Happy Holidays! With Christmas fast approaching, I finally got a few Christmas DIY crafts done. Talk about cutting it close. Between Sugar Plum Z’s birthday, both of us being sick, the Hubs crazy schedule and my never ending state of being exhausted, things just went undone. But I am happy to say that I completed a few DIY projects for the holiday.
These crafts were super easy so if you are just getting in the mood or finding the time, go ahead and give them a go. You will love them and feel happy you did them. I sure did.
This DIY wreath was very easy to complete. I picked up a wreath on sale for $2.50 and used ornaments from the last few years. We changed our Christmas tree colors to red and gold this year so I had plenty to choose from. This is a great way to use ornaments you still love, get creative and have a decoration unique to you and yours.
- Plain wreath
- Wire rimmed ribbon
- Ornament hooks
- Wrap wreath with wire rimmed ribbon. Cut ribbon and secure last loop around the previous loop
- Using 2-4 ornament hooks, attached ornaments of choice to wreath
- Admire your work and hang it for everyone to see
These were super easy to make. So much so Sugar Plum Z was able to join in. Of course all of our ornaments except one are plastic so little toddler hands can surely handle this DIY.
- Empty lanterns
- Ornaments in various sizes
Place the ornaments in the lanterns attempting to keep the top part of the ornament facing towards the back. Attempting being the operative word. The ornaments and the toddler had their own agenda.
- Display on mantle or as centerpieces for your dinner table
- Congratulate yourself and your toddler for a job well done
Mini Gratitude Christmas Tree
This one is very special to me. Jaye of “Curvatude” shared her Advent Tree which served as inspiration for this project. It has been an interesting year so taking the time out to write out what I am grateful was a great way to connect with what’s truly important. To add an educational component, I decided to write Merry Christmas in 20 different language on the front of every card. On the inside I wrote the language at the top and then what I am grateful for in the middle. Practicing pronouncing Merry Christmas in each language was fun with Big Z. Even little Z got in on the action. When my nieces were over, it was fun to see them point out the languages they know and attempt to pronounce the ones they don’t know. I plan to keep these little cards and reflect on them when I am having great days and when I am having tough days.
- Mini blank cards
- Colored Markers
- Fill out the front of each card or leave them blank
- Write out your gratitude statement or anything else you choose on the inside
- Hang in the shape of a Christmas tree in an area you can easily see
What holiday DIY projects have you worked on this season?