I was recently visiting a friend's mother who isn't the crafty type, but she came up with the idea to hanging a large tree branch in her entryway, adorning it with seasonal imagery. At the time it was just after Halloween and she had whimsical, black paper bats dangling from the branch.
It got me thinking about how to incorporate some simple, easy and economical holiday cheer into kids' bedrooms – minus all the safety hazards of candles, electrical accessories and glass bobbles, of course. There are some wonderful winter white D.I.Y. ideas out there and then of course there are the easy-to-order-online D.B.O. decorations. And even some that are sorta in between.
These are a few seasonal decorations we thought were not only doable, but also adorable!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
As it gets chillier outdoors, and being a mom with a little one at home, I am always thinking of fun things to do indoors. Try your hand at old an school, hand-cut snowflakes is just the right wondrous seasonal project with a WOW factor. The art of surprise is in your corner for the kids who have never seen paper snow done before.
There are tons of D.I.Y. "How to cut snowflake" instructions out there. I say go big, or well...go home. You can achieve a dramatic effect with these oversized designs by hanging them together in flurries. Or simply adhering them to the glass window panes in your child's bedroom. The no-glue factor for these craft projects is just my thing.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel...
I always loved going to my girlfriend's house growing up and playing with her funny shaped toy tops, otherwise known as a Hanukkah dreidel. The unique shape can be an accent to the familiar paper chain garland, or they can make-up the entire decoration. Strew the chain over a bed or book shelf. Again, just scissors and scotch tape required here. (WOOHOO!)
Oh, Christmas Tree!
To me the evergreen tree is both symbolic of Christmas and winter and therefore lends itself to so many ideas. You can go modern with a Nordic black and white styled piece of artwork (or bed sheets!). For those more skilled crafters why not create an advent design where the decoration is not only aesthetic, but functional as well.