22 Gorgeous Farmhouse Christmas Crafts to Make This Holiday

Door wreath made of branches and white berries
Photo: Jay Wilde

Embrace the simplicity and classic style of a farmhouse Christmas—no shiplap required! These farmhouse Christmas crafts combine natural elements and vintage finds for a look that's as warm and merry as Ol' Saint Nick.

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Snowflake Holiday Door Decor

modern farmhouse Christmas porch with birch and vintage elements
Jay Wilde

Instead of a classic Christmas wreath, dress up your front door with a vintage sifter that's been stitched with a darling snowflake. Use a white chalk pencil ($5, Amazon) to trace the shape on the shifter's mesh. Stitch over the chalk lines with a cotton string and a large-eye needle. Outline the design first and then fill in the diamond areas.

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Mantel Wreath Sign

painted wood Christmas Noel sign lights wreath design mantel
Adam Albright

Incorporate the homey texture of whitewash wood into your Christmas mantel display. Painted with two shades of green and dotted with deep red berries, this modern interpretation of a wreath features another traditional holiday element. Twinkle lights ($6, Amazon) ensure this farmhouse Christmas sign is merry and bright.

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Flour Sack Wall Art

Have a Merry Little Christmas overlapping hanging pictures
Adam Albright

Vintage French linens, old grain sacks, and striped kitchen towels become sweet and simple wall art when stretched and set in a frame. Hang them with twine or ribbon to further the farmhouse feel. Add a piece of holiday graphic art or keep it simple with just the framed fabrics.

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Turn a Mailbox into a Planter

vintage mailbox hung vertically with greenery and plaid ribbon
Jay Wilde

Add charm to your front door display with a vintage mailbox (or two) that is hung vertically to hold greenery or wintery florals. Mix fragrant pine branches with tall white birch poles for variety. Embellish with a bow fashioned from an old scarf, buffalo check ribbon ($10, Amazon), or hemmed fabric.

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DIY White Berry Wreath

Door wreath made of branches and white berries
Jay Wilde

Add the finishing touch to your farmhouse front porch with a handmade white berry wreath. Finish the wreath with a velvet ribbon tied with a classic bow and hang it using an exterior removable hook.

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Build a Bucket Advent Calendar

rustic bucket advent calendar leaning against wall on wooden table
Adam Albright

Celebrate the Christmas season with a farmhouse mini bucket advent calendar. Use a large wooden tray or build your own wooden display board with plywood. Drill holes for the buckets. We recommend making five rows and leaving space above to paint or add a vinyl "Noel" or another Christmas message. Attach the buckets to the board at the handle hole with nail brads. Add a cardstock number with a rivet brad to each bucket on the other handle hole. Fill each bucket with a treat or treasure.

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Buffalo Check Christmas Artwork

buffalo check canvas art with hanging wreath sideboard
Brie Passano

This oversize buffalo check artwork makes a big statement. Create your own using our step-by-step instructions and finish the display with a simple boxwood wreath ($21 for two, Amazon) and red ribbon.

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Personalize Gift Wrap

black tray with apples and rustic rooster stamped package
Jay Wilde

Create your own farmhouse gift wrap with stamps or a stencil. Choose a paper with a subtle design—or use kraft paper—and cut it to the size needed for the package. Place the paper on a flat work surface and use a stencil to pounce paint onto the paper with a stiff brush. You could also use a large stamp. Allow to dry completely and then wrap the gift. Finish with raffia or a burlap ribbon.

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Metal Trays Centerpiece

pinecones plants and candles in small metal holders
Jay Wilde

Make it a farmhouse Christmas by pairing natural materials and galvanized metals. Dress up any room—or tabletop—with a vintage tin votive tray or cupcake pan. Fill each cup with a votive candle, pinecone, sprigs of hypericum berries, or evergreens.

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Gnome Porch Decoration

gnome porch decorations
Dera Burreson

Gnomes have been part of classic Christmas decor for decades, and you can easily incorporate the little figures into your farmhouse decorating style with the help of a little buffalo check fleece. These DIY front porch gnomes can be customized with any fabric you like, but we love the look of the gray knit material with a red and black buffalo check.

