The holiday season is the perfect time for homeweners to put their crafting skills to work. There are many simple, fun things that can made by kids and adults alike. Here are 5 DIY holiday crafts to make at home:
Popsicle stick snowflakes. With a few Popsicle sticks, some glue, and a little glitter, you can make your own pretty snowflakes. Add string to turn them into ornaments or decorations to hang in front of windows.
Ornament wreath. Take a green wreath and hot glue on small solid colored glass or plastic balls. Depending on the size of the wreath, you won’t need more than a dozen balls to achieve a beautiful result. Add a festive red bow to the top, and you have a cheerful, colorful wreath for your front door.
Hand stamped wrapping paper. This craft is perfect if you love the look of brown paper packages tied up with strings, but want to add a little more color. Take a roll of brown paper and use stamps to create your own designs. You can do different stamps for each package, and then tie each one up with a color coordinated string or ribbon. It’s an easy way to personalize gifts for loved ones.
Sock snowman. Take an old white sock and give it a new purpose by transforming it into a happy little snowman. Just stuff the sock with cotton balls and tie off the top to make the head. Add details like googly eyes, a hat, and twigs for arms.
Homemade advent calendar. For families with young kids, an advent calendar is a great way to count down to Christmas. Make your own by writing down activities and wrapping a few small gifts, each numbered 1 to 24. Have the child open the gift or read the activity out loud. Then they have something to do and look forward to every day until the holiday.