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My Favorite Holiday Crafts

December 12 2023

Welcome to a world of holiday creativity! I want to share some delightful festive crafts that have added charm to my holiday season. Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner, I invite you to join me on this creative journey to infuse some handmade charm into your holiday celebrations. Let me know which ones you end up trying! I'd also love to hear about your favorite holiday crafts.

<p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;" data-mce-style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;">Pom Poms</span></p> <p>I created these pom poms to use as unique present toppers, as a sensory activity to engage my 3-year-old and 1-year-old, and to craft numerous garlands for decorating both my home and Christmas tree. It's enjoyable to discover a variety of yarns with different weights and colors, allowing me to blend textures, hues, and vibes in my creations.</p>

pom poms tutorial no. 1 pom pom tutorial no 2

 

 

<p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;" data-mce-style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;">Dried Orange Garland</span></p> <p>This is one of my favorite holiday activities! It makes your home smell delicious and is so pretty. You can also make garland with other citrus fruits to add different colors, and I like to use clementines for their smaller size. Pro-tip: I use wire fairy-lights, and they make the oranges GLOW!</p>

dried orange garland tutorial no. 1 dried orange garland tutorial no. 2 learn more

 

<p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;" data-mce-style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; letter-spacing: 5px; text-transform: uppercase;">DIY ORnaments</span></p> <div style="text-align: start;" data-mce-style="text-align: start;"></div> <div style="text-align: start;" data-mce-style="text-align: start;">There are SO many ways to make ornaments!<br><br></div> <ol data-mce-fragment="1"> <li style="text-align: center;"><span data-mce-fragment="1" data-mce-style="font-weight: 400;">The first method involves buying clear glass or plastic and then coloring the insides with paint from squeeze bottles. You can also make speckled and streaked patterns in addition to solid colors. The possibilities are endless!<br></span></li> </ol>

ornament tutorial learn more

 

The second method is how I do yearly ornaments for my children. We gift these to family, friends, and ourselves! They’re fun to do with the kids (if they’re younger than four years old, they can choose the paper color, shape, and ribbon). I print out a photo of my kids that is a good photo of them for that year. I draw a circle or trace an ornament shape that will be larger than their face in the photo on either colored construction paper or card stock. I cut out their face in a circle (using a smaller canned good as my guide). Glue the face to the ornament shape. I write the year on the ornament with a Sharpie marker. Then I run them through my xyron creative station to laminate the ornament, but you can also use lamination sheets. Lastly, use a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the ornament, string a pretty ribbon or yarn through the top, and add a little pom for decoration as well.

 

Looking for more crafting ideas? Check out my crafting Pinterest board or my holiday themed board!
Happy Crafting!
Love, Christina

 

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