The holidays are almost upon us and if you’d like to do some Christmas crafting, I’ve rounded up some recent free DIYs to try. There’s something for everyone, from quick crafts to big projects, with a mix of paper crafts, needlecrafts and more.
If you liked the mushroom cross stitch pattern I finished recently, the creator Gera! also made a Christmas Project sewalong that is now complete. It has a Peace on Earth theme and comes with 12 different sets of children that you can choose from and customise. Get all the patterns for free on the Gera! blog or check the #gerasal2022 hashtag on Instagram to see so many beautiful finished versions.
Mochimochi Land has done it again with the cutest tiny knitting pattern, the Mini Holi-Log! It’s adorable and only needs a little bit of yarn so great for using up your stash. This is stretching the definition of free a little bit as you do have to spend $5 in the MochiMochi Land shop to get it as an extra freebie, but I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding something you like.
Crocheters can always rely on Twinkie Chan for something cute and this year she has a free crochet pattern for Little Christmas Trees that’s easy to customise and adapt. You can turn these into all kinds of things like cards, decorations and brooches.
Mollie at Wild Olive has been releasing a monthly series of Kawaii Crossing animals as both free cross stitch and embroidery patterns. December completes the set with Mel the Mouse who loves to bake! It’s not too late to start back at the beginning and stitch the whole thing, but you can just make Mel, or even that little gingerbread man.
Tiny Craft World has a very sweet tutorial and template to sew a Little Reindeer Toy Ornament out of felt or fleece. I love all the details.
If you’re no good with a needle, these Yarn Hat Ornaments at One Little Project don’t require any knitting at all! They’re made more like pom poms so anyone can have a go. They’d also be perfect for adding a little winter cuteness to your little plushies or dolls.
Hello Origami has too many cute Christmas projects to choose from, but who can resist a cat in a Christmas tree? These are super cute just as they are but would also be fun for gift tags or garlands.
Polymer clay fans can have a go at making a kawaii Christmas Wreath Clay Pin with Chelsey DIY. They’ll definitely cute up your outfit and would make fun ornaments too.
And if that’s all still too much effort, Sanrio have got you covered with these free Hello Kitty & friends printable gift tags that you can make in minutes.
Don’t forget, we have LOADS more Christmas crafts in the archives including these original tutorials by the SCK Team. Look out for more ideas on the blog this week too, including recipes and last minute gifts.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.