I rarely pull up my sleeves and get all crafty, but if there’s a time to do it, it’s definitely the holidays. In fact, some of my most treasured Christmas centerpieces and decorations are the ones I made (or curated) on my own! There’s no doubt about it: the satisfaction of a completed DIY project is heightened when family and friends can enjoy it, too.
This holiday season, try these fun make-at-home projects from Black & Decker.
What You’ll Need: Easy Release Nonstick 17 x 11 inch Cookie Sheet
It’s almost impossible to mess up a Baked Brie – simply use a combination of complementary textures and flavours (nuts and dried fruit; honey and apples; balsamic vinegar and bacon). This recipe uses walnuts and dates – and the results are heavenly.
Homemade Happy Holidays Sign
What You’ll Need: Tools Below!
Craft a handmade holiday message with wood letters and bright fabric prints as a way to welcome friends and family into your home. Choose a seasonal saying that best fits your family’s personality!
DIY Holiday Tree
What You’ll Need: 20V MAX Lithium DrillDriver with AutoSense Technology, 20V MAX Lithium Drill/Driver with AutoSense Technology, 20V MAX 512 in Circular Saw, 20V MAX 5-1/2 inch Circular Saw, 5-inch Random Orbital Sander
So simple and yet so festive! This holiday piece is sure to become a family treasure. Although I love the simplicity of the wood finish, my DIY tree would definitely include a spritz of sparkly paint, too!
What You’ll Need: 5-inch Random Orbital Sander, MOUSE Detail Sander, 20V MAX Lithium Chainsaw, 20V MAX Lithium Chainsaw
Tell your guests you purchased these from a Christmas craft show for $55… because really, that’s what you’ll pay! Why not DIY and save your money for other holiday necessities – like white chocolate peppermint bark!
Of course, in between the DIY projects, holiday baking and entertaining, you may have a *teeny* mess on your hands. Be sure to check out some smart ways to minimize cleaning time and effort – so everyone can feel a little more joyful.
Ready to get your holiday DIY on? Don’t miss the @BlackDeckerCA #BDHoliday Twitter Party on Sunday, November 19th at 8pm EST! We’ll be sharing even more DIY holiday inspo and giving away amazing prizes. Don’t miss the fun!