It’s already December – where has the year gone?! – and it’s time to settle in for a long, hot season of holidays and celebration. DIY Christmassy projects are a fantastic way to inject some holiday spirit into an afternoon or weekend, especially if you have little ones on school holidays. Here are some ways to use up leftover paints and sample pots to get creative and DIY yourself some festive cheer.
Santa Stop Here Sign
We all love the Christmas light and outdoor décor displays, so why not whip something up to add to the front garden? Grab some old wood from offcuts or even palettes, and get to painting a homemade, personalised ‘Santa Stop Here’ sign. This is a great way to get creative and add some merriment to your garden. Don’t forget that any scraps of wood can be turned into ornaments as well!
DIY Christmas Countdown
Kids and big kids alike love a countdown, from advent calendars to elf on the shelf, we are known for wanting to count the precious December days until the Jolly man himself pays us a visit. So, why not use some chalkboard paint on an old photo frame and make your own Christmas Countdown board? The best part is you can paint and decorate the frame to match with your seasonal décor, and it’s a piece you can use for years to come.
Stamping is such a fun way to customise plain wrapping paper, gift tags or Christmas cards, and they are super easy to make yourself. You can buy pre-made stamps or go the old-fashioned route; find a block of wood and carve out your desired shape of stamp. The best part about this? The more rustic (i.e., messy!), the better! After the stamp block is made, you’re going to need some high-quality paint in your favourite colours. Dip or brush the stamp with paint and get stamping! Go for a Christmas star, a tree or candy cane to really spice up your gift-giving this year with the ultimate personalised touch.
So, there you have it! Three easy, inexpensive, and fun painting projects to work on this festive season. Which one was your favourite?
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