With the holidays fast approaching, I don’t know about you, but my house is in a holiday décor uproar. First there’s the box of things I’ve been saving, then there’s the box of things I purchased on December 26 last year at 75% off that I completely forgot about, and then there’s the toilet paper roll Santa’s and the construction paper reindeer that the kids made. Add it together and I love it all. But it can be a bit overwhelming.
Because I thrive on being overcommitted yet I love to create, I always seem to task myself with a homemade creation to add to the mix. Normally this means a google search, the winter issue of SCT, or quality programming on HDTV. But there’s a new dog in town, and her name is Pinterest (join SCT on Pinterest!). You may have heard of her. You may have your own account, filled with boards of inspirational goodness.
You can find anything on Pinterest. The other day I was short on dinner ideas, and all it took was a photo on my “Eats” board and I was in my cupboards and shortly thereafter, a gourmet meal, that looked JUST like the photo, I swear, was served.
Today I wanted to share some fun winter crafts to do with your kiddos, all found on my new favorite site. This time of year normally includes a lot of school vacations, and it’s always fun to come up with fun festive things to do, and sometimes you need to fill in the time with a project.
I love this ornament. This would make a great gift for a grandparent:
There’s several project ideas on that blog post.
These are so cute. This would be a more advanced project for kids but you could do this yourself and create an easier version using patterned paper. Just let the kids go for it.
I can’t wait to do this one with my girls!!! I want to string a garland across a window with this idea.
Source: Urban Comfort
I think these would be quick and easy with a toilet paper roll and paper from my stash.
I always find myself attracted to ornaments and ideas that preserve parts of my kiddos when they were small. Love the thumbprint idea. This too would make a great gift for that person (grandparent) who has everything.
Lastly, I wanted to share a fun idea that might inspire smiles while you are practicing your photo skills in front of the Christmas tree:
Doesn’t that look fun? I think my kids would love this.
I hope these ideas inspired you to do some fun things with the kiddos, or the links led you to something else you’ve been wanting to do.
Want a little more inspiration from Davinie? Davinie is Day 7 in our December Countdown on our website! You can see her adorable, easy-to-do tags HERE!
AND...our biggest event of the year starts THIS FRIDAY!!!
If you joined us for our annual "12 days of holiday giving...SCT style" during the last two years, then you certainly won't want to miss this years event! Be sure to join us Friday!