This year, during the pandemic, everyone could use some extra holiday cheer. Whether you are celebrating alone, with your spouse, kids, or even extended family, everyone no matter their age loves to do crafts, especially if the crafts add a personal touch to your holiday attire. Here are five gorgeous DIY holiday crafts that are sure to lift even the most grinchesque people in your home:
1. mini hat ornaments
These mini hat ornaments are super cute and can be made to fit any Christmas tree theme. Simply grab one or even a few colors of yarn, a pair of sharp scissors, tissue paper or cotton balls, and an old cardboard “core” of a paper towel roll. Start by cutting your paper towel core into equal pieces or the desired length. Cut strings of relatively the same length of yarn and tie them onto the cardboard until no cardboard is showing. Slip all the strings of yarn through the cardboard onto the other side. Next, grab one cotton ball and put it into the “hat” while you cut one more string of yarn to tie all of the remaining strings of yarn together. Lastly, snip off extra yarn on the top of the hat so that there is a “pom-pom” on top of the hat.
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2.Dried Orange garland
This DIY will not only look great under any doorway or fireplace but also will have your house smelling warm and happy! You will need 2-3 oranges, some yarn or string, scissors, a sharp knife, a cookie sheet, paper towels, and parchment paper. Simply grab 2-3 medium-sized oranges and slice them in equal thicknesses. Pat them dry using a paper towel and line the baking sheet with parchment paper and the slices of orange. Preheat the oven to the lowest setting (around 200 degrees F) and let them dehydrate for a few hours. Make sure to check them every 30 minutes to an hour. Next, simply cut some string or festive yarn and tie the slices to the string to hang up anywhere in your home!
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3. paper cone wreaths
Regular wreaths are so generic and leave your home looking like everyone else’s home during the holidays, but this hack will leave the door of your home looking more inviting for holiday visitors! For this DIY you will need scissors, colorful paper or cardstock that matches the theme of your home, a hot glue gun, a large piece of cardstock, and glitter(optional). First, cut the cardstock in the circle size you want your wreath to be and cut another circle inside to create the wreath look. Grab your sheets of colored paper or cardstock and cut them into the same size squares. Fold your squares into cone shapes and simply glue them shut. After you have made all your cones or enough to approximately line your cardboard, hot glue the cones to the cardboard making sure the smaller part of the cone is facing towards the inside of the cardboard. Make sure you layer the cones to give it the “wreath look” and add glitter if desired!
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Instead of buying another elf on the shelf this Christmas, try making elves out of pinecones! You will need pinecones, scissors, a sharpie, felt pieces, hot glue, and ping pong balls. First, attach your ping pong ball or the head of your elf onto the narrower part of the pinecone by using hot glue. Cut out scarves, hats(fold a square piece into a cone), mittens(optional), and shoes for your elf. Hot glue the accessories onto the pinecone elf and lastly, use a sharpie and draw faces on the elves!
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5.DIY Christmas Muddy Buddy
In our house, Christmas muddy buddy is a must, but making it at home is so much better! You will need a box of your preferred Chex cereal, wax paper, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, red and green M&Ms, vanilla extract, baking trays, a large microwave-safe bowl, a spatula, and chocolate chips, butter. Simply, line your baking tray with wax paper and microwave the peanut butter, butter, and chocolate for around a minute. Add in your vanilla and cereal and combine with a spatula. Now add the powdered sugar and fold gently. Spread mixture on baking sheets and leave to cool!
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From the True Urban Culture family to your family, we hope you have a happy, safe, and fun-filled holiday!