The holiday season is here, so you’re probably digging through old boxes and realising you don’t want to hang last year’s decorations again. But if you’re working on a tight budget, you don’t need to spend much on new decorations to make your house look and feel festive. Try these 7 simple DIY Christmas decorations that you can make with your kids.
1. Christmas tree napkin fold
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Dress up your dinner table with a beautiful Christmas tree-shaped napkin using this napkin-folding technique that is easy to learn for all ages. Use green napkins, have your kids help with the folding, and place them at the dinner table to add extra colour and festivity! And while on the subject of useful items at the table, don’t forget to include the Thermos® Carafe to make refills easy.
2. Christmas baubles
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Forget the usual Christmas baubles that you have lying around your house. Make your tree extra special this year with your own handmade Christmas baubles that reflect each family member’s personality.
Set aside a weekend when everyone can create their own set of baubles. Then, you can hang all your ornaments together on your tree. Find out how you can make Christmas baubles here.
3. Christmas potpourri
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Decorations aren’t all about what you see, but what you can smell too! Do you want your house to smell like Christmas morning throughout the holidays? Make your own Christmas potpourri in the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® using simple ingredients like clove, nutmeg and cinnamon that will make your home feel and smell like Christmas. Learn all about this recipe here.
4. Giant paper snowflake
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No Christmas décor would be complete without some snowflakes, and this one will surely be a showstopper! These giant paper snowflakes are not just easy to make, but you’ll also use recycled materials already available in your home!
5. Christmas cookies
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What’s more exciting for kids than creating Christmas decorations? Making decorations they can also eat! These sugar cookie ornaments make for the perfect addition to your Christmas tree, and the best part is that you can enjoy them as a treat too.
Top tip: Make an extra batch and store them in the Thermos® Food Jar.
6. Bottle top reindeer antlers
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Another great DIY Christmas decoration idea that your kids will surely enjoy making is the reindeer antler made from recycled bottle tops. Give the kids a chance to get creative by asking them to add a personal touch to their own bottle top reindeer antlers. Learn how to make these eco-friendly decorations here.
7. Cocoa in a bauble
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Perfect for the holiday season, get a Christmas ornament that doubles as a heart-warming drink! This cocoa Christmas ornament is such a delicious idea, and you can make it with your kids and give it away as gifts to friends and extended family.
Just imagine these little creations hanging from your tree and pick the one you want for later to enjoy in your Thermos® Tumbler Cup.
As you prepare for the holiday festivities, make sure to get your kids involved by doing these DIY Christmas decorations that will surely make your home feel extra festive and special this year. Get started on your decorations as soon as possible!