Dec 1, 2014

Looking for a fun way to get everyone in the holiday spirit? With the busyness and stress associated with this time of year it’s common to encounter a Grinch or two. Help family and friends find that festive feeling with these fun, seasonal DIYs. We’ve compiled a list of 12 holiday projects for you and your brood to enjoy. Turn on some wintry carols, gather your supplies, and get crafting. Everyone will be holly and jolly in no time.

1. Winter Silhouette Candle Holder - Set the scene with this mason jar candle holder. Create a cozy winter wonderland.

2. Magazine Christmas Trees - Don't throw away that old catalog. Turn it into a sweet little Christmas Tree instead. 

3. JOY Bottles - Spread some joy with this message on a bottle!

4. Retro Snow Globe - Get nostalgic for a simpler time and holidays of old.

5. Ribbon Tree Ornaments - We've found a use for the scraps of ribbon left over from last year's gifts. These cute little ornaments are simple to make and look great!

6. Burlap Holiday Lights - Jazz up your holiday lights with this rustic twist.

Please only try this craft with modern lights. This is a fire hazard when done with older holiday lights.

7. Pine Cone Christmas Tree - This is a great project for little crafters and allows for lots of creativity!

8. Santa Logs - How nice would these guys look on your front porch?

Image via Smart Girls DIY

9. Button Snowman Ornament - Is your sewing kit full of old, mismatched buttons, saved from shirts you no longer own? You're in luck! Use them to make this adorable little Frosty.

10. Cinnamon Spice Ornaments - Fill your home with the smells of the season!

Image via Simply Notable

11. Embroidery Ornaments - This creative project is a great way to put leftover crafting supplies to use.

12. Felt Christmas Tree - Speaking of leftover crafting supplies, do you have felt swatches going to waste? Use them to create this fun and festive tree. 

We hope these fun crafts help get you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit. Since it’s still early December we’ve got to ask: when do you start decorating for the holidays? Is your tree up as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is put away or do you have a different tradition? Let us know.