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15+ Religious Christmas Craft Ideas

Keep the true meaning of Christmas in sight with these religious Christmas projects, and you'll deck the halls with the most Christmas cheer.

Updated September 11, 2018
15 Religious Christmas Craft Ideas

When you’re a Christian family, the holiday season is by far the best time of the year. With everyone coming together to worship the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s no wonder why!

However, with the excitement of presents, Santa Claus, and red-nosed reindeers wafting through the air, it can be hard to keep your sights on the religious meaning in the holiday season.

Make sure you keep the true meaning of Christmas in sight with this collection of 15+ Religious Christmas Craft Ideas.

Deck your halls with reminders of the Nativity, Baby Jesus, and God’s angels so that you can keep the holidays both holy and decorative. Your little ones will find the magic in the story of Jesus’ birth with Nativity playset patterns, and the rest of the family will thank God every time they see such stunning religious Christmas projects put up around the house.

You can even show your seasonal devotion to Christmas by sewing one of our 11 free advent calendar sewing patterns! Whether you want something vintage and elaborate or colorful and a breeze, there's a religious advent pattern for you! It's impossible not to think of Jesus when you're counting down daily to His birth.

Show God how much His love means to you with this beginner-friendly list of religious Christmas projects. And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter, Sewing It Up, to stay in the loop with the latest projects and tutorials.


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Homemade Religious Christmas Ornaments

Lace Christmas Angel Craft

Since the Christmas tree is the center of your holiday decor, it makes sense that it should be decked in the most religious designs!

Sew up these simple DIY Christmas tree ornaments, and you'll have the spirit of the season with you wherever you are in the house. From a vintage and delicate Lace Christmas Angel Craft (shown) to a kawaii Advent DIY Ornament, this collection has a religious piece for every Christmas style.

Regardless of personal taste, however, each of these ornaments is imbued with deep religious symbolism. Angels watching over you and even a Baby Jesus ornament will the word of God on display winter long.

 

  • Lace Angels

    God sends angels to keep watch over His people, so it only makes sense to honor His care with a DIY angel ornament. Keep the guidance and watchfulness of God in mind with this pattern.

  • Little Baby Jesus Ornament

    What could be more religious than the face of Baby Jesus on the day of his birth? This felt ornament is sure to remind you of God's blessings when you open presents on Christmas morning.

  • Adorable Advent DIY Ornament

    So excited for the birth of Jesus that you want to count down in every way possible? Keep your preparation for the Lord's coming on track with this utterly Adorable Advent DIY Ornament.

Advent Calendar Sewing Pattern

Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

If you’re excited about the coming of Jesus Christ, then it’s hard not to start a countdown! Let your enthusiasm show with these simple DIY advent calendars to sew.

In this collection of Christmas advent calendars, there is everything from traditional Christmas tree designs, like the classic Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Tree Advent Calendar (shown), to innovative patterns, like gift bags and advent candles. However, they all bring wonder all season long.

Your kids will love getting a tiny treat every day of the Christmas season, and they'll be sure to thank God for their fortune! It doesn't matter if you put goodies in these patterns or not, though. Each of these DIY advent calendars is a treat to sew and an even bigger treat to hang in the house.

Celebrate December 25th all December long with these free advent calendar sewing patterns.

  • Christmas in July Advent Calendar

    Sometimes your excitement for the Christmas season can't be contained in just one season. Celebrate Jesus' birth all year long with this cozy quilt Christmas in July Advent Calendar.

  • Advent Calendar and Christmas Card Holder

    If Grandma was a big part of Christmas tradition, then you should keep the holiday just like she did! This vintage advent calendar looks like it's been honoring God since the '50s.

  • Easy Felt Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

    Making an advent calendar doesn't have to involve unruly fabrics! Simplify your Christmas devotion by sewing an advent calendar with one of the easiest fabrics out there: felt!

  • DIY Advent Calendar

    Sew your family an advent calendar they'll get excited about year after year. Remind yourself every day of Jesus' birth, and everyone will love finding little treats tucked into this felt pocket pattern.

  • Mitten Advent Calendar

    It may be cold outside, but it's always warm when you're in the arms of God! Count down to Jesus' birth and celebrate the winter weather with this super cute Mitten Advent Calendar.

  • Simple Rustic No Sew Advent Calendar

    You don't have to spend hours slaving over every DIY Christmas craft you make. Choose an advent calendar pattern that's easy, kid-friendly, and pretty with this simple felt design.

  • Advent Countdown Gift Bags

    Put a clever spin on the way you count down for Christmas with these Advent Countdown Gift Bags! Every day the whole family will be blessed with a special baggie treat.

  • Advent Candle Garland Craft

    Let the light of God into your life with this innovative Advent Garland Craft. Though this DIY Christmas decor will brighten up your whole house, no flame is needed.

  • Felt Christmas Advent Calendar

    Put a felt Christmas design in each of the windows of this Felt Christmas Advent Calendar, and your home is guaranteed to have the most cheer. From candy canes to candles, this design has it all.

  • Felt DIY Advent Calendar

    Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but now yours can have a double function as both tree and calendar. Hang this Felt DIY Advent Calendar on the wall for a Christmas countdown everyone will love.

Nativity Crafts for Preschoolers

Felt Nativity Scene Playset Pattern

Every Christian should know the story of the Nativity, so why not tell the story in a way that enthralls everyone, from ages 2 to 92? These simple kids' Nativity sewing patterns will keep the story of Christmas story alive through the 25th and beyond!

Whether you want to put on a production for the kiddos at your Christmas party or let your children play with Nativity toys, like the Felt Nativity Scene Playset Pattern (shown), before bedtime, these patterns make the religion of Christmas as important as the presents.

  • Christmas Finger Puppet Pattern

    Every kid loves finger puppets, and now you can bring the fun of puppetry to the wonder of Jesus' birth using these Nativity characters! Your kids will ask for this story again and again.

  • Christmas Angel Pattern

    The story of the Nativity states that an angel led the wise men to Jesus in the manger. Keep the complete story of the Nativity in sight with this darling, kid-friendly Christmas Angel Pattern.

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