Plug in your glue guns: 43 DIYs to get started on right now ahead of the holidays

All the crafts and keepsakes to keep you busy from now ‘til New Year’s.

All the crafts and keepsakes to keep you busy from now ‘til New Year’s

(Credit, left: Autumn Hachey; right: Lady Hayes)

This article was originally published Nov. 12, 2019 and was updated Nov. 12, 2021. 

With the holiday season just around the corner, we're making our to-do lists and checking them twice. And on those lists are so many makeable table accents, terrariums and treats to prep in time for the season ahead. We've rounded up some of our most stellar standouts to share with you, because there's simply something so special about adding a homemade touch to festive decor, gifts, and even wrapping. Here are 43 delightful DIYs to tackle, starting right now.

Festive decor

DIY stockings

DIY charger plates

Victorian abundance tablescape from Steven Sabados

(Photography by David Bagosy)

4-step foraged and vintage centrepiece

(Photography by Lady Hayes)

Fully foraged holiday sunburst wreath

(Photography by Lady Hayes)

Magical winterland terrariums

No-sew DIY table runner

(Photography by Wade Muir)

Faux floral wreath

(Photography by Lady Hayes)

Festive NYE place setting

NYE champagne bottle piñata

Easy DIY advent calendar

Outdoor urns made with evergreen or everlasting materials

(Photography by Lady Hayes)

Small spaces holiday tree

Your very own indoor snowballs

DIY snow globe

Potato stamp Christmas stockings

Little world ornaments

(CBC Life)

Homemade holiday wrap

French fashion-inspired gift wrapping

(Photography by Autumn Hachey)

Dollar store gift wrap

DIY Holiday gift wrapping paper

Elaborate kitchen crafts

An entirely edible cookie advent calendar

An entirely edible cookie dreidel

Stocking and pine cone hand pies

(Photo credit: David Bagosy)


DIY scrunchies

2 quick and cozy DIY gifts to make for yourself this holiday season

DIY friendship bracelets

Floral arrangements

(Photo: Mariah Hamilton; styling: Abigail Ballanger)

DIY swan dish

Custom shaving cream and aftershave 

(Photography by withwendy)

DIY hair pins

Homemade belly oil, nipple butter and solid perfume

(Photography by withwendy)

Chunky knit scarves

Marbled jewelry dishes

Custom, large-scale wall tapestry

Crystal-studded ombre tassel earrings

(Photography by Lady Hayes)

Unicorn horn ring holder

DIY wood photo transfer

Disco ball planter

Empress star crown

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