Alright, craft enthusiasts and festive fun-seekers! With these 13 holiday DIYs you can dive headfirst into the glitter-laden, glue-sticked frenzy of holiday crafting.
Forget about cookie-cutter store-bought decor and gifts and show Santa what real creativity looks like (and hopefully dodge that naughty list in the process). With projects ranging from “I can totally do this” to “What have I gotten myself into?”, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner.
Dog Treat Wreath
This Dog Treat Wreath is the ultimate canine Christmas gift. It’s a festive decor piece and a treat dispenser all in one, because let’s face it, your dog’s been good all year.
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Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Scrub away your past mistakes with Peppermint Sugar Scrub. It’s not just a skin treat; it’s a festive way to say goodbye to those oops moments, made with coconut oil, sugar, and a hint of color for that peppermint stripe effect.
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Personalized Metal Water Bottle
Etch your mark with Salt Water Etching. It’s the craft that combines science and art, and is perfect for customizing metal water bottles with a touch of personal flair.
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Melted Crayon Ornaments
Got crayon leftovers? Melt them into art with Melted Crayon Ornaments. This craft is super to make, and even artistically challenged folks can swirl their way into impressive Christmas ornaments.
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Wine Cork Reindeer
Wine Cork Reindeer: the craft that gives your wine habit a Christmas twist. Transform those corks into adorable reindeer, because every bottle of wine should contribute to holiday cheer.
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Candy Christmas Trees
Crafting Candy Christmas Trees is a sweet way to decorate, literally. It’s a deliciously creative activity that’s family-friendly and likely to shrink as you ‘sample’ your art supplies.
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Turn your trash into treasure with Recycled Ornaments. Using last year’s wrapping paper scraps, it’s a wink at being eco-conscious and a nod to your hoarding tendencies.
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Thumbprint Christmas Cards
Say it with prints with Thumbprint Christmas Cards. A few thumbprints here and a Sharpie there, and you’ve got a personal card that’s more thumb than humdrum.
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Stained Glass Candle Holders
Light up your house with Faux Stained Glass Candle Holders. Tissue paper, Mod Podge, and a little creativity turn ordinary votives into luminous art pieces.
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DIY Dog Treat Jar
Show your pooch some love with a DIY Dog Treat Jar. It’s like a cookie jar, but for your dog, because your furry best friend deserves his own stash of goodies.
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Pinecone Ornaments: where backyard pinecones and acorns turn into holiday décor. And after all nothing says Christmas like tree decorations made from trees.
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Tea Infused Bath Bombs
Fancy a spa day at home? Whip up these Tea Infused Bath Bombs and soak in the luxury of ‘fancy tea time’ meets ‘bath time’. Ideal for gifting to those who appreciate a little brew with their bubbles.
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DIY Advent Calendar
Count down to Christmas with a DIY Advent Calendar that’s as fun to make as it is to use. Paper mache boxes get a festive makeover, creating a calendar that doubles as a decorative Christmas tree.
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