Make Your Own Jesus Christmas Blocks + Four Additional Block Gifts

Christmas Blocks

I {LOVE} Christmas! I love the aroma of peppermint sweetening the air. I love Christmas music. AHHH… Christmas music alone makes me want to have Christmas year round. I love watching Christmas movies with my family huddled in blankets and eating popcorn together. I love the joy that Christmas can bring with our hearts focused on Jesus. I enjoy making and creating gifts for others. One of my favorite gifts to give is Christmas blocks. 

As I was making these blocks with my family last Christmas, my husband realized he could make a cross shape with the blocks that included the name of JESUS. What a revelation that was! It seems so simple, but Jesus and the cross mean everything to us as Christians. How many of us in the hustle and bustle continue to forget to spend time with the baby in the manger that would later grown into our Savior that would die on the cross for each and every one of us? I know I have many times throughout the years, but this last Christmas was just another way the Lord was showing our family to keep JESUS in the center of Christmas.

Isaiah 9:6 says,

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting  Father, Prince of Peace.

Don’t you just love that verse? Let us be intentional about keeping Jesus first and foremost in our Christmas’. Because of all of those reasons, I wanted to give you 5 simple block gift ideas that will help you keep a Jesus focused Christmas this year. These are also great gift ideas to create for those in your life. If you have not made wooden blocks before, I have a more detailed explanation on how to make wooden blocks in a previous post here.

Five Wooden Christmas Block Gift Ideas

1) Christmas Countdown Blocks

  • Use two wooden square blocks and use one Jenga piece as the base of the block. Then add scrapbook paper and make it your families coChristmas countdown to Jesus’ birthday 🙂

Countdown blocks

2) Jesus Wooden Blocks

  • Use five wooden blocks and spell out the name of JESUS. Decorate and glue down with modge podge on all sides of every block. Find stickers or letters and put JESUS on each individual block.


3) Nativity Wooden Blocks

  • Use at least five wooden blocks to create the Christmas nativity scene. These make great gifts for toddlers and young children. My five-year-old still loves stacking and playing with them. You need to find nativity stickers or find some online. I found free nativity graphics here and printed them out. Cut around them and glued them onto gold scrapbook paper.

Jesus Blocks

4) Gift Block Ornament

  • Use one wooden block. Glue scrapbook paper on all sides. Tie ribbon around the wooden block and it makes a gift. Then add an ornament hanger and place on your Christmas tree. Make some for your neighbors and add a tag that says, “Jesus is the real gift this Christmas!”

Wooden Ornament

5) Jesus Wooden Blocks PLUS Creating a Cross

  • Use seven wooden blocks. Decorate and glue down with modge podge on all sides of every block with decorative paper. Find stickers or letters and put JESUS on the blocks accordingly. Then get a wooden popsicle stick and place under the three horizontal blocks to keep them from falling. They will fall unless you want to permanently glue them to each other. I did not glue my blocks to each other permanently since we love changing it up. We now have two ways to use our Jesus Christmas Blocks. 

Jesus Cross Blocks


We created many word blocks that represent the Christmas season like JOY, PEACE, LOVE, or NOEL. I pray that no matter what you create that it will draw you to Jesus this Christmas. What joy we have had sharing our love with others this Christmas.

Jesus Nativity

Joy Blocks

peace blocks

Merry Christmas! 

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  1. Tai East says:

    Great post, Johanna! Those are creative and beautiful! You guys did an awesome job. I wish I had the time to do something like that this year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! GOD bless you, Lovely! 🙂

    • devotedtomaker says:

      Thank you, Tai, for such sweet words 🙂 You can always do something like that next year 🙂 Always a blessing when you stop by! Many Blessings sweet sister in Christ and Have a Merry Christmas!

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