Connect and Create this Christmas: 8 DIY Family Craft Ideas

During the Christmas holidays, there are so many things we can do to get into the Christmas spirit. DIY Christmas crafts are a great way to decorate your home with homemade pieces and utilise your creative energy. It is a great way to bring the family together and make something you can proudly display around your home. 

We've put together a list of family-friendly DIY craft ideas to try this Christmas. 

Christmas Tree Mason Jar. 

Painting mason jars is a craft with lots of options for colour and patterns. You could paint them to suit your Christmas colour palette, making them a versatile craft project. 


Dried Orange Christmas Decorations.

Go for a rustic look in your home this year by drying slices of oranges. They can be used to create ornaments and garlands. They could also be used for drink decorations for your homemade cocktail and mocktails. They will also fill your home with the sweet fragrances associated with the holidays. This one will require adult supervision and assistance due to the cutting of oranges and the use of the oven. 


Colourful Paper Decorations.

While some may prefer a more natural aesthetic, if you wish to add colour to your Christmas tree, this one is for you. You’ll only need some basic stationary and your choice of coloured paper. Pops of vibrant, handmade tree ornaments will add character your Christmas décor. 


Snow-coated Wine Bottles. 

This is a great way to re-use and recycle wine bottles. Simply clean them out and transform them into a decorative display for your fireplace, entryway, or dining table. You could fill them with greenery and flowers to double as vases. 


Homemade Christmas Cards. 

Homemade Christmas greeting cards are a great way to show your friends and family extra love these holidays. You can use coloured car paper, sequins, gems, and glue to put together a card you are proud to give to your loved ones. A Christmas tree card is a great idea as it is a simple, yet versatile image to create. 


Paper Plate Christmas Wreath.

This one is great for the kids and offers great sensory play. These would look great on kids’ bedroom doors. 


Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments.

With only glitter, glue, and popsicle sticks, these are another great way to add splashes of colour to your Christmas tree this year. There are so many variations of these, it’s a great way to harness your creativity. 


Paint Christmas Scenery on a Canvas.

All you need are some canvases, watercolour or acrylic paints, and some brushes. There are so many Christmas scene ideas such as winter wonderlands, Santa Claus, and snowmen. Try follow a step-by-step painting of a farm barn in a winter setting with only a few colours on your palette. 


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