Making DIY Christmas decorations is a great tradition to start this year. Especially during the few days between the beginning of Christmas break and the actual holiday. The further along you get on the advent calendar, the crazier they get.
DIY Christmas Decorations Your Kids Can Make
Unless they’re really small, the following DIY Christmas decorations are all great projects for kids to undertake. Some require some adult supervision, but they’re all fun and many of these things will last long enough to turn into wonderful momentos of Christmases past.
Here’s a great traditional decoration kids can make with an orange, a bunch of whole cloves, a pencil and length of ribbon. It may not be much to look at but boy does it smell good. Best of all, these things can last for years if properly dried. Check out the full instructions at instructibles.com.
Surprise Christmas Trees
These fun, standing DIY Christmas decorations actually contain candy or cookies on the inside, making them a fun thing to break open after dinner. You can also make them without the goodies if you want to keep them around. The paper cups on the inside make them easy to shape and quick to assemble. Learn more at funinthemaking.net.
DIY Applesauce Ornaments
I remember making these applesauce and cinnamon non-edible ornaments when I was a kid. They look like cookies but are hard like clay, and they smell great for years. Best of all, they’re quick and easy to make. Find out how at katyelliott.com.
DIY Almond Bird Ornaments
At first glance, you’d never know these adorable birds are actually made from un-shelled almonds, but that’s what makes them so much fun to make. The tough part is definitely the hats, but a little patience will definitely result in ornaments your family will have forever. Learn more at BHG.com.
DIY Tiny Christmas Tree
The ones pictured are being used for place settings, but these fun, tiny christmas trees are actually a perfect craft for the non-talented DIY Christmas decoration maker. All you need are little disks of stumps, which you can get at any Christmas tree stand, a drill and a few springs of pine. Spray them with a little watered-down white school glue, so the needles stay attached and you have a fun decoration that will last for years. Learn more at juliasroomfordessert.blogspot.com.
What are your favorite DIY Christmas decorations? Share them in the comments below and help someone else’s children have a wonderful holiday.