DIY Activities for your Family Christmas

There’s nothing quite like gathering around with your loved ones and indulging in some festive fun when Christmas approaches. What better way to create lasting memories than by diving into DIY Christmas activities as a family? From crafting ornaments to baking delicious treats, I’ve been brainstorming some new DIY ways to have fun together this Christmas.

Decorate Tree Ornaments

Gather around the crafting table with your family and get your creative juices flowing. Create your own Christmas tree ornaments using simple materials like coloured paper, ribbons, and glue or even pick out things from the garden like pinecones or dried-out leaves. Whether it’s snowflakes, stars, or even mini-reindeers, each member of the family can contribute their unique touch. Personalised ornaments add a special touch to your tree and make cherished keepsakes you’ll be pulling out for years to come.

Festive Baking

Turn your kitchen into a festive baking haven with the sweet aroma of Christmas cookies wafting through the air. Gather your favourite recipe, don your aprons, and let the baking extravaganza begin! Roll out dough, cut out festive shapes, and then decorate with icing and sprinkles. It’s not just about the cookies; it’s about the joy of creating something delicious together. If you’re competitive like my family, you could even turn it into a competition and ask the grandparents to pick their favourite.

Handmade Christmas Cards

Encourage your family’s creativity skills by making personalised Christmas cards for friends and relatives. Set up a crafting station with cards, pens, glitter, stickers and anything else you might have lying around. Each family member can design their own cards, sharing warm wishes and spreading holiday cheer. Perhaps you’re making fifty to go out to EVERYONE you know, or perhaps it’s just a case of everyone making a card for one person.

Make Your Own Wreaths

Embrace the spirit of the season by making your own Christmas wreaths. Collect natural elements like pinecones, holly, and twigs, and combine them with colourful ribbons and ornaments. Working together to design and assemble wreaths not only adds a personal touch to your home décor but also means you’re spending time together doing something creative, making memories and keeping you all away from screens.

Family Movie Night

After a day of creative activities, wind down with a family movie night featuring classic Christmas films. Snuggle up with blankets and mugs of hot cocoa as you enjoy heartwarming tales that capture the magic of the season. It’s a simple yet incredibly special way to end a day filled with DIY fun.

The festive season is all about creating meaningful moments with those you love the very most. By filling your days with these DIY Christmas activities, you’re not only crafting beautiful decorations but also creating memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. So, gather your family, roll up your sleeves, and let the festive creativity flow – I can tell you for sure that the Maclay household will be doing just that!