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Farmhouse Place Settings

christmas carols placemat place setting display
Adam Albright

Photo copy sheet music of your favorite carols and use them as place mats. Trim burlap to hold flatware. Form the pocket and seal the sides with a bead of hot glue. Finish with a simple twine bow. Cut birch rounds for candle holders and place setting card holders. To complete the theme, wrap candles in music and twine.

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Make a Cardboard Village

diy christmas decor with cardboard village
Jay Wilde

Make your own Christmas village from paper chipboard. Hand-drawn custom details make each house unique. Surround your village with greenery, lights, or faux snow ($9, Amazon) to ground the cutout houses, creating a unified focal point.

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Make Gift Tags

gift with white paper, red baker's twine and tag
Jay Wilde

This farmhouse craft puts the finishing touch on your Christmas gifts. Use cardstock or pre-cut chipboard tags to make your own gift tags. Make small holes in the tags using one of our tag templates. Secure one end of red and white baker's twine ($7, Amazon) on the back with a glue dot. Use a yarn needle to sew in and out of the holes to create the shape. Secure the end to the back with glue.

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Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

christmas ornament mason jar lid
Matthew Clark

This DIY Mason jar ornament doubles as a festive gift topper! To make it, simply glue faux greenery to the ring of a Mason jar lid and add mini ornaments, bells, and other accessories.

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Arrange a Flour-y Centerpiece

vintage utensil holder with branches and berries
Adam Albright

Vintage kitchen utensils used as floral containers lend a hearty dose of farmhouse style to your tabletop. An old flour sifter makes a great vase for cut branches with berries. Tuck a small glass of water inside to keep it looking fresher longer.

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Make a Wooden Wreath

mini wood slices wreath adhered to bread board
Jay Wilde

This farmhouse wreath is perfect for displaying indoors. Cover a wreath form with small wood slices. We recommend using hot glue to hold them in place. Attach a mixture of berries and eucalyptus to the wreath. Use twine to tie the wreath onto the handle of a breadboard.

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Lamb's Ear Wreath

wreath with foliage and buffalo check ribbon
Jacob Fox

A buffalo check bow adds a perfect touch of farmhouse style to this lasting lamb's ear wreath. You'll need just four simple supplies to create your own in less than an hour.

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Create a Birch Christmas Countdown

Hanging Christmas Calendar
Ray Kachatorian

Find a couple of fallen birch branches and tie them together with red and white baker's twine to make a rustic two-tier hanger. Stamp simple white muslin bags with the numbers from 1 through 25. Fill each bag with a treat or treasure, and then tie the bags onto the branches.

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Make Pinecone Trees

Mini trees made of pinecones
Jay Wilde

For this easy farmhouse Christmas craft, cut wooden skewers to 2-4-inch lengths. Push one end of the skewer firmly into a 1/8-inch hardware nut until even with the nut edge and secure with hot glue. Attach the nut and skewer to the base of a pinecone (you may have to trim the stems so they sit flat) with hot glue. For the base, drill through a wooden "doll-head" knob with a 1/8-inch bit. Insert the tree-trunk skewer into the hole and secure it with hot glue. To create the white look, brush thinned paint over the base, skewer, and pinecone. Let dry before assembling.

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Craft a Vintage Pin Board

vintage ornate frame advent calendar fabric tags christmas board
Scott Little

Create a framed Advent calendar by wrapping foam-core board with a yard of linen fabric. Pop it into a gilded vintage frame. Print numbers on tags and raid your stash of Christmas Decorations—and your crafts supplies—for bits and baubles, such as vintage broaches, tiny bottlebrush trees, or sparkling faux greenery. Pin the treasures to the foam-core board each day.

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Paint Wooden Tree Signs

three decorative wooden christmas tree signs
Adam Albright

Use pine boards to add a touch of farmhouse charm to your Christmas decorations with these easy wooden signs. Start by sanding and staining each board. Draw in pencil and paint over the design with white paint. Sprinkle with gold glitter glue and finish by wrapping jute twine ($5, Amazon) around the top of each board.

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Make a Rustic Wood Christmas Tree

patchwork wooden christmas tree on table
Adam Albright

Piece together scrap lumber for a charming Christmas table centerpiece. Mismatched stains and grains only enhance the farmhouse appeal of this small tree decoration. This piece will add a rough-hewn holiday splash to a tabletop, mantel, or nightstand.

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