Black Friday pandemonium looms just one week away. I, personally, have never been one to join in the shopping at midnight insanity. I prefer to stay home, enjoy my family and let my turkey digest. I am, however, all in favor of getting a jump start on preparing for Christmas. So this year, I’ve decided to opt for Craft Friday with the family over Black Friday with the crazed masses. I’ll be working with the girls on these great holiday crafts that make awesome DIY gifts for friends, family, classmates and anyone else on your shopping list! Would you like to join me?
Craft Friday – Holiday Crafts for Gifts
This is the third post in our Holiday Savings series. Instead of jostling with the throngs of shoppers fighting to save a few bucks, or get that one un-gettable holiday gift, stay home on Black Friday, and do some crafting with your family instead. Make gifts, ornaments and holiday decor instead of buying them, and save yourself some money in the process.
9 Kid-Made Ornaments and Holiday Decor
Deck the halls, the walls, and your tree with these holiday crafts that the kids can take part in creating. You can even wrap them up and give them as gifts to loved ones, neighbors, teachers, and more.
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments from Playground Parkbench
Decorated Clay Christmas Ornaments by Mum in the Mad House
Christmas Wreath Ornament from Munchkins and Moms
Tin Can Lanterns from Kid Craft Room
Nutcracker Silhouette Wall Art by The Crafted Sparrow
Bird Seed Ornaments from The Resourceful Mama
Giant Craft Stick Snowflakes by Crafty Nest
Paper Straw Christmas Ornament from Simple As That
Embossed Clay Ornaments by Gathering Beauty
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These fun holiday crafts make great options for holiday party gifts, stocking stuffers, or just gifts for your children’s friends.
3D Advent Calendar from Craftulate
Rainbow Peg Doll Families by Rhythms of Play
Simple Christmas Treat Cups from Simple as That
Homemade Soap for Kids by Craftulate
Holiday Slime Balls from Left Brain Craft Brain
Christmas Tree Play Dough Activity Bag by Learn with Play at Home
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And lets not forget – gifts for grown-ups! These holiday crafts all make great gifts for grandparents, dad, aunts, uncles, and even teachers.
DIY Sparkly Photo Frames from Craftulate
Kid-Made Painted Votive Candle Holders by Rhythms of Play
Peppermint Sugar Scrub by Glue Sticks and Gum Drops
DIY Custom Photo Coasters from Playground Parkbench
DIY Heart Scribble Mug by Messy Little Monster
Finger Print Christmas Cards from Hands on As We Grow
DIY Man Cave Coasters by Playground Parkbench
Felt Coffee Cup Cozies from Craft Whack
Punch Art by Play Dough and Popsicles
So spend some time at home with your family next weekend, instead of fighting the crowds and waiting in line for hours, while also keeping money in your wallet. Say YES to Craft Friday!
This is the third post in our Holiday Savings series. To save more this holiday season, check out the first two posts in our series below. You can find all of these, as well as all our Financially Savvy Friday posts here and on our Financially Savvy board on Pinterest.
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