10 DIY Projects You’ll Actually Want To Do With Your Family This Weekend

With the holiday weekend upon us, you’re in for lots and lots of family time. Catching up with everyone is great, but having so many people in one place can get real crowded, real fast. 

Avoid the stress and awkward conversation by getting the whole family involved in a festive holiday craft. Try one of the projects below and enjoy the company of loved ones. 

  • 1 Dried Citrus Ornaments
    A Beautiful Mess
    To give your tree a fragrant touch before Christmas day, DIY these dried citrus ornaments using the tutorial by A Beautiful Mess.Your tree willsmell just as good as it looks. Oh, and you can eat the leftovers, which is a huge plus.
  • 2 Tissue Flower Gift Topper
    The House That Lars Built
    Give your gifts a boost before giving them away with these flower gift toppers. It’s the best way to get rid of all the extra tissue paper you’re bound to have lying around. Head over to The House That Lars Built for details.
  • 3 Salt Dough Cookie Village
    A Beautiful Mess
    Want to make a gingerbread house but don’t want to be tempted to eatit as soon as it’s done? Try this salt dough alternative by A Beautiful Mess. It is gorgeous… and guilt free. It’s great for keeping kids busy too.
  • 4 Snowflake Marshmallows
    I Spy DIY
    If you’re planning to whip up some hot cocoa this weekend, go all out and DIY your own snowflake marshmallows using the step-by-step on I Spy DIY. They’re super easy to makeand taste great. And if you couldn’t tell by the photo, they’ll look incredible on your Instagram.
  • 5 Stovetop “Potpourri”
    Delia Creates
    Make your house smell amazing before Christmas dinner with this stove top “potpourri” recipe by Delia Creates. All you have to do is throw the ingredients into a pan and warm it on the stove.
  • 6 Holographic New Year’s Eve Garland
    Paper & Stitch
    Planning a New Year’s Eve bash? Get ready to wow your guests with this festive garland craftby Paper & Stitch. It’s great to puton your mantle, use as a tabletop centerpiece or hang on the wall for a photo backdrop.
  • 7 Gold Fringe Drink Toppers
    Almost Makes Perfect
    These gold fringe drink toppers are a great craft for all the adults visiting you this holiday. Using the simple tutorial byAlmost Makes Perfect, give your booze a fun upgrade perfect for both Christmas and New Years.
  • 8 Salted Bourbon Caramels
    Francois et Moi
    Speaking of booze, these salted bourbon caramels by Francois et Moi are nothing short of heaven. They’re great for after dinner treats, party favors or last minute gifts. You’ll definitely want to make time for these gooey goodies.
  • 9 Wood Bead Garland
    The House That Lars Built
    If your family is particularly crafty, try out this wood bead garland DIY from The House That Lars Built.It’s a fun project to do by the fire on Christmas Eve.
  • 10 Paper Ball Ornaments
    A Beautiful Mess
    If you’ve got lots of loose paper lying around, try this paper ball ornaments DIY by A Beautiful Mess before you throw it out. Hang them on the tree or use them in a colorful centerpiece display for Christmas dinner.

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