24 DIY Christmas Crafts That Sell Well (Ideas To Make In 2021)

Christmas crafts to make and sell

Last Updated on September 25, 2021 by Ruchika Gupta

Looking for Christmas Crafts to sell in 2021? Well, I have got you covered, here you will find the best Christmas crafts to make and sell in 2021, including bestselling Christmas crafts that sell well on Etsy.

Christmas is a time of the year that brings people together. It’s also a time for families to spend quality time at home, cooking and crafting together.

And if you want to make some extra money this holiday while enjoy making personalized gifts and crafts, then in this blog post, I will give you some DIY Xmas craft ideas to make and sell for profit.

Many Christmas crafts sell well (really well!) at craft fairs, bazaars located near your home, or even online market places like ETSY.

But before you start crafting things to make and sell for Christmas, there are several things to consider that might help you craft a better business plan.

What can I make for Christmas to sell in 2021?

Here are the main ideas for Christmas crafts to sell from home: Christmas decorations ideas: Ornaments, wreaths, table centerpieces, wall decor, garlands, shelf decor, and rustic wooden decor.

  1. Personalized Christmas gifts ideas that sell well: Personalized ornaments, cards, stockings, gift baskets, placement mats, kids name puzzles, handmade cards
  2. Handmade Christmas theme clothes to make and sell: Ugly sweaters, pajamas
  3. Christmas candles: Scented candles
  4. Christmas printable ideas: Cards, letters, gift tags
  5. Christmas gift baskets: mix and match to any theme
  6. Christmas treats: Cookies, baking mixes, cakes, candies
  7. Christmas DIY cheap gifts and stocking stuffers ideas: Christmas jewelry, bath soaps, bath bombs, small candles
Christmas crafts to make and sell

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Best ideas for DIY Christmas crafts that sell well

Here are some of the best Christmas crafts to make and sell in 2021 for extra cash. I have included a lot of ideas for your inspiration.

DIY Christmas decorations to sell in 2021

1. DIY Christmas ornaments

Making homemade ornaments and selling them is a great way to make extra cash! With a little time and creativity, you can create beautiful pieces that will sell for a profit. While there are many options to craft these pretty baubles, my favorite approach is simple – using supplies from your local craft store.

Personalized ornaments are a great way to stand out from the competition. These are always a huge hit on Christmas, and if you have a unique way of personalizing them, you will have a product people are willing to pay for.

Thrift stores are also a good place to go for those looking to buy ornaments in bulk. Look at the after-Christmas sales, and stock up on extra inventory when they’re discounted too!

Image credits: Where the smiles have been

Looking to sell Christmas ornaments? Check these stunning 16 Christmas ornaments you can make and sell.

Christmas crafts to make and sell

2. Handmade Christmas Wreaths

Wreaths are another popular DIY Christmas crafts that sell well. One way to make the holidays less hectic is by crafting some beautiful Christmas wreaths from your home to sell at the local craft fair or in your yard.

A wreath is one of the simple Christmas crafts that you can make. You can use any materials to create it, making it a versatile and inexpensive option!

For example, if you want something natural and simple, try using pinecones wrapped with burlap or twine. Or for a more colorful and Christmasy look, get some ribbon colors and wrap them around a wreath form.

The possibilities are endless! Find what works for you and enjoy the process. Making this Christmas craft is rewarding and satisfying!

Here are some beautiful Christmas wreaths for your inspiration:

Christmas crafts to make and sell
  1. Reindeer Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage
  2. Christmas wreath with Vintage Cars by Lovely Indeed
  3. DIY Christmas Wreath With Buffalo Check by Home fresh Ideas
  4. DIY Bauble Christmas Wreath by Simplify Create Inspire

You can also check this Pine Cone Wreath made from Pinecones.

If you want to make and sell a fresh wreath here is a video by one of my fav gardening-girl

3. DIY Holiday Table and shelf Decorations

Another craft idea that you can do pretty well at craft fairs is a holiday table decoration or centerpieces.

