There’s something special about creating your own crafts or baking homemade treats. It’s even more special when you share them with those you love. This holiday season is all about comfort and joy. And what better way to bring the two together than making it a fun family affair? Although some families may wind up celebrating the holidays from a distance this year, there are creative ways you can share the love from afar while keeping tradition.
This month, Granite and TREND Transformations is sharing some fun and easy DIY holiday projects for the entire family to enjoy. We even found a secret recipe for Santa’s favorite cookies! (Don’t forget the milk!)
Handmade Holiday Cards
Holiday greetings are even more special when they’re made with love. Kids will have a blast making handmade holiday cards, and friends and family will be thrilled receiving them. It’s a creative and hands-on way to share the joy of the holidays with the ones they love.
Skip the florist this year and try your hand at creating your own live centerpiece or wreath. You’ll be surprised at how fun and easy they are to make—not to mention the therapeutic effect they can bring. What better time than now to show off your hidden talents? And if you have the time, make an extra one for a friend or neighbor. After all, ’tis the season of giving.
Cookies for Santa Recipe
It wouldn’t be the holidays without baked treats. (Just ask Santa!) Kids will love baking Santa’s favorite cookies—with a little help from you. (No little hands near the oven, please.) And don’t forget to bake a batch of cookies for yourself!
Magical Gingerbread House
There’s something about a gingerbread house that brings out the magic of the holidays. It’s a fun and tasty project the entire family can enjoy. If your schedule is booked, pre-packaged gingerbread house kits are real timesavers. Or, if you’re up to the challenge, you can bake your own gingerbread from which to build a house. Either way, it’s a wonderful family tradition that will be cherished for years to come.
At this time of year, pinecones truly are nature’s gift to us. We can reciprocate by painting them in a palette of beautiful colors. You can even spray glitter on them to make them more festive. They can be displayed in decorative bowls around the house or even hung on the Christmas tree as pretty ornaments. This easy DIY holiday craft is a fun activity for kids of all ages. And the best part? Pinecones can be found in abundance and in varying sizes—maybe even in your own backyard!
Handcrafted Gift Wrap
Handcrafted gift wrap is a creative way to personalize your gift giving. Try adding a touch of nature to your wrap by attaching mini-pinecones, evergreen, or whatever suits your fancy. It’s an easy DIY holiday activity the entire family can enjoy.
If you’re planning on celebrating the holidays on a smaller scale this season, now may be a great time to give your kitchen or bath a facelift. Did you know we deliver quality kitchen or bath renovations, sometimes in as little as one day—and without the stress and mess of a traditional remodel? Contact us today for a free in-home or virtual design consultation. You could be enjoying your new space sooner than you imagined.
From our all of us at Granite and TREND Transformations—a happy and safe holiday season to you and yours.