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9 Fun DIY Christmas Projects for the Family

Nicole and Bianca CuteDIYprojects Blogger There’s always something magical about Christmas. The spirit of giving is in the air, families spend precious time together, friends wish each other good will- it’s the best season to be jolly, indeed. But celebrating Christmas need not be expensive to be enjoyable. What better way to express your joy this season than by creating homemade Christmas projects with your loved ones? As we all know, homemade always trumps anything that is store-bought. Not only are you able to make objects which you can treasure for many Christmases to come, you also get to spend valuable time with your family and friends. To get you started, the compilation below lists some of the best DIY Christmas projects that are available on the Web.

1. Candy Sleighs

candy sleighs

These festive candy sleighs make for great giveaways to friends and neighbors! Though they might look a bit complicated, these sleds are actually very easy to construct. The needed materials are a glue gun, candy canes, candies and wrapped chocolates (recommended are flat bars like KitKats and Hershey’s chocolates).
Tutorial: link

2. Fun Snowman From Plastic Cups

Fun Snowman From Plastic Cups


No need for snow to make this quirky snowman! This ornament can be done no matter what time of the year it is. All you need is some cheap white plastic cups (there’s no reason to buy new ones- used ones will do, just clean them properly beforehand), a stapler, glue gun, colored paper, plus a little bit of creative flair.
Tutorial: link

3. Peppermint Christmas Ornament Candies

 

Peppermint is a flavor that most people associate with the holiday season. While stores stock the usual candy canes, you can create your own Christmas-themed peppermint candies, which can also double as ornaments for your Christmas tree or as fun giveaways for neighbors and friends.
Tutorial: link

4. Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

For a truly unique Christmas project, try making these handprint ornaments made from salt dough. As the name suggests, these cute things are made from a mixture of flour, salt, and water, then decorated with acrylic paint and covered with a sealant. You can decorate them with handprints or with some other designs of your own.
Tutorial: link

5. No Cook Cinnamon Ornaments

No-Cook-Cinnamon-Ornaments

Want a project that is kid-friendly and super easy to make? These cinnamon scented ornaments require no cooking of any sort and is only made out of four ingredients: flour, salt, water, and cinnamon. Not only do these look great once you’ve finished decorating them, they also give out an awesome cinnamon-y scent too.
Tutorial: link

6. Handmade Hoop Ornaments

Handmade Hoop Ornaments

These handmade hoop ornaments are some of the best-looking DIY Christmas projects that you can make this season. While the design possibilities for these ornaments are endless (you can decorate them with traditional Christmas designs or personalize them with names and other season-neutral artwork), these things require a little bit of stitching and embroidery skill.
Tutorial: link

7. Painted or Filled DIY Ball Ornaments

Painted-or-Filled-DIY-Ball-Ornaments

Store-bought ball ornaments are the usual go-to Christmas tree ornaments- but wouldn’t it be cooler if you can make your own? These ball ornaments are made from clear glass ball ornaments, which are further customized by filling them with paint, flocking powder, or candy sprinkles.
Tutorial: link

8. Salt Dough Footprint Heart

Salt Dough Footprint Heart


This project is perfect for mommies. Children grow up too fast and we want something that can serve as everlasting reminders of their happy childhoods. These decorations are very easy to make; you just need a basic salt dough recipe, acrylic paint to decorate the finished ornament with, plus sealant (if you want to display it outside).
Tutorial: link

9. DIY Christmas Tree Garlands

DIY-Christmas-Tree-Garlands

If you have a lot of extra cupcake cases lying around (from all that holiday baking), then you can string them through some twine and turn them into fun Christmas tree garlands. This project is very easy to do and is something which you can do with kids. All you need to do is glue together some cupcake cases to form “trees” and then attach them to twine to complete your garland. Tutorial: link