The festive season is almost upon us again. As we prepare to unwind, relax and celebrate, it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on the year that has passed and prepare for the upcoming Holidays. If you are one of the people who are well organized, who manage to do everything on time and never procrastinate with daily tasks and obligations, you might not need the advice on how to make the last minute decorations and ornaments. But, in case you aren’t prepared, pre-holiday stress can make you forget even the most obvious and important items.
So, to help you with Holiday preparation, we’ve put together this handy list of DIY crafts that you can make with your family.
– Old Christmas tree ornaments – Coat your ornaments with a colorful spray or add a bit of glitter and give your ornaments a new look.
– Buy or make snowman, heart or star shaped ginger cookies and have your children decorate them with silicone food colours. When done, simply make a hole in each cookie, put a thread on and now, you can put these cookies on your tree and use them as ornaments.
– Table decorations – All you need are green colour muffin paper cups, cardboard and a white Christmas tree spray. Use the cardboard to make three different sizes of funnel. Then, cut the bottoms of the paper cups and put one paper cup on the top of each other – each time you cut the bottom, cut it smaller. Glue the top and when dry, spray these homemade Christmas trees with the white spray. Your table decorations are ready.
– We all have empty jars and candles at home. They can also be useful for Christmas decorations. Use a hairspray to coat the jar lids. When dry, top them with blue glitter. Again, use the hairspray to spray the inside of the jar. Add coconut, which will stick to the sides of the jar and will look like snow. After, put a small candle inside. Light up the candle, make a small hole on the jar lid, and put the lid on the top.
– Snowman – All you need is a white sock and rice. Put rice inside a sock and tie both ends with elastic bands. Form each part of the snowman with different sock sizes. You can also make different shapes, such as a snowman’s hat… The rest is your imagination and creativity.
Making crafts and decorations will be an afternoon well spent – these homemade decorations don’t require a lot of money and most importantly, you will be able to spend quality time with your children.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, share with us in the comment section below!