Hey there, craft enthusiasts! Are you ready to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations with some fun and festive DIY Christmas crafts? Let’s dive into this world of creativity and make this season truly magical with our own handmade decorations!
I’ll be sharing loads of cool craft ideas that you can enjoy making with your family, turning this holiday season into a memorable DIY adventure
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 144
December, here we come! I’m pumped to get cracking on holiday projects and hang out with my family.
I can’t wait to get my hands on some baking, crafting, and decorating! There’s nothing like cozying up for holiday movies and working on fun projects together. Bring on the festive fun!
I love this saying…
“The magic of holidays is in the joy of creating together!“
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Personal Note from Janine
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Having the kids back home for the holidays is the best. We’ve enjoyed all the delicious food, great chats, and quality time together.
To refresh my mind and soul this week, we’ve been exploring the hills of San Francisco – our family hikes have been amazing!
I love getting outside; it’s my go-to way to unwind and balance my work life. Plus, it gets me in the perfect headspace to dive into holiday creating, baking, and decorating.
You know, sometimes taking a step back is needed during the busy holiday season.
Here’s to discovering, crafting, and striking just the right balance this December and making it a stress-free month!
This Week’s Inspiration – Christmas Crafts DIY
These are the cutest Snowflake Toilet Paper Rolls and are so easy and inexpensive. This holiday craft project is simple to create; you only need a couple of toilet paper rolls, metal washi tape, glitter, and hot glue.
These Easy Paper Bag Snowflakes are all the rage on social media. I designed a snowflake that is super simple to make and still is as beautiful as the ornate ones. Not only is this craft simple it’s pretty inexpensive as well.
This winter everything is coming up pom-poms. Today, I’m sharing with you an Easy Pom-Pom Wreath DIY! Pom poms are super easy to make and no special equipment is required. Make your wreath any size that fits your home.
I’ve always wanted to make some DIY Christmas Diorama Ornaments. So this year, I crafted some easy bottle brush tree ornaments. I love any project or decor with mini-bottle brush trees, and they look so cute in these plastic ornaments.
Here’s a simple method to create a feather tree. If you enjoy the vintage style, this approach allows you to make a charming little tree at a fraction of the cost of buying one.
Just pop on some adorable ornaments, tuck it into a pretty planter, and voilà – your tree is ready to jazz up your home!
Boutique of the Week – Anthropologie Ornaments
Check out these exquisite Anthropologie Ornaments to captivate your winter wonderland with paper, glass, felt, fuzz, and more!
My Favorite Things – More Christmas Crafts from My Friends!
You have to love this garland made out of the tomato paste tubes! This is from the talented Wendy over on The K Wendy Home.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT- PAINTED GLASS
Take a look at these super cute polka dot painted glasses crafted by my friend Leslie over at My 100 Year Old Home. She’s got some of the best holiday projects around!
I’ve always had a thing for origami, and these beautiful hanging trees are simply amazing. Be sure to give them a look over at Paper Finger Cuts.
I’m really into this wreath from Liz Marie! I’m thinking of trying my hand at a new take on the Anthropologie wreath that was all the rage in the home decor world a few years back. It’s a classic, if you ask me!
What’s Trending On The Blog
Make a Chunky Knit Wreath in Under 30 minutes! Yes, you heard correctly, this is probably the simplest wreath I have ever created. I can’t get enough of the beautiful Merino wool yarn.
This holiday project is such a cute one. Make Your Own Ornament With a Cloche. Since there aren’t premade miniature plastic cloches, I made mine by altering a plastic glass. This easy Christmas craft can be made in less than 30 minutes.
These Easy Christmas Ornament DIY Are So Fun To Make, And Even Your Kids Will Like It. This Holiday Project Uses Oven-Baked Clay And Sparkly Crystal Glitter.
How To Make Flowers With Fleece Is Such An Easy Project. This No-Sew Fleece Project Is The Perfect Craft For All Your Leftover Fleece Fabric.
This Week’s Tip – Free Printable Tags
These paper tags are authentic images from old holiday cards. Download your pdf and print them at home. Make as many as you need for your gift wrapping needs.
Latest Obsession – My Latest Ribbon
Out of the blue, I thought I’d give this velvet ribbon a go, and wow, was I amazed by its beauty! There’s so much ribbon on this roll, and the green color is just stunning and rich. It looks absolutely gorgeous on any color of wrapping paper!
My Amazon Finds – What’s in My Cart!
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Big thanks for hanging out with me again this Saturday! I’m so grateful for your loyal support. Stick around to see all the awesome projects I’ve got lined up for next month!
Cheers to a fantastic weekend that’s just the start of an amazing holiday season!
Cheers to all of us!