Often, when we hear the word holidays, we think primarily of the winter season and end-of-year celebrations. Yet, holidays of all kinds can provide an excellent opportunity for family and friends to, safely, come together, even if it’s virtually, and celebrate a special occasion.
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Here are some great ways to enjoy preparing for Valentine’s Day or any holiday throughout the year.
Homemade Holiday Cards
Cards are synonymous with all types of holiday celebrations. Whether you are preparing for Christmas, Valentine’s, or Easter, craft-time dedicated to making holiday cards is a great way to spend time with friends and family.
The supplies needed for a holiday card creation session are inexpensive and easy to get. You will need paper, envelopes, color markers or pens, stickers, glitter, and any other small items that can be used to decorate the card in a particular holiday’s theme. Make sure to create a list of those you want to make cards for and check off each name as you progress.
Holiday-themed cards are also an excellent way to show thanks and appreciation to those most important to you.
Tea Light Candle Holders
Another great idea for holiday craft sessions is decorating small glass containers that can be used to house battery-operated tea light candles. Old jars from baby food or inexpensive glass jars from the dollar or craft store make excellent candle holders.
Once you’ve gathered the holiday glass containers, make sure you have an assortment of decorative items like markers, translucent craft paint that adheres to glass, glitter, and a transparent adhesive. Decorate the outside of each container with colors, messages, and designs representing the holiday you will be celebrating.
After the containers have been completed, place battery-operated tea lights in them for a beautiful homemade gift that can be enjoyed by you and your loved ones.
Cupcake Wrapper Flowers
Cupcake wrapper flowers are a great way to celebrate an upcoming holiday. You can create flowers that look strikingly similar to peonies by using cupcake wrappers. They make a beautiful gift that requires no watering or maintenance.
Start by buying cupcake wrappers in the holiday color you wish to use. You will also need scissors, glue, pipe cleaners, and tissue paper. Cut the wrappers in the shape of pedals and glue them in proper alignment to the pipe cleaner used as the “stem” of the flower. Tissue paper can be cut and added to give the appearance of leaves below the cupcake wrapper flower.
Candy Gift Bags
Creating holiday-themed crafts is a great way to reduce stress and show your loved ones you care. You can discover many other crafts and decorating ideas on our website, so there is never a lack of things you can have fun creating!
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