It’s less than three months until Christmas day, which means you have plenty of time to get your hands busy to make beautiful and heartwarming creations for everyone you love. After all, nothing says, “Thank you for being in my life,” than handmade Christmas-inspired memorabilia, so go ahead and start crafting.
However, since there are so many things that you can do with basic crafting materials, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices to just a few ones. But if you don’t have any idea what kind of crafts to do during your spare time, here are five Christmas DIY projects that you can begin working on:
- Tree Ornaments
With online shopping, it’s so easy to buy Christmas decorations from the internet rather than go to the malls or flea markets to find the items you’re looking for. Plus, doing so is much cheaper and more convenient because you can just go online to place your orders. However, they will lack your personal touch, which is kind of what Christmas is all about.
While store-bought decorations and ornaments are beautiful, nothing will beat handmade ones that you put your effort into. Since Christmas is still more than two months away, consider making your own tree ornaments with metallic craft paper and string so that your decorations will look unique.
- Greeting Cards
Nowadays, more people prefer online greetings or ready-made cards to give to other people during the holiday season. And while there’s nothing wrong with that per se, the act has become even more impersonal, if that’s possible. The cards no longer represent the warmth and love that they once held.
If you want to show your love and appreciation to your loved ones, consider making them handmade greeting cards. It can be done from scratch, or you can use card templates. But if you want to save the environment, you can just make one card and then scan it so you can send it to everyone online.
- Napkin Rings
If you have old Christmas light bulbs that you’re planning to throw out and replace, consider upcycling them into fun napkin rings instead. These can be a great addition to your usual dining set for when you have friends and family over during Christmas day. You can use regular twine or red and white striped ones to tie onto the separated light bulbs.
However, if you’re feeling a bit more extra, you can even go ahead and paint over the bulbs so that you can truly make them your design. But make sure to use the right type of paint, such as acrylic enamel, so that your design will last for a long time. Once you’ve completed your designs, use a hot glue gun to stick the twine onto the bulbs and place them on your napkins.
- Mint Sugar Scrub
Holiday shopping is always fun but exhausting. Plus, it can take money out of your holiday budget, especially if you plan to give presents to a lot of people. However, since Christmas day is still a few months away, why not consider making handmade gifts for your friends and family this year?
For instance, you can give everyone homemade mint lip and body sugar scrubs. It’s fairly easy to make; all you need is your choice of oil, white sugar, mint extract, green food coloring, containers, and twine. Once you’ve mixed everything, you can simply put them into the tiny containers and tie them up with twine before handing them out to your loved ones on Christmas.
- Makeshift Wreath
You don’t always have to buy your wreaths at the market. Since you have a lot of time on your hands, you can take this opportunity to make one from scratch, using Styrofoam snowballs, fabric scraps, pine cones, pompoms, coffee filters, or just about any kind of material you can think of using.
The important thing is that you have a circular wire template where you can attach the wreath materials before you create your final design. If you’re going with a theme for your Christmas celebration, then make sure that your wreath will fit in with the other designs so that it won’t look out of place.
Christmas is the best time to spread love, happiness, and joy to the world. You can be extra and sappy, but no one would complain because it’s exactly what the holiday season is celebrated for. So don’t let the holiday grinches ruin one of the most wonderful times of the year—Christmas day!
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