Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Dec 17, 2013
Craft Roundup: Easy Holiday Wrapping, Ornaments, Garland
Slow it down! This week's four blog DIY ideas feature simple concepts for creating everything from calendars to decor with reindeer, candy and color blocking.
With all the possibilities for making and giving handmade gifts during the holidays, it's easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to tackling a project. It's OK to say that there are too many great ideas online and not enough days in the month! This week's roundup features some simple crafts that are light on steps but heavy in creativity, especially when you stand back and take a look at your family's hard work.
When it's time to package up your handmade gifts, don't forget the homemade wrapping paper! Splash of Something shows you to how to create a reindeer-themed package complete with poofy red noses on each fingerprint face.
For a young crafter who has the sewing bug, this simple project is a great holiday craft idea. In this tutorial from the Purl Soho in New York, a small piece of colorful felt doubles as a delightful ribbon candy ornament.
An iron-on transfer and this country calendar image result in a practical Christmas or New Year's Day gift for someone on your holiday list. Check out Dollar Store Crafts for this year's calendar download – as well as instructions on how to create the towel.
This oversized, chunky garland can easily be pulled together with the help of the whole family. Present a strand of this holiday decor, created by Sugar and Cloth, as a hostess gift this season.