The holiday season means hunkering down under a cozy blanket with a warm mug of cocoa, exploring the gorgeously snowy Colorado wilderness, and cooking and eating delicious foods that evoke nostalgic memories of home. Most important to us, however, is spending as much time as possible with loved ones, whether they’re visiting from out of town or simply home from school. Time at home also means time to kill, so we’ve come up with a list of our favorite DIY activities to keep everybody entertained — and flexing their creative muscles — during the break.
Ice Skates Wreath
If you’re like us, your kids are growing faster than you can keep up with, so what will you do with their old pairs of ice skates? Why, turn them into a classy wreath, of course! After cleaning the skates, simply add fresh evergreen, a few shiny ornaments, and a whimsical pom-pom, and you’ll have a uniquely seasonal decoration that reminds the whole family of fun times on the ice.
Spoon Mini Trees
It’s December, so you’ve probably been spending lots of time at potlucks — whether hosting or attending — which means you might have some extra plastic cutlery lying around. Why not turn these cast-offs into something creative and festive? You can create these elegant layered trees with nothing but spoons, hot glue, spray paint, and a tiny bit of papier-mâché. Your kids will love the hands-on nature of the project, and the results far outshine the effort they take to build.
Paper Clay Botanical Ornaments
These rustic decorations are a perfect opportunity for your family to venture out and enjoy the beautiful land surrounding our neighborhoods. All you need is paper clay, fresh sprigs of seasonal flora, and a rolling pin — plus craft paint if you want to get fancy with colors — and you’ll have beautiful ornaments for years to come that evoke the rugged elegance of an untamed Colorado.
Flour Sack Wall Art
The holidays are a time for cooking decadent food, so you might go through a swath of dish towels and canvas flour sacks. Rather than just throwing them away, upcycle them into easy and sophisticated wall art. Simply stretch them out over an inexpensive frame and you’ll have your home looking fabulously farmhouse chic in no time.
We hope this list gave you some fun aesthetic inspiration. Nothing feels better than decorating your home with projects made from everyday household items and the natural world around you. And remember: In the future, if you need to run out to the store for anything, The Canyons is conveniently located near all the best shopping in Castle Pines. Ready to join our growing community? Sign up for our interest list to receive exclusive updates.
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