You can get creative with this one or even keep it simple by just painting some pinecones, holly berries, snowflakes, or whatever else and putting them together to make an appealing centerpiece.

Here are some ideas for holiday centerpieces. Use them as inspiration and add your creative ideas to make them stand out from other sellers. Hint: Use stencils to personalize your crafts.

1. Christmas tiered decorations

Tiered decorations are very popular during Christmas and they sell well on Christmas. The best part is you don’t need expensive supplies to create these amazing centerpieces.

There are many people who create these Christmas decorations from Dollar Tree and sell them locally. You can find many people selling them on Etsy as well (check Etsy listings here).

Here are a few resources I found that can help you start your new venture:

  1. Dollar Tree Craft Ideas – Facebook group for Dollar tree craft ideas from the real people sharing their creations and wins.
  2. Youtube videos and tutorials-

Here is another video to learn how to make 2 tiered Christmas Tray by KraftsbyKatelyn:

2. Make and sell DIY Christmas trees and other related home decor items

You can also make and sell small Christmas trees, or other Christmas-themed items for home décor.

  1. Sea Glass Christmas Tree DIY by Down red bid drive
  2. Primitive Christmas Trees by Mixed creations
Christmas crafts to make and sell

3. Christmas Terrarium by crafts by Amanda

4. DIY Snowman with Glitter by Leap of Faith crafting

For more Christmas trees ideas, do check my post on wooden Christmas crafts you can make and sell.

4. DIY Holiday Garlands

Another idea for home decor Christmas crafts that sell well could be Christmas-themed garlands. This is another simple craft idea where you can get creative and make it your own. You can use a variety of materials to make your DIY Christmas garlands, such as ribbon, yarn, or twine.

You can hang it on the wall and decorate it with lights for an instant holiday feeling in any room!

Here are some DIY Xmas crafts ideas:

  1. DIY Gingerbread house Christmas garland by Tikkido
  2. Christmas Bead and Fabric Garland by Chicken Scratch
Christmas garlands to make and sell

More DIY Garlands for home decor:

Professional looking DIY Christmas Garland 

Christmas Garland from Dollar Tree items

5. DIY Rustic Wall decor ideas to sell on Christmas

Many people are huge fans of Rustic and farmhouse decor, making this a great idea Christmas crafts idea to sell.

One of the simple ideas: String together popcorn strings in different colors or sizes, add some pinecones and holly berries on the back of each string, with some ribbon tied around them. You have DIY wall decor that will look rustic and festive at the same time!

Here are some Rustic decor ideas to take inspiration from:

Rustic Wall signs

Rustic wall signs are popular items for Christmas to make and sell.

Here is one wall sign for your DIY inspiration

Christmas sign
Image credits: Honey I am home DIY

Rustic DIY Christmas Decor

christmas decor
Image credits: Upcycle this DIY that

6. Personalized Christmas stockings

Personalized Christmas stockings are another popular DIY Christmas crafts that sell well. You can customize them for individual buyers and make it their “family” stocking by including the person’s name at the top of each stocking.

Creating a personalized holiday stocking doesn’t have to be difficult – you can use pre-made stockings and then personalize them by using fabric paint, embroidery hoops, vinyl stencils, or any other craft supply.

If you are making gift baskets to sell, be sure to offer personalized stockings as well.

DIY Stocking ideas to get inspiration:

Quilted Christmas Stockings for the Entire Family by Gluesticks

DIY christmas stockings

If you have a circuit, here is a video tutorial on how to personalize stockings with the Cricut.

Handmade Christmas clothes to Make and sell

7. Ugly sweaters

The Ugly Christmas Sweater is a very popular trend in the holiday season. When a person wears an ugly sweater, it is a statement that he is celebrating Christmas and having fun!

You can make and sell ugly sweaters for families or customize them for individuals according to their favorite holiday movie, latest trend, TV show, or Christmas song.

Ugly sweaters can be a great hit at the Christmas craft fairs or online as a way to make money from home. Don’t forget to add the latest fad and offer sweaters in multiple sizes so people can buy for themselves as well as their families.

