The spirit of the holidays is in the air, and the magic of the season is just around the corner. This year, help build the family’s anticipation for the big day by spending some quality time together taking on projects. Here are 5 DIY holiday projects for your family to try.
Volunteer at a Charity
The holidays are a time when generosity blooms, and giving back to the community by helping those in need becomes more common. Whether it is serving food at a local shelter, or encouraging your kids to donate old toys to those in need, volunteering is an experience your family can participate in together. Your children will learn a valuable lesson about kindness and appreciation for what they have, and it is a perfect project to make you and your family feel like they made a difference for someone around the holidays.
Create a Family Wreath
Hanging a wreath on your front door for the holiday season is a long standing tradition. This year, instead of purchasing a wreath from the store, make it a group project. Invite everyone to sit down together to create a unique wreath that represents who you are as a family. For an extra element of fun, make special drinks like this peppermint hot chocolate for everyone, and finish up by admiring your work while enjoying a special beverage
Light up Your Lawn With Frozen Luminaries
Create a magical atmosphere to your outdoor decor, and bring your family together to make frozen luminaries. These simple decorations add a mystical glow to your driveway or front porch, and only require minimal materials. By adding food colouring, you can customize the colour, or you can leave them as they are. Gardenista has a full tutorial on many different types of frozen luminaries, and a detailed description of the materials required for each. This project is an easy and cost efficient way to work on something special with your family.
Customize Your Tree Ornaments
Encourage your family to express their individuality, and gather them together for a night of creating customized ornaments for your tree. Whether you use sharpies and draw on different coloured ornaments, or you fill clear ornaments with unique items, this project has endless options for your family and will encourage an element of creativity in your kids.
Make Unique and Personalized Gift Tags
Add a personal touch to your gifts this year, and gather your family together to create unique gift tags that are matched to the personality of the person receiving it. This craft allows your family to learn more about the hobbies and activities everyone may have an interest in, and it adds an extra special personalization to the gifts under your tree.
Whether it is gathering together to create decorations, or volunteering together, taking on a holiday project with your family is a perfect way to spend some quality time with the ones you love most. For more ideas on DIY Holiday Projects for your family to try, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.