Nothing is more festive and heartfelt than receiving a homemade gift for Christmas. In fact, DIY projects are great for the whole family to make. So, take a trip to your local craft store and start creating!
Colorful Glass Ornaments
If you’re tired of the same old ornaments you can find in stores, why not take the initiative to create your own? These painted ornaments are simple and easy to make. All you need are plain, clear ornaments and acrylic paint of any color you’d like. Because you have to put the paint inside of the ornament, rather than outside- they come out beautiful and will add a lot of color to your tree this year!
Wooden Photo Ornaments
If you’re looking to give a sentimental gift this year, why not turn an old family photo into a wooden ornament? These make great gifts for family and friends, and can be hung on Christmas trees year after year. You will need to find distressed wooden circles with pre-cut holes, but if these are not available you can always purchase plain wooden ornaments, paint them white, and lightly use sandpaper to create a distressed look. Of course, this is your creation, so how you decide to make it is up to you.
Handmade Sugar Scrubs
Bath gift sets are great for those on your Christmas list who enjoy relaxing. However, if you’re up for the challenge you can create festive bath scrubs that smell like gingerbread or bath bombs that look like snowflakes. You may have to find certain molds at your local craft store, but these bath items use pretty common baking ingredients.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
You may think of popsicle sticks as being a summer only item. However, various craft stores supply them all year round. The best part? They’re kid friendly and easy to work with. Just grab some hot glue and paint and try making Christmas DIY projects like picture frame ornament or festive signs out of popsicle sticks.
Mason Jar Madness
If you have a few mason jars laying around or enjoy decorating your home with rustic themes these festive mason jars are something you should make. They’re fairly simple to create because all you need is paint and basic craft materials. From stocking stuffers to candle holders to stamped creations, mason jars can help you add that rustic feel you’ve been wanting in your home.
Homemade Hot Cocoa
As the months get colder, you may be looking for a treat to warm you up. Hot cocoa often does the trick. Of course, instead of handing out generic hot chocolate packets why not spruce it up with the famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? This Christmas DIY project uses hot chocolate bags are simple to make because all you need is hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and piping bags. Give them to friends as party favors or as extra stocking stuffers for the kids.
So, if you’re looking to spread creativity this holiday season. Give these Christmas DIY projects a try! Do you and your family have any special projects you plan to make this year? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.