For inspiration check out these ugly sweaters available on ETSY. These sweaters by tackyuglychristmas are just amazing!

Image credits: Tacky ugly Christmas (ETSY)

8. Christmas Pajamas

If you love sewing and want to put your creativity to work for the holidays with low overhead costs, making matching PJs can be an easy option.

You could even customize them by adding each person’s name or the family’s last name on the pair!

This is an idea that would work well as extra cash in this holiday season – just think about all those families who like wearing matching PJs!

9. Christmas Printables ideas to sell on Etsy

Printables and digital downloads are one of the easiest things you can make and sell from home to make money. And customizable Christmas printables are immensely popular on Etsy, especially for the last-minute gift shoppers.

The best part about this business is that you can resell the digital over and over again, year after year. You could create downloadable wall arts, gift tags, letters to Santa Claus for kids…the list goes on!

letter to Santa Christmas crafts to sell
Image source: Etsy

Creating different types of Christmas printables is easy and you don’t need to be a graphic designer. I am not a designer but I do sell printables using a really easy drag and drop free designing tool – Canva.

If you’re looking for more inspiration on what to make and sell from home, check out this free resource, including the hottest selling ideas that will help you start your business.

Related Reading: 40 best-selling printables on Etsy.

Christmas treats and sweets to make and sell

Christmas festivity is incomplete without holiday treats. If you think of food-related things that can really sell well on Christmas, then these are the ones to take into consideration as they will make your pocket happy too.

10. Holiday cookie gift boxes

Make someone’s Christmas merry and bright with gingerbread cookies or holiday spirit butter cookies in different shapes. Pack them well in festive gift boxes, decorated with beautiful strings and tags.

Cute Rustic Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Christmas tree cookies

11. Mason jar Christmas treats

Mason jars are a popular trend and the perfect jar for any Christmas Treat. Fill them with your favorite homemade goodies like pies, cookies, cakes (cheese, bake/no-bake, shortcakes), candied nuts, or anything you are good at, and watch as they fly off the shelves in minutes! 

The festive season is always a hit so you can make some good money from these treats. 

There is another gift jar idea -put all the baking ingredients needed to make a dessert in an adorable jar with instructions on how to bake it and wrap it beautifully.

Here is a simple idea for your inspiration: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Cookie-mix-in-a-jar-gift

13. Kids Treats ideas

Candy cane cake pops: Kids will be overjoyed to have these sweet treats. Making simple frosted lollipops in the shape of candy canes is a sure way for you to make kids happy and your pockets too!

Here is one cute candy cane reindeer pops idea to make

andy-Cane-Reindeer-Pop-Christmas-Treat

S’mores kit: Kids love this one- a DIY Snack Mix Kit with graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows and other treats inside these kits for the perfect Diy Christmas treat that sells well in craft fairs or local shops.

Candy cane marshmallows treat: These are the perfect Diy Christmas treats you can make at home to sell at craft fairs or bazaars. Make them in a cute snowman shape or dip them in chocolate, they make a perfect treat for little ones.

Here is one candy cane marshmallow recipe for you:

candy-cane-marshmallows-hot-cocoa

Best Selling DIY Christmas Gifts To Sell

These include things you can make and sell on Christmas as giftable items or add to your gift baskets. Some of these DIY items make great stocking stuffers too.

14. Handmade wooden toys to sell on Christmas

Do you know wooden name puzzles were one of the top holiday product sellers on Etsy in 2020?

One of the best ways to make money at Christmas time is by making and selling handmade wooden toys. 

These are surefire sellers because they’re a gift that’s made with love, not just bought in bulk from overseas factories.

They are a good choice for parents looking to make environmentally friendly Christmas crafts.

wood christmas gifts to sell
Image source: Busy Puzzle (Etsy)

15. Holiday Gift Baskets

Holiday gift baskets are a wonderful way to make extra money from home. You can create a Christmas theme basket with holiday chocolates, ornaments, and other assorted goodies that people will love buying for their friends and family members.

