This year has been difficult for all across the globe, and with the holidays around the corner, it may not be the easiest time to find a way to lift our spirits. To help play our part in keeping ourselves and our communities safe it is the perfect season to take home a special place to be. An easy and budget-friendly way to bring out some holiday cheer is to make our own holiday decorations to enjoy and share.
Knit Holiday Ornaments
Keep the holiday spirit alive by bringing color and fun to your home with classic seasonal décor. Making knit holiday ornaments is the perfect craft for knitting beginners or for a fun afternoon activity with kids. All you really need to get started is some yarn, like Caron yarn, in your favorite festive colors. To keep with a traditional look, you can never go wrong with colors like green, red, and gold for holiday-inspired colors of yarn. The best part is to be as festive as you want and let creativity take the reins. After all, a sparkly red yarn would make a bright light like pop for Rudolph’s nose. There are endless ideas to explore with a quick computer search for holiday ornament knitting patterns to try or keep it simple with your own unique creation.
Deck the Halls with Cotton Balls
For anyone with little ones at home looks no further for the best DIY holiday decoration idea to try. Cotton balls are the perfect way to create a holiday haven without breaking the bank to do it. There are plenty of crafts to choose from for your cotton ball creations, such as:
- Stacked cotton ball snowmen
- Garland of cotton balls to look like falling snow
- Cover a wreath with cotton balls to look like snow
To bring cotton ball holiday décor to life all you need is a big bag of clean cotton balls, construction paper, string or yarn, and glue. Make a cheerful snowman by gluing 3 stacked cotton balls to a piece of construction paper for extra stability. Turn your living room into a winter wonderland by hanging a string of white yarn across the room, then tying a separate piece of yarn with 3-4 cotton balls dripping down to give a falling snow effect. Makeover an old wreath by gluing on cotton balls to make it look like a snow-covered masterpiece. With simple supplies likely already in your home, you can create some holiday cheer in no time.
Add Jingle to Jars and Bottles
The perfect craft that helps take care of recycling at the same time. Put empty jars and bottles to good use by giving them a holiday makeover. For anyone that has hit a creative block, this is the DIY project for you. There are tons of amazing ideas for decorating with jars and bottles to really bring out the holiday spirit in your home. Fill a jar with cotton balls and pinecones for a holiday mantelpiece or stuff a bottle with twigs and paint snowflakes all over. Have fun and let the holiday spirit flow to see what seasonally inspired décor you will create.