With everything you have going on, you’re probably longing for the days when you could sit around and color. Breaking out a box of Crayolas and coloring a page with Mickey Mouse in a Santa outfit may seem like a bit of a waste of time right about now, but you could use a little stress relief. You’re in luck. For a grown-up version of arts and crafts, opt for a project that will pretty up your home and be a great conversation starter when you have guests over. I found six DIY mavens and asked them to share a favorite project. Trade your cell phone in for some florals and a hot glue gun for an hour. You deserve it.
Santa Hat Floral Arrangement
Simply Sparkling Ornaments
If you just can’t carve out an hour for DIY-ing but still want to get crafty, Effortless Girl has the solution. Dress up pine cones in under 20 minutes and put them all over your home because you can never have enough sparkle this time of year. One other piece of good news: you won’t break the bank. Make it.
Earthy and Elegant Winter Holiday Centerpiece
DIY Advent Calendar
Satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping in mind the reason for your favorite season with an Advent Calendar. The hardest part of this four-step project, designed by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty and Style My Pretty Living, is not eating all the tasty treats in one day. Make it.
Monogram Grapevine Wreath
Simple yet special, Gild Collective’s grapevine wreath is a little bit glitzy, a little bit rustic and totally festive. The oversized pine sprays add a little extra oomph so your wreath stands out on your block and wows guests before they even ring the doorbell. Make it.