By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

20 DIY Holiday Decorations That Are Better Than Anything You Can Buy In Stores.

Part of the excitement of Christmas is the weeks leading up to the special day. Preparing for the gifts and food, is just one part. Decorating the home in the Christmas spirit takes time and patience. Not to mention it’s a lot of fun.

You can never have enough decorations at home. There is always room to add more. As the children grow, they will want to become more involved in the process. Sure, buying decorations is fun but it can get quite costly quickly. Plus, there is something magical about making new crafts that will get used year after year, and hopefully passed down to your own kids.

The memories made with each project is part of the celebration. We have found 20 Christmas and Hannukah crafts you can make with family and friends today. You may end up making more than one project as these are to cool to choose only one.

#1. Pom pom garland.

Use a large needle and thread to string through the mini pom poms.

#2. Scarf wreath.

Use a metal wire wreath and wrap it with a long and colourful scarf. You can add pins to embellish the wreath.

#3. Star of David.

This is a simple Star of David made with popsicle sticks and held together with glue like Mod Podge. You can hang this star on a tree, or use it as part of the presentation at the table.

#4. Reindeer coasters.

White porcelain tiles are turned into decorative coasters. Use a stencil for the design, and sponge paint the area. You can use glossy and glitter paint to create contrast.

#5. Large tire ornaments.

Cover large tires with plywood cut to size. Staple the plywood to the rubber tires. Use glossy spray paint to cover the whole tire. Let it dry. Use a different colour spray to cover the stencil and let it dry. Use metal buckets and wire to complete the large ornament.

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