5 Fun Craft Ideas for the Holidays
If you’re just about ready to get in the holiday spirit (or you’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween), taking on a few festive craft projects is exactly what the head elf ordered. Crafting is a fun way to get your creative juices flowing, and the final products make great one-of-a-kind gifts that your loved ones will treasure. What’s not to love?
Take a look at these five fun craft ideas for the holidays (Santa’s workshop not included).
#1 You’ll Never Want to Buy a Store-bought Candle Again
There’s nothing like spending some quality time sniffing away in the candle aisle but trust us; making your own is so much better. All it takes is a few simple supplies to start creating your own unique candles. The best part is that they’re fully customizable.
Whether you’re into peppermint or frosted pine, you can create candles with your favorite colors and scents. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Containers to pour your candles into, like:
- Mason jars
- Vintage glasses
- Recycled candle containers (so eco-friendly!)
- Wax (we suggest using Bulk Apothecary’s beeswax)
- Essential oils
- Candle dye (optional, but very pretty)
You can get all the supplies you need at your local craft store, and you can even purchase a candle making kit if you really want an easy-peasy lemon-scented craft.
#2 A Scrapbook of Holidays Past
Sure, looking at photos on Instagram is great, but being able to reminisce over a real scrapbook is even more meaningful. No one’s competing for “likes” in a scrapbook, so go ahead and include your favorite goofy photo. Plus, you can always continue to add new pages to your book, so it’s a craft that keeps on giving. Get creative with borders, cardstock, and stickers to make your scrapbook even more one-of-a-kind.
#3 Cookies for Santa’s Little Helper (Your Dog, Not the Elves!)
You’ve already baked a ton of cookies for your fellow humans this year, so why not give your canine pals some holiday love?
Making your own dog treats is incredibly easy and cost-effective, meaning it’s a holiday project that’s as fun as it is practical. Just be sure to stay away from ingredients like chocolate or raisins since these can be puppy poisons.
A bag of homemade dog treats, a chew toy, and some pet-friendly CBD (be sure to use a quality, lab-tested brand like CBDfx pet products) is a gift that’s sure to please any pet owner—or make you the coolest dog parent in town.
#4 Truly Special Tree Trimmings
What’s the difference between a generic-looking Christmas tree and a Tannenbaum that really shines?
Anyone can go to the store and buy a pack of red balls, but meaningful, homemade trimmings are what will make your tree a showstopper. Take a look at these festive DIY ideas:
- Custom picture ornaments
- Paper snowflake garland
- Homemade gingerbread people
- Felt and pipe cleaner ornaments
- DIY gnomes
#5 The Most Wonderful Mugful of the Year
Duh, we’re talking about homemade hot cocoa! Once you start making your own, you’ll never buy those powder packets again. Kick this activity up a notch from regular ol’ recipe to full-blown craft by putting your hot cocoa mix into cute jars or homemade mugs complete with mini marshmallows, candy canes, or chocolate stars. Yum!
It’s Time to Get Crafting (Holiday Music Required)
Alright, you know the drill, it’s time to don your favorite holiday sweater, blast the holiday tunes, and get crafting! Crafting is just as much about the process as it is about the final result, so be sure to savor this special season. You just might find yourself crafting all year long.