If you have ventured into any store in the last week or two you will notice that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Already! If you start earlier with Christmas crafts, then you may be able to avoid the stress of trying to fit everything in on such a short time table.
Since I’m not the most creative person around, I appreciate that others are. And thanks to the internet I can “borrow” their ideas and make them my own. Check out these great ideas to get into the Christmas spirit and make decking your halls less stressful and more fun.
14 Christmas/Winter DIY Crafts and Gifts to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Adorn your home with this beautiful Christmas terrarium to help get in a festive mood. But, when you pick up your supplies, get extras because they are so cute and make lovely gifts. I like that this craft is self-contained.
Let your creative juices flow with these rustic Christmas ornament jars. They feature small plastic containers that look like mason jars. Create yuletide scenes in these jars and display them proudly on your Christmas tree.
If you want to stun friends and family with adorable, one-of-a-kind gifts, then you’ll want to make these wood photo ornaments. Grab some wood slices from Amazon, photo paper, and some other supplies to make these ornaments. Also, visit Facebook pages to get some photos to print and affix onto the ornaments.
While red and green are the primary colors of Christmas, don’t forget silver and gold. These mini tinsel wreaths will add a silvery sparkle to your holiday. You can use wired tinsel or glue silver tinsel onto bamboo or wooden rings. These can be used as ornaments or in a centerpiece featuring artificial Christmas greenery.
Looking for a way to get kids into a festive spirit? If you want something that is fun and not difficult on the young ones, then try this easy Christmas tree craft design. Spend some quality time with your kids, nieces and nephews, or students by gathering up some cardboard, paint, string, and buttons.
Those of us who have a pine tree in our yards know clearing away pinecones is a pain, but now we can put them to good use with these pinecone heart ornaments. This will add a natural, outdoor feel to your tree. If you don’t have pinecones where you live you can still make these ornaments: Have those pinecones shipped to you.
While you will not make a good pizza with salt dough, you can make some sweet looking Christmas ornaments. The dough is easy to make, and the ornaments will be a breeze when you grab some holiday cookie cutters. Paint your salt dough ornaments.
If you love the look of bleached pinecones but don’t want to bring bleach into your home, we have an all-natural way to make them. Gather up your pinecones, some off-white chalk paint, and a few other items, and you are on your way to making these decorative pieces.
Pro Tip: If you want to make your own chalk paint, we teach you in this DIY craft.
If you would love to have a snow-flocked Christmas tree but are not ready to get rid of the tree you have, just make your own with this easy DIY method. You will need some snow flocking powder and a sifter. Add a spray bottle and some water, and you will soon have a flocked Christmas tree.
Pomanders have a rich history, and they are a neat way to add color to your home. They will also add a warming fragrance because of the cloves. All you need are oranges, whole cloves, ribbon, and kabob skewers to add a flair to your Christmas tree.
This peppermint sugar body scrub is such an easy gift you can make as a Christmas gift for your friends, but you will want to make some extra for yourself. You will need a small mason jar, granulated sugar (extra fine if you have it), coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and peppermint candy. That’s it! You will love this one. (Also, you will want to pick up extra mason jars for the next two items.)
Before you fill the space under the tree with gifts, fill your home with the aroma of simmering spices for Christmas. This DIY stovetop potpourri makes a nice gift and is filled with oranges, apples, cinnamon and cranberries.
I’m always amazed when people can look at an ordinary object and see the artistic potential of it (like our own Lauren Croskey did with this DIY home decor piece). How about this for creativity: Turn that old pickle jar into a beautiful wintery, Christmas scene to liven up your home for the holidays.
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