(BPT) - It's time to deck the halls with tinsel, snowflakes and, of course, a steaming cup of holiday cheer. Get in a festive mood and gather the family to craft unique DIY holiday decorations - and make some fun memories together, too.
Festive holiday garland
What better way to welcome the season than with holiday garland? Drape it over the fireplace or the Christmas tree, or even in the front window for all to see. First, cut small squares, stars or hearts out of red and green tissue paper. Using construction paper, cut out letters from your favorite holiday saying. Place one letter on each shape and attach to twine with clothes pins. Feel free to glam it up with sparkles or glitter, too. This craft is an easy classic and will be a hit for holidays to come.
Waste not, want not
Make use of old wine bottles to create a joyful decoration that is so easy to make, you'll wonder why you've waited so long to get crafting. Simply remove the labels, spray paint three similar bottles and decorate each with one letter of the word 'joy.' Keep letters similarly styled with stencils from a local craft store. For extra flair, wrap the neck of the bottles with twine and tie together with a hot glue gun.
Mason jar snow globe
Mason jar snow globes are a quick craft, perfect for passing the time on a billowy winter afternoon. The first step is collecting items for the inside of your globe. If you dare, venture outside and find pine cones. For those wishing to stay warm, a snowman or Christmas tree figurine works just as well. Once you've decided what you'd like to include, glue the items to the inside of the mason jar lid. Next, fill the jar with glitter, water and a few drops of glycerin to allow your 'snow' to fall more naturally. Finish it up by securing the lid shut with a glue gun. It's as simple as that!
A craft fit to please your sweet tooth, candy sleighs are a holiday treat the kids can help create. Have you ever noticed the curve of candy canes mirrors that of Santa's sleigh? For a sweet replica of the big man's ride, hot glue six to eight candy canes together side-by-side. When finished, add a piece of licorice rope for reins or stock pile with brightly wrapped pieces of candy to mimic presents.
A mess-free clean-up
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