1. Mason jar Christmas lanterns


  • Tree trimmings
  • Tea light
  • Festive ribbon
  • Mason Jar

After sprucing your Christmas tree, take pieces of leftover pine branches and create these perfectly rustic mason jar Christmas lanterns. Add a tea light on top of the branches, then decorate the mason jar with Christmas ribbon and seasonal items like pine cones. Dim the lights and enjoy the glow of your homemade lanterns!

  1. Ornament Wreath


  • Foam wreath form
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Variety of Small, Med, and Large Ornaments

This is a great project for making use of ornaments you no longer hang on the tree! Begin by hot gluing the large ornaments to the wreath form along the inside and outside edges of the wreath. Then slowly layer the ornaments until the wreath is covered.  Once you have no more room for large ornaments fill in any gaps with the smaller ornaments.



  1. Wine Cork Wreath


  • Foam wreath form
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Wine Corks
  • Decorative Ribbon

Finally, a place for all of your wine corks! Hot-glue them to a foam wreath form and decorate with a Christmas ribbon. Add some pine cones and evergreen sprigs for extra festiveness.



  1. 3D Paper Christmas Trees


  • Craft Paper
  • Scissors

Great for the kiddos! All you need is some green craft paper and a pair of scissors to create it these adorable trees. Fold a piece of craft paper in half and draw half of a tree (or half a triangle) on one side. Cut out the shape and then cut horizontal lines up the folded side. Once unfolded, alternate the direction of the cutouts to create the 3D effect.

  1. Popsicle Stick Snowman


  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glue
  • Paint

Another fun project to do with the little ones! Glue together some Popsicle sticks (don’t forget a horizontal one for the brim of his hat) before painting on a set of eyes, a smile, and an orange carrot nose. Frosty has never looked so good!