DIY craft ideas for the holidays

There’s nothing like a snowy, winter day to cozy up and settle into a good DIY project - especially when you’re looking for ways to add some cheer to your holiday decor or in the mood to create a unique handmade gift. Check out these fun (and energy-friendly) ideas. Happy crafting!

LED Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

LED Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Let your tree be the envy of everyone this holiday with these adorable snowman ornaments from the blog one little project. These tea light ornaments are not only fire safe, they’re also energy efficient!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Battery-operated LED tea lights
  • A black permanent marker
  • Red ribbon
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Red pom-poms
  • Black felt
  • Orange permanent marker
  • Glue gun

 

Solar Mason Jar Lights

Solar Mason Jar Lights

Brighten up your walkway for holiday guests with this simple and pretty DIY from Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog. No electricity required!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Mason jars
  • Outside solar lights
  • Spray paint
  • Glue gun
  • Stickers (optional)

 

Door Draft Stopper

Door Draft Stopper

Stopping nasty drafts has never been so easy - simply use materials commonly found around the house. Sock it to your energy bill with this tutorial from One Good Thing..

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 to 3 socks (depending on how long they are.)
  • Quilt batting or polyester fiberfill (or stuffing from an old pillow)
  • Popcorn kernels (or dried beans, peas)
  • Needle and thread (or fabric glue)

 

Energy-Saving Dryer Balls

Energy-Saving Dryer Balls

As you host loved ones over the holidays, you may find yourself doing more laundry than usual. Try making these energy-saving dryer balls. According to One Good Thing, they can cut drying time by 25-50 per cent. And, remember, when possible, do your laundry at off-peak times (unless you’re on tiered rates, of course).

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 100% wool yarn
  • scissors
  • Old pantyhose or tights
  • Embroidery floss or acrylic yarn

 

Family Charging Station

Family Charging Station

Having trouble organizing all your electronic devices, cords and adaptors? Try making this DIY charging station from Driven by Decor so everything stays in one place.

To help save on energy try using a power bar with a timer; electronic devices continue to draw power even when they’re fully charged.

 

Warm and cozy felt wreath

Warm and cozy felt wreath

Have a few packages of weatherseal left over after sealing drafts? Try making this cozy holiday wreath from TheDesignerPad.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • One straw wreath form
  • Two rolls of grey Felt Weatherseal 
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Zig-zag cut scissors
Warm and cozy felt wreath

More awesome than a magic bag

Getting cold feet as winter sets in? Fire up that sewing machine and create your very own version of a magic bag using this tutorial from Thatpearlgirl.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • A sewing machine (or hand sewing needles)
  • Some cute flannelette (to make 2 large bags you only need a 1/2 meter)
  • Cotton fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • 2 1/2 – 5 cups of pot barley
Was this page useful container
FEEDBACK
Close