Making a gift basket is easy and fun. You can also offer personalized gifts in the form of wrapped packages containing homemade items like homemade treats, holiday candles, soaps, bath bombs, or anything you can think of.

To make your crafts more appealing to buyers with different budgets, crafting at various price points can help.

Gift baskets are quite popular Christmas things you can make to sell in fairs or local marketplace (including Facebook marketplace).

Christmas crafts to make and sell holiday gift basket

If crafting gift baskets appeals to you, check out this book or follow Shirley George Frazier’s blog (world’s gift basket expert) for tips on starting and marketing your gift baskets.

15. DIY Christmas Jewelry to sell at craft fairs or online

Handmade jewelry is one of the most popular items that sell well at craft fairs. It’s so versatile and customizable that you can make personalized pieces to sell.

The best part of making holiday jewelry to sell is that it doesn’t have to look expensive- just Christmasy!

Wholesale kits and supplies provide you with everything you need to make bracelets, rings, and earrings for Christmas.

Christmas theme earrings and pendants are some of the most popular Pinterest Christmas crafts to sell! You can make earrings in the shapes of Christmas trees, ornaments, or other Xmas-themed items.

*Name shape Christmas pendants were one of the best sellers in jewelry on Etsy in 2020.

Also, check trending jewelry crafts to make and sell for inspiration (updated in Aug 2021). These can give more ideas to make and personalize your crafts.

16. DIY Holiday Candles to make and sell

Scented holiday candles are another popular craft that people love to purchase. Christmas Candles are extremely popular because they make a home smell amazing and you can’t have a Christmas without Christmas candles.

You can make a variety of candles using different Christmas scents like cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, orange, or even frankincense and myrrh!

Don’t forget to add a little color and some decorative touches to make your DIY Christmas candles more festive. You can easily find tutorials on how to make homemade candles from scratch.

If you are an absolute beginner, you can try making a few using candle-making kits available in most of the stores.

18. Christmas soap, bath bombs or body scrubs

The next Christmas craft you can make and sell for profit would be nothing other than these super cute Christmas-themed soap and bath bombs that are perfect as stocking stuffers!

You could even make a few soap or bath bombs that smell like peppermint, cinnamon, or gingerbread! Kids are sure to love them as gifts this year because they can be used in the tub with their favorite floating toy!

Soaps and bath bombs are incredibly easy to make and you can sell them in your local craft market for extra cash. And if you are making gift baskets to sell, include these too!

Make sure your labels are clear and that you include warnings about any allergens in your items.

Check these DIY ideas for these soaps, bath bombs, salts, and body scrubs.

  1. Christmas Peppermint Bath Bombs
  2. Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
  3. Candy Cane And Lime Swirl Bath Salts
  4. Homemade Candy Cane Soap
  5. DIY snowflake soap

19. Christmas Advent Calendar

This advent calendar for kids is a great DIY that can become a family heirloom! You can make it into a nativity, or just stuff the pockets with little trinkets.

DIY NATIVITY ADVENT CALENDAR FOR KIDS
Image credits: Lovely Indeed

20. Handmade Christmas cards

Handmade Christmas cards are popular gift items to make and sell on Christmas. Julie, who owns an Etsy shop has shared this tutorial of handmade cards she sold on Etsy. 

And you might be surprised to know “Christmas cards” was the top searched item among male shoppers on ETSY in 2020.

holiday cards to sell
Image credit: Sum of the stories

21. Handmade Christmas gift wrapping

Not just handmade gifts, shoppers love handmade gift wrapping items as well.

Handmade gift wrapping ideas include handmade wrapping papers, paper bags, reusable cloth bags, gift card holders, paper gift boxes, name tags, and personalized wooden gift boxes.

