With “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… playing on my iPod in the background, and the little elves in school for a few more hours, the timing seems super to get some craft projects done. I actually love to craft with my kids but there are some frustrations that I have learned to not put any of us through by preparing some of the material in advance. I now do all the painting, spraying and hot gluing ahead of time and leave all the pretty and fun stuff for them to tinker with.
I came across dome of the cutest and most colourful DIYs I have seen this season and I couldn’t wait to share them with you all.
How lovely is the little sparkly reindeer (most likely vintage) serving as a place card to be placed in each plate?
Or this branch to hang stockings? I only got a fireplace this year, but I used to hang our stockings with one of these heavy hook contraption that was always endangering the kids by threatening to fall on their heads if they pulled a little too much. I find that this hanging stocking display has a very Scandinavian feel to it… which is only a reason for me to like it even more!
Whenever I go thrift shopping at the Salvation Army or the Value Village, I come across a slew of these retro plastic cups in all “Care Bears” colours! What a lovely idea it is to have them hanging from the banister with little goodies or candies hanging inside.
A bare wall is tricky to dress up. The obvious wreath is well… too obvious, and not everyone is into making 20 holes in their wall to hang vintage frames with Holiday pictures in them (or something in the same realm which necessitates poking holes in fresh paint). I loved this glass balls garland, that hangs heavily and simply on the wall of the buffet.
‘Tis the season for great and Oh so simple, craft projects. All you need is some cheery tunes playing, a hot glue gun (and I always wear small work gloves to avoid glue burns!) and creativity. One more way to make the season even more personal and create family memories!
source photos: House to Home0