Who knew everyone loved Christmas magazines as much as I do?
There were so many emails from you about yesterday’s post. Stories about how you find ideas and fold the pages at the corners and get a cup of hot cocoa and lose yourself in the ideas and inspiration found in those glossy pages.
Just. Like. Me.
That is exactly why we are friends.
And guess what friends do?
They tell each other about projects and how to make them.
So today I’ve got the Christmas projects for you.
11 projects that are easy and clever and you can create in an afternoon with some hot cocoa and Christmas music.
14 DIY Christmas Projects You Can Make In An Afternoon
1. Five projects from recycled Christmas cards
I love Christmas cards as much as the next person.
The postman brings them and I read them and put them in a box or basket.
What do you do with them after that?
2. Handmade gift idea: hot chocolate in a jar
Looking for a fun, quick and easy DIY gift idea?
This is the perfect present to give to your neighbors, teachers or friends. It’s homemade hot chocolate in a jar and these super cute printable tags to make it even easier for gift giving.
3. DIY Christmas village houses
These houses started off life as unfinished wood houses from the craft store.
But now? With a little paint and sparkle–these houses look so expensive and create the cutest village.
4. Christmas Bell wood branch display
One of my favorite Christmas carols is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
Especially when the bells are as beautiful as these.
Make a simple bell display with a wood branch and different size bells.
5. Simple and easy hot cocoa bar
Welcome family and friends who stop by during the holidays with a hot cocoa bar. You can set it up at the beginning of the holidays.
Then you are entertaining ready.
6. Dried fruit and herb Christmas garland
I love incorporating natural elements when I decorate for Christmas—but I’ve never dried oranges before.
This is the year to try it and this unique, sustainable dried fruit and herb Christmas garland is on my list.
7. The easiest fluffiest Christmas bows
Bows are a great way to add a little extra merry to your wreaths, gifts and Christmas decor.
Learn how to make these easy fluffy bows in minutes.
8. Add greenery to signs
This is such a simple idea, but it adds an extra bit of Christmas.
Add greenery and garland to signs (or this works with mirrors, too).
Isn’t this bedroom the prettiest?
9. DIY Christmas kissing ball
Who needs mistletoe when you can create a beautiful Christmas kissing ball like this?
You can create this project on a budget using fresh greens and some holiday decor.
10. DIY Jingle bell trees
I love a little sparkle with my Christmas.
This project was inspired by a high-end version I saw in a boutique. The trees were out of my budget, so I came home and created my own.
I just heard the Christmas boxes coming down from the attic.
And when I open those lids—you know what I’ll be thinking.
PROJECT TIME. 🙂