Brace yourself cause the holidays are here! And you know what? Nothing is more beautiful than getting in touch with your loved ones in these peaceful and delightful moments. And I'm pretty sure that all of you guys have been planning your to-do list for the holidays for a long time. I mean, my list is freaking long. Doing all the decor and wrapping up the gifts have always been a fun fact for a lazy guy like me.

I've gathered some pretty neat and simple woodworking projects for Christmas. These projects are designed and built by some of my favorite talented woodworkers. Some of these projects are pretty simple and don't take that much time to complete. Hope you guys will find them interesting!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

1. DIY Santa logs

These are one of the cutest Santa I've ever seen. Just look at those eyes ! Probably the best way to clean your scrap wood pile. Smartgirlsdiy was pretty damn smart to turn those simple ceder logs into these cute Nisse. There is no way you can ressist yourself from loving them.

Bet you can't be a ceder log Santa, wanna be a real Santa instead ?

Then Click Here !

DIY Santa logs

Required Tools -

  • Any Kinda Saw for cutting the logs ( Handsaw, Jig saw, miter Saw )
  • Paint
  • Christmas Ribbon

DIY Instructions - Smartgirlsdiy

2. Striped Christmas Candlesticks

These amazing candlesticks would be darling for any kinda party. The peppermint stripes make it more close to the Christmas vibe. You can either use real wax candles or Battery operated LED tea lights for these. They look pretty cool on an entry table, mantel, center table and probably on anywhere !

Care for some other designs ? Check this out !


Required Tools -

  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Battery operated LED tea lights
  • 1 1/2 inch spade bit
  • Spray Paint

DIY Instructions - Simplykierste

3. Birch vase for Christmas decor

Before building a flower vase you really need to choose a hardwood to rely on and birch is typically used to make furniture. So, birch is kinda cool here. However, you can use any kinda wood you want to, specially scrap woods, leftovers or unused wood logs would do. With the minimal work you can easily build a cool vase for upcoming holidays ! Pretty cool idea for Christmas decor.

Psst, This one is good too !

Brich vase for Christmas decor

Required Tools -

  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Tri-flute drill bit

DIY Instructions - Julieblanner

4. Reversible Wooden snowman

This one of a kid design features fall and winter season together. By the flick of your hand now you can easily turn a snowman into some pumpkin stack ! And I just love the cute hat covering the tip of the pumpkin. Ingenious design indeed. Perfect decor for upcoming holidays and Christmas. Guess who's gonna guard your porch from September till January?

Reversible Wooden snowman

Required Tools -

  • Electric Drill
  • 2 inch Screw
  • Wood glue
  • Doll hat

DIY Instructions - Thecraftpatchblog

5. Ribbon Christmas Star

Screws and Ribbons can do a lot for your upcoming Christmas decoration. It's the shortest woodworking project I've ever seen. Spend 15 mins of your time with chalks, screws and ribbons and hang it on to your wall and tell the heaters to deal with it.

Ribbon Christmas Star

Required Tools -

  • Ribbon
  • Screws
  • Chalk
  • 15 mins of your time

DIY Instruction - Beyondthepicket-fence

6. Glittered Christmas Tree Sign

This is how you build a rustic holiday sign. The best way to decorate your naked hallway or dinning. The glitters actually create the snowy effect which is pretty neat and beautiful. So, if you have some scrap wooden boards or anything like that lying around, then you can easily spray paint and create a beautiful Christmas tree sign of your own.

This one is greener !


Required Tools -

  • Nail Gun
  • Electric Sander
  • Paint
  • Glitter

DIY Instructions - Ashadeofteal

7. Christmas wood shim sign

Stenciling with paper is easier and cheaper than anything. All you need is a perfect canvas for your artwork. This time Bydawnnicole glued some wood shims and turned them into a wood shim square board. You can improvise with anything, it can be any scrap board if you want.

This thing is neat and unique, loved it. Cheers !


Required Tools -

  • Sanding Blocks
  • Gray wood Stain
  • Hook Tool

DIY Instructions - Bydawnnicole

8. DIY Christmas Forest

Who said December isn't an ideal month for crafts and designs ? It's the most perfect time to build a forest and become the Tarzan of that jungle. And again scrap wood is at your service. The best thing about scrap wood is its versatility, you can make anything out of it (if you want to).

Another Great Design by lifewithfingerprints.

Care for a Green one ?

DIY Christmas Forest

Required Tools -

  • Miter Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Sander
  • Paint

DIY Instructions - lifewithfingerprints

9. Wooden star for the Christmas mantel

This is another beautiful scrap wood Christmas project. I just love the way they aligned those wood shims. Those diagonal arrangements are pretty unique. Would love to do them one day. Thanks Unskinnyboppy for this amazing design. Great Job.


Required Tools -

  • Circular saw
  • Adhesive

DIY Instruction - Unskinnyboppy

10. Pallet Christmas tree

I really love pallet projects cause they are wallet friendly and easy to complete. And nothing is more incomplete than a Christmas without a Christmas tree. This design is pretty flexible cause you can use this tree for both inside and outside home decoration. Saw those beautiful starfish eyes ? Cute they are !

Pallet Christmas tree

Required Tools -

  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Scrap wood/ Pallets

DIY Instructions - Funkyjunkinteriors

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