15 Favorite Holiday Projects!

Bottle brush treesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!! But, seriously. It totally is. If you’re looking for some easy and cute holiday decor or a few more handmade gift ideas, well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got 15 fun holiday ideas for you. 

First up are these bottle brush trees. They are super easy to make and you can customize the colors to match your decor!

3 last minute gift ideasIn case you’re the procrastinating kind (raises hand) try these 3 easy last minute gift ideas.

Clay ornamentsWe love these delicate handmade ornaments. You could easily make this a kiddo-friendly project too.

Christmas tree cakeThrowing a holiday party this month? Impress your guests with this easy tree-shaped cake tutorial.

His and her coffee basketSometimes coming up with the perfect couple gift can be tough, right? Try this cute his & her coffee gift set

Wrapping gifts in fabric and laceGive your gifts a unique look by using fabric and lace to wrap them!

SnowflakeIf you are looking for the perfect statement DIY project this holiday season, we highly recommend making your own light up snowflake marquee. It’s easier than you think—we promise!

Birds nest ornamentHandmade ornaments are fun to make and keep or to gift to friends. Try these simple bird’s nests ornaments (video tutorial here).

Gift bagsNeed a few ideas to make wrapping gifts easy but polished looking? We got you covered. 🙂

Diamond ornamentWe are still in love with this beautiful diamond shaped (balsa wood) ornament. Learn to make your own here.

Homeamde gift idea, stocking caps!Have a (shrunken or thrifted) sweater? Did you know you can make a cute stocking hat to gift to friends???? 

Gift tags from IG photosUse your Instagram photos to create personalized gift tags (made easy if you use the ABM app). Too cute!

Holiday tree lightsMake your own holiday tree votives to keep for years to come (or gift to family!). 

Phrase braceletLove the idea of making each of your besties a personalized phrase bracelet—so fun and easy!

Personalized stockingWant to personalize a plain stocking? Here’s a few ideas.

Homemade gift idea, leather mason jar sleeveHandmade gifts that can work for men and women are tough, right? We love these cute handmade leather mason jar sleeves. Such a fun way to dress up your morning cup of coffee. 

Go forth and decorate and handmade gift it up, guys! Get into it! And if you want to see even more holiday ideas, check out our archive page. Happy Holidays!!!! xo. The ABM team

  • Such cute DIY projects! We’re all about getting crafty this season as well! Nothing says holidays more than something handmade 🙂


  • These are perfect holiday ideas! I definitely want to try the balsa wood ornament and star votives. Thanks!

  • Such lovely ideas !

    I particularly love your personalised stockings and starry candle trees 🙂 going to attempt them!

    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  • I really like everything from these DIY s projects! OMG I want to try to do everyone of them!
    Good idea! The light star is the best for me!

    It’ s always a pleasure to read from you.

    Marc. Dan

  • I always love all of you DIY’s, they’re so creative and fun- the birds nest is next on my to do list!
    You guys are the best!
    Emma xo http://thewallflowerwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • I’m definitely in need of three minute gift ideas with just a couple more days before I say goodbye to my host family! How have I left their gifts so late?!

  • wow, this is so great! you make me want to start shopping for Christmas immediately 🙂


  • The mixes in jars are so cute! I’ve always wanted to do gifts like that before, but have a hard time determining what size of jar to use. I’m always afraid of picking one too small and not being able to fit all the ingredients. Or, picking one too big and having a huge empty space. Any tips on picking the right size?

  • I tried to pick a favourite, but I honestly love them all! I think I like the snowflake one the most because it would brighten up an entire room.


  • Those ornaments are so gorgeous. I’d be intrigued to see if my result looks just as good 🙂 & can’t wait to check out the easy DIY gift ideas!

    I’ve got DIY gift roundups going up this week into next, I’d love if you checked them out! 🙂


  • You seriously need to stop producing such seriously cute Christmas diys. Because of you my list of things to make keeps getting longer and longer! 😉

  • I am obsessed with how those presents look wrapped in fabric and lace! And those ornaments are so cute! What a great roundup! Thank you for sharing!

  • Eeek I’m throwing a mini Christmas event this year at my shop and a couple of these will be perfect for my goodie bags! Yay!

  • Thanks so much for the great ideas ! My 4 year old would have a great time helping me make wrapping paper with me. Gotta keep the kiddos busy during the rainy holiday season 🙂

  • These are all great ideas! I love the marquee again. And the couples gift basket.

    XO Liza

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  • I know what I’m doing this weekend: every little holiday project I can. Yay!

  • So many of these would make fabulous holiday presents! I still can’t get over how beautiful that leather mason jar sleeve is from Josh. Truly a work of art. I’m planning to make some infused olive oil and some jam this weekend as my holiday gifts 🙂


  • What an amazing collection of fun projects. Making wrapping paper sounds like a great excuse to bring some ladies together and have a crafty cocktail party. Thanks for the round up!

  • Wow.super creative, as usual. Can’t wait to try all these even though we don’t officially celebrate Christmas. Haha yay

  • I will definitely be making those holiday tree votives. Thanks for the awesome round up!


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