One of the best things about the holidays is getting together with family and friends over some festive snacks and wholesome activities. Coloring is obviously our favorite go-to activity, but sometimes we like to show our crafty side and create more tangible items for gifts or around-the-house decorations. Here are some of our recent favorites that we’re creating this year:
Hanging Triangle Wreath
Items needed: twigs, tape ’n’ twine.
Traditional wreaths take a lot of time, material and patience. However, these triangular wreaths are incredibly easy to make and have a beautifully minimalist style. The best part is getting the family together for a walk in the woods to go and gather supplies. Each person can collect twigs, lichen, berries, ivy, flowers or even run to the store to pick up some eucalyptus; we don’t think store-bought is cheating.
Items needed: clear glass ornaments, glitter, NON-TOXIC hardwood floor cleaner
Items needed: paper shopping bag or butcher paper, paint, Q-Tips
Finally, our cheapest and easiest craft yet. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your gifts this year. Basically cut a large shopping bag, or a large piece of butcher paper into an amount that is sufficient to wrap a gift.
You can then decide to paint the paper or wrap the gift and then paint the paper. It’s totally up to you, but we like to wrap the gift first to get an idea of how the final wrapping paper design will come together. Pour out a small amount of paint and apply the paint with either a paintbrush or Q-tips. Allow enough time for the paint to dry, but depending on the paint, this can actually be done at the last minute. So even if you’re a little late to the white elephant party, this is still an option as the paint could dry in the car on the way there! Finally, add a cute personalized tag and use any leftovers from the hanging wreath to add tiny adornments to your beautiful present!