These Christmas projects I have completed around my house are so incredibly simple anyone can do them.
I see you are still skeptical.
Well, let me introduce myself.
“Hello. I’m Anyone.”
And if I can do these crafts, you can, too. I use the word “craft” very loosely here.
First up, instead of spending money on flowers during the holidays, I load my vases with giant paper pom pom flowers. This is a fun project to do with tissue paper. I purchased mine from a seller on Etsy. However, I have also made my own by cutting tissue paper. Martha Stewart also sells a fun and easy kit.
I usually use red and pink during Christmastime. But this year I needed something more peaceful. I chose the taupe and white. I have reused all of my paper pom poms for years. I had these leftover from my sister’s baby shower. No, I never throw anything away. Yes, it’s a problem. Just don’t tell Anyone.
I saw this project in a woman’s home many years ago in Country Living Magazine. It is just a cheap felted red tree skirt you can purchase anywhere. I believe I bought mine during an after Christmas sale for $2. Just take a black sharpie and trace your kid’s handprints on it every year. The first year will look pretty sad. But each year the skirt gets better and better. I have done this for four years and it is so much fun to see how they have grown. Make sure you put the name and age of the child under the handprints.
This could also be a fun couple’s project. Just trace your husband’s and your own handprints each year with the date.
When the children are grown and out of the house, I plan to embroider around each handprint. I’ll have more time then, right?
I like twine. A lot. I kind of want to use it on everything. I see my kids running now.
Any time I see a set of ornaments all the same, I think garland. The owl and little bird garlands both started out as cheap ornament packages. I just cut the strings on the ornaments and tied them onto the twine. Then I made a loop at each end. Hang these wherever you desire. And done! This is such an inexpensive project.
I have even made a mushroom garland for my little tree.
What are your fun and easy projects you have done during the holiday season? I would love to get some new ideas. I still have to make two gingerbread houses with the kids tomorrow. I hope your week is as peaceful as it can be.
And if you feel you are overwhelmed, well, you are not alone:
“Time stays long enough for Anyone who will use it.” (Leonardo da Vinci)
I hope that is true.
I could really use a visit from the temperamental fellow.
P.S. I shared this on My Romantic Home.