If you have the family together this holiday season, you all may want to do some activities together. No matter if you're looking for something to do with the children in your family, or if you're looking for some clever Christmas crafts for a holiday party, keep reading for some ideas and instructions!
1. CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT
Your cinnamon stick will act as the tree stump. Cut pieces of green tree garland, gradually increasing the strips in size. You will only need a few strips, as you'll want the cinnamon stick to show. Glue the strips to the cinnamon stick. After that dries, decorate the garland with the rhinestones which will act as the ornaments. Finally, glue some twine to the top of the cinnamon stick and add the ornament to your tree!
2. WRAPPING PAPER SCRAP WALL ART
We all end up having extra scraps of wrapping paper that are too small to use to wrap another gift. This craft will let you use up those scraps in a cute wall art piece. First, cut 1/2-inch wide strips of left over wrapping paper. Make several strips that gradually decrease in size. You will also need a small strip to act as the tree stump. Next, glue the strips into the shape of a Christmas tree onto the backing paper. After that, frame your creation and hang it in your home for a festive piece of art for the holidays.
3. MELTED PEPPERMINT ORNAMENT
Start by crushing your peppermints. You can either place them in a plastic bag and smash them with a rolling pin, or you can try pulsing them in a blender. Next, place your greased cookie cutters on a pan. I would recommend using a silicone baking pad so the ornament comes off easily. Add the crushed peppermint into your cookie cutters and put them in your oven on the broil setting. Keep a constant eye on them and take them out when the candies are melted. After removing them from the oven, use a straw to poke a hole in the top of the ornament. Let it cool fully and remove from the pan. Add the twine and hang on your tree!
4. GARLAND FROM PAINT SAMPLE CARDS
Find paint sample cards in your desired colors. Cut them in the shape of a traditional Christmas light. Take a gray piece of paper and cut it in an arch. Tape or glue it to the top to act as the connecting piece between the light and the wire. Now, tape or glue the light bulbs to the twine or string and hang it in your home for a cute piece of Christmas decor that is cheap to make and looks great with your decor!
Is it really fall if you don't watch the leaves change or drink something with pumpkin spice in it? You've likely heard something similar to this around various holidays. But, have you actually planned to do any fall activities yet?
In this blog post, I will give you a few ideas on some stereotypical fall activities you can do this weekend. I'll also try to give you a price range as well (from free, to $, to $$$), so you will be able to get a feel for the activities you can currently afford to do! Keep reading for more:
1. GO ON A HIKE | $
2. DO SOME BAKING | $
3. BINGE WATCH CREEPY THINGS ON NETFLIX | FREE
4. VISIT A CORN MAZE | $$
5. GO PUMPKIN PICKING | $$
A lot of people suggest apple picking for this time of year, but I've heard that apples are generally very wormy and kind of gross when they are picked from the farm. WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?
If you don't want to put in a ton of work for apples you don't want to clean, find a pumpkin patch and let everyone pick out a pumpkin. You can have a family pumpkin carving contest, or you can use the guts for some of that baking we were talking about earlier!
6. GO ON A HAYRIDE | $$
7. GO TO A HAUNTED THEME PARK OR HOUSE | $$$
8. BUILD A BONFIRE | $
9. GO TO A LOCAL FOOTBALL GAME | $
10. DECORATE YOUR HOME | FREE
11. PLAN A PARTY | FREE
If you need some suggestions, check out my fall party food ideas on the "food and drink" page!
I hope you enjoyed this list of 11 things you can do this weekend that will help you and your loved ones celebrate fall! I hope you have a great weekend and will join me tomorrow to read some silly Halloween jokes you can tell this fall to get everyone into the Spooky Spirit!
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