Skip Black Friday and Make These 15 Crafts Instead

Forget Black Friday. We've got #CraftFriday on the brain.

What Black Friday means to most people: setting your alarm for 3 in the morning; leaving the house while it’s still dark outside; waiting in ridiculously-long lines; fighting your way through a crowd; and maybe getting the deal you had your eye on.

What Black Friday means to me: sleeping in; enjoying the morning with a hot cup of tea (or two or three); catching up on TV; and finally getting to decorate for Christmas. And if I want to get a great deal on that digital camera I had my eye on, I still can! And I don’t have to engage in any sort of physical combat to do it! That’s the beauty of Cyber Monday.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

This could be you while everyone else is speeding to the stores.

So instead of wasting your day fighting crowds and only ending up tired and disappointed, turn Black Friday into #CraftFriday with one of these easy Christmas crafts you can do in the comfort of your own home.

Pom-Pom Garland

Kid's Craft-Colorful Pom-Pom Garland

Kid's Craft-Colorful Pom-Pom Garland

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Create an adorable pom-pom garland that you can use to decorate your mantel, trim the tree or add a fun pop of color and texture to any room of the house.

Waterless Snow Globes

DIY Snow Globes in Mason Jars

DIY Snow Globes in Mason Jars

These DIY snow globes require minimal effort for maximum Christmas style. Simply glue the mini Christmas trees to the lid, add fake snow to the jar, and screw the lid back on. It’s really that easy!

Quilt Stockings

Quilt Becomes Blue and White Checked Stockings on Basket

Quilt Becomes Blue and White Checked Stockings on Basket

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Do you have an old quilt and some talent with a sewing machine? Create a set of charming Christmas stockings that give new life to a cherished heirloom.

Felt Trees

Ombre Tabletop Trees

Ombre Tabletop Trees

Classic red and green? Ombre blue? The color possibilities are endless with these cute felt Christmas trees.

Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones

Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones for the Holidays

Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones for the Holidays

This is the perfect craft to work on as you binge watch your favorite HGTV shows on Netflix. Simply wrap a few pinecones in colorful yarn, and you’ve got a holiday centerpiece that wows.

Decoupage Angels

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There’s no need to waste money on store-bought decor when you can easily create one of these beautiful Christmas angels all on your own! Try your hand at one of these sweet decoupage angels for a homemade decoration you’ll enjoy year after year.

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Wood Slice Banner

Wood Slice Joy Banner

Wood Slice Joy Banner

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Wood slices and baker’s twine look pretty festive as a holiday banner that fits perfectly on a coffee or side table.

Paintbrush Garland

DIY Paint Brush Garland

DIY Paint Brush Garland

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Skip the basic greenery garland and opt for something a little more fun this year. This hombre paintbrush garland is just the thing to welcome guests this holiday season.

Mitten Advent Calendar

Homemade Mitten Advent Calendar

Homemade Mitten Advent Calendar

What could be cuter than this red and green mitten advent calendar? Ideal for the mantel or even the staircase, this sweet garland will definitely get kids excited for the big day.

Mercury Glass Votives

Mercury Glass Votives

Mercury Glass Votives

Use inexpensive glass containers and gold and silver leaf to fake a mercury glass look on a DIY budget. These gorgeous votives are bound to add a touch of class to your Christmas decor.

Chalkboard Menu

Menu On Gold Framed Chalkboard

Menu On Gold Framed Chalkboard

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

You’ll wish you could have used this one on Thanksgiving, but it will come in handy for holiday meals and beyond! This beautiful gold-leaf frame and chalkboard makes the perfect display board for announcing the menu or welcoming guests with a warm greeting.

Tiered Serving Tray

Candlestick + Baking Pan Tiered Serving Tray

Candlestick + Baking Pan Tiered Serving Tray

Serve those delicious homemade (or storebought – no one’s judging here!) goodies on a too-cute DIY tiered serving tray this year. Baking pans and candlesticks are an adorable combo for this useful piece of serving ware.

Cookie Cutter Candles

Cookie-Cutter Candles

Cookie-Cutter Candles

And if you aren’t the homemade goodies kind of person, put your Christmas cookie cutters to good use by adding melted wax and wick. Sugar cookie scent = optional.

Ombre Gift Tags

DIY Christmas Gift Tag Made From Paint Color Swatch

DIY Christmas Gift Tag Made From Paint Color Swatch

For the most novice crafter who still wants to be fully prepped for the Christmas season, these cute ombre gift tags are the project for you. Just collect a few paint chips, cut out large triangles, and punch holes in each top. Once your presents are wrapped, tie the tags to your gift for a cute and frugal touch.

String Art

Holiday String Art Signage

Holiday String Art Signage

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Add a personal touch to your entry with a welcoming sign made with your own two hands. Copper nails and various shades of purple pop against a rustic wood plaque.

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Make Ice Lanterns

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Craft a Snowy Wreath

Glow It On

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Fake a Roaring Fireplace

Put Candy Canes Under Your Tree

Craft an Upholstered Banner

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Fold a Mini Forest

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Turn a Toy Into Holiday Decor

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Make 3-D Upholstered Trees

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Craft a Woodsy Banner

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No Tree? No Problem!

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Chalk It Up

Help Kids Count Down to the Big Day

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Craft a Unique Wreath

Add Some Sparkle

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Craft a Candy-Licious Pillow

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Invite a Snowman to Dinner

Easily Deck the Entryway

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Upcycle an Heirloom Quilt

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Make a Snow-Free Snowman

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Personalize Seating

Freshen Up the Fireplace

Craft Playful Button + Yarn Trees

No-Sew Felt Tree Skirt

Light Up Your Entryway

Craft This Cute Wreath

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Stack a Gifty Centerpiece

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Arrange Your Own Mini Trees

Cottage Up Your Christmas Tree Skirt

Turn Felt Into Trendy Ombre Trees

Stocking Hangers With a Twist

Personalize Place Cards

No-Knit Sweater Stockings

Freshen Up Your Wreath

Creatively Count Down the Days

Craft a Rustic-Chic Table Runner

Get Creative With Gift Wrap

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Upcycle Old Molding Into Rustic Holiday Decor

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Make a Modern Wooden Tree

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Build a Shelf That Doubles as a Mantel

Shell Trees

Scandinavian-Inspired Plywood Stockings

Upcycled Advent Calendar

Takeout Box Advent Calendar

Craft Pretty Paper Ornaments

Go Mad for Mod

Crafty Front Porch Updates

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Turn Beach Treasures Into a Garland

Add A Whimsical Touch

Snowy Setting

Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones

No-Sew Ruffled Tree Skirt

Deck the Windows

Embrace Industrial

Turn Mittens Into an Advent Calendar

Winterize an Old Mirror

Craft a Monogrammed Doormat

Kids' Craft: Game Piece Ornaments

Gift Box Mantel Decor

Stocking Stuffers

Deck the Front Porch

Make a Versatile Wreath

Vintage Garland Advent Calendar

Make Your Own Mercury-Glass Votives

Grapevine Wreath Outdoor Snowman

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Wintry Blooms

Chair Adornments

Holiday Glam

Add Color to Outdoor Topiaries

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Restaurant-Style Menu Board

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Sparkling Staircase

Joy to the World

Metallic Update

Musical Trees

Rustic, Layered Centerpiece

Warm and Festive

Silver Bells

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