Posted on 13 Dec 2019
You’ll find no better home for the holidays than Reunion, Colorado. Bundle up with the kids and tour the neighborhood’s breathtaking decorations and lights before you create your own little slice of holiday tradition. We’ve curated a list of DIY decor perfect for a day of crafting with your family. Stretch those legs and join your community at the beautiful Reunion Coffee House, with plenty of space for all of your DIY projects — not to mention the best coffee in town. Grab that craft box and let’s start decking these halls!
Making ornaments with your family is a wonderful way to gather everyone together. These elf ornaments are made out of pinecones and felt, and will be an adorable addition to your tree. If you’re crafting with your kids, make sure they are mindful of the hot glue gun! Nobody likes singed fingers.
Birch Bark Candle Holders
A birch bark candle works as elegant decor for your home, as well as a festive handmade gift for your loved ones. You’ll find plenty of birch trees throughout Reunion’s many walking trails, but make sure you’re being responsible when foraging for your bark. Although these are not difficult to make, remember to factor in time for the birch bark to soak overnight.
Upcycled Card Wreath
We all love receiving holiday cards, but what do you do with them afterwards? Throwing them away can seem callous, so try transforming them into a beautiful upcycled wreath that will bring your family joy for years to come. Grab a few holly leaf stencils from your local craft store and set those kids to cutting!
Seasonal Air Fresheners
Your guests are sure to gasp in delight when they see — and smell — these unique holiday air fresheners in your home. Although they look complicated, the secret ingredient is simple, unflavored gelatin. The true beauty of these air fresheners is how customizable they are. We recommend grabbing a few of the beautiful remaining fall leaves from one of Reunion’s many parks and pairing them with a stick of cinnamon and a few cranberries.
Glitter Tea Light Holders
Put a little sparkle in your holiday with glitter jar tea light holders. All you need to add holiday ambiance to your home is a jar, some mod podge, and maybe a touch of luck when working with all that glitter. Don’t like the design the crafter in the link proposed? Sketch out one of your own and make some truly unique holiday decor!
Dried Orange Garland
A dried orange garland is a gorgeous touch to any banister or mantle. You’ll need to slice and dry the oranges yourself, but stringing them along is a safe task for most youngsters. This garland is 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable — simply throw it in the compost bin after the new year!
Are you planning on DIYing your holiday decorations? We want to know! Make sure you tag @ReunionCO on Instagram so we can celebrate your crafts and share in the holiday cheer.