There’s always something magical about Christmas. The spirit of giving is in the air, families spend precious time together, friends wish each other good will- it’s the best season to be jolly, indeed. But celebrating Christmas need not be expensive to be enjoyable. What better way to express your joy this season than by creating homemade Christmas projects with your loved ones? As we all know, homemade always trumps anything that is store-bought. Not only are you able to make objects which you can treasure for many Christmases to come, you also get to spend valuable time with your family and friends. To get you started, the compilation below lists some of the best DIY Christmas projects that are available on the Web.
1. Candy Sleighs
These festive candy sleighs make for great giveaways to friends and neighbors! Though they might look a bit complicated, these sleds are actually very easy to construct. The needed materials are a glue gun, candy canes, candies and wrapped chocolates (recommended are flat bars like KitKats and Hershey’s chocolates).
2. Fun Snowman From Plastic Cups
No need for snow to make this quirky snowman! This ornament can be done no matter what time of the year it is. All you need is some cheap white plastic cups (there’s no reason to buy new ones- used ones will do, just clean them properly beforehand), a stapler, glue gun, colored paper, plus a little bit of creative flair.
3. Peppermint Christmas Ornament Candies
Peppermint is a flavor that most people associate with the holiday season. While stores stock the usual candy canes, you can create your own Christmas-themed peppermint candies, which can also double as ornaments for your Christmas tree or as fun giveaways for neighbors and friends.
4. Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
For a truly unique Christmas project, try making these handprint ornaments made from salt dough. As the name suggests, these cute things are made from a mixture of flour, salt, and water, then decorated with acrylic paint and covered with a sealant. You can decorate them with handprints or with some other designs of your own.
5. No Cook Cinnamon Ornaments
Want a project that is kid-friendly and super easy to make? These cinnamon scented ornaments require no cooking of any sort and is only made out of four ingredients: flour, salt, water, and cinnamon. Not only do these look great once you’ve finished decorating them, they also give out an awesome cinnamon-y scent too.