporate fabric into your gift-wrap, including reusable fabric bags.


We hope these projects will make your holidays a little merrier this year! Be sure to follow the blog for even more holiday projects throughout the month of December.

You can find all the materials needed to make these projects and much more at Sailrite.com.

Have you made any of these projects before? How did they turn out? What’s on your sewing list this season? Share your experiences in the comments.

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