DIY craft ideas for the holidays

Cozy winter days are a great time for a good DIY project. Check out these fun (and energy-friendly) ideas. Happy crafting!

LED Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Let your tree be the envy of everyone this holiday with these adorable snowman ornaments from the blog one little project. Fire safe and energy efficient!


  • Battery-operated LED tea lights
  • A black permanent marker
  • Red ribbon
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Red pom-poms
  • Black felt
  • Orange permanent marker
  • Glue gun


Solar Mason Jar Lights

Brighten up your walkway for holiday guests with this simple and pretty DIY from Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog. No electricity required!


  • Mason jars
  • Outside solar lights
  • Spray paint
  • Glue gun
  • Stickers (optional)


Door Draft Stopper

Stopping nasty drafts has never been so fun or looked so cute! Get the kids to help you make this loveable draft stopper from Sincerely, Mindy.


  • One pair of heavy tights or leggings
  • Craft eyes
  • Pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scraps of felt
  • Five pounds of uncooked white rice
  • Scissors
  • Tape measurer
  • Needle and thread
  • Crazy glue


Energy-Saving Dryer Balls

With all the parties and entertaining over the holidays, you may find yourself doing more laundry than usual. Try making these Energy-Saving Dryer Balls. According to One Good Thing, they can cut drying time by 25-50%! And, remember, when possible, do your laundry at off-peak times.


  • 100% wool yarn
  • scissors
  • Old pantyhose or tights
  • Embroidery floss or acrylic yarn


Family Charging Station

Having trouble organizing all your electronic devices, cords and adaptors? Try making this DIY charging station from Apartment Therapy so everything stays in one place.

Make sure to use a power bar with timer; electronic devices continue to draw power even when they’re fully charged.


Warm and cozy felt wreath

Have a few packages of weatherseal left over after sealing drafts? Try making this cozy holiday wreath from TheDesignerPad.


  • One straw wreath form
  • Two rolls of grey Felt Weatherseal 
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Zig-zag cut scissors