Gather Round and Enjoy A Festive DIY Christmas with Friends!
Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Why not get creative and make some holiday projects together? Here are three Christmas projects you and your friends can team up to make.
1. Candles – Candles are a wonderful gift to give as presents, and making them yourself with your friends is even better. Start off by gathering some beeswax, wicking, and essential oils for scent. Use a double boiler to melt the wax and mix in the scent, then use a candle fork to wind the wicking around the homemade candle containers. Let the wax cool and harden off, then it’s ready for gifting!
2. Wooden Holiday Tree – Take on a more ambitious project by creating a wooden holiday tree with friends. This tree will definitely make a statement and become a conversation piece when they’ve finished. To create the tree, select a solid piece of wood such as mahogany or beech depending on the size you want to make. Cut the tree into four separate sections, sanding the edges carefully. Finally, drill small holes into the edges where you can attach pieces of string or ribbon to a wall or post. Paint or stain the wood for your desired color.
3. Wreaths – Wreaths are a classic holiday decoration, perfect for indoors and out. Make them even more special by customizing them with your friends. The supplies are easy enough to find, like a coat hanger, thin rope, pine cones, ribbons, small artificial decorations, and a hot glue gun. Start by forming the coat hanger into a circular shape and wrap the rope around it to create a base. Then go wild and let each friend add their own personal touch with the decorations. The wreath will be sure to be unlike any other!
Making Christmas projects with friends is a great way to spend time together while making something special. Whether you make candles, a wooden tree, or a personalized wreath, you’re sure to have a great time with activities like these!