WOODEN CHRISTMAS CRAFTS TO MAKE AND SELL
Wooden gift boxes sold on Etsy

Check these DIY ideas for handmade gift wrapping:

DIY Christmas gift paper

handmade gift wrapping
Image credit: Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Reusable gift bags

Image credit: AppleGreen Cottage

Sewing Christmas Crafts to Sell

22. DIY Pom Pom Tree Skirt

Image credits: Swoodson Says

23. Modern Christmas half square triangles quilt

SEWING CHRISTMAS CRAFTS TO SELL
Image credits: Swoodson Says

Cricut Christmas crafts to sell

23. Personalized gardening toolset for gardening lovers

Looks like a cute gift idea for gardening lovers. Personalized gifts are in trend and this easy Cricut tutorial can help you create this beautiful craft to sell.

23. Christmas/Santa treat tray

This craft looks fun and parent will love to buy this tray for their kids. It adds more fun to the Christmas spirit and celebration.

You can even personalize this cookie tray, check its tutorial here

Image credits: Ruffles and Rain Boots 

More ideas for Christmas crafts to sell in 2021

24. Pet costumes

Christmas crafts that sell well
Pinterest Christmas crafts to sell

ideas for Christmas crafts to sell from Etsy Bestsellers in 2020

For best success, this holiday season, consider making some Christmas crafts that did really well in 2020.

Recently Etsy published its annual trends report for 2021 that included Etsy bestsellers for 2020 Christmas.

Here are the top Christmas products that did well in 2020:

  1. Kids puzzles
  2. Custom portraits
  3. Name signs
  4. Christmas signs and wall art
  5. Christmas decorations
  6. Christmas jewelry
  7. Knit crafts like knit hoods
  8. Personalized Cutting boards
  9. Mugs
  10. Candles
  11. Handmade cards
  12. Gift boxes
  13. Stocking fillers
  14. Advent calendar
  15. Matching Christmas outfits
  16. Christmas crackers (UK)
  17. Craft kits

Things to take care of before looking into ideas for Christmas crafts to sell

  • You can start with the most important decision:
    • What type of DIY Christmas crafts to make and sell?
    • Do you have any special skills you are confident in that can help to sell more?
  • How much time and money do you want to put into the project? This question is crucial because it will help you determine how many items to make, what type of items you should offer, and how much you can charge.
    • For example, if you are only looking to make a few items for your family, then this may be an easy DIY project. But maybe you want to offer your products to a wider audience, and in that case, you will need more time and money.
  • Christmas crafts ideas for kids and family to make: Would this be a good project if your whole family is involved in making it, including the kids?
  • For crafts with low-cost items: How many hours does it take to create and assemble one item?
  • For DIY Christmas ornaments: What is the production cycle (how many hours does it take me to create one item)?
  • Who is your target market for this product (friends & family or other people)? People who want to gift handmade Christmas items or want to buy for themselves?
  • What is the ideal market for this product? And where do you want to sell your crafts -at craft fairs, bazaars, from home, or online?
  • For holiday crafts to sell on Etsy: What can you make that will be easy to ship?
  • For things to make and sell at home: Is this DIY project something you can do in your own space ( garage, basement, or apartment)?
  • For any DIY Christmas crafts to sell near me (you): Do you have any personal connections who could be interested in your item but are not on the internet or cannot travel out of their home?
  • For Christmas crafts to sell at a craft fair: How many hours do you need to create your product to have enough inventory for the show?
  • For Christmas crafts that can be personalized: How many different designs or colors will you need to create? Can you offer variations of your creation so you don’t have to make the same thing over and over again?
  • For Christmas crafts to make for kids: Will this DIY project use any toxic materials?

Final thoughts on making Christmas crafts that sell well

There are many Christmas crafts that you can make and sell for a profit. You will find something to suit every taste in this list of DIY Christmas crafts with a few creative ideas!

From the more traditional style craft like sewing Christmas stockings or making gift tags to some fun crafting projects like yummy treats for kids – there is sure to be one (or two!) that appeals.

Have you tried selling any Christmas crafts yet? Let us know what they were and how you sold them. Do you want to add any other Xmas craft ideas to the list?

If you are already selling your crafts, I’d love to hear how it’s working out for you and what successes you’ve had!

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