The holidays are a perfect opportunity to gather with those you cherish most — and creating DIY decorations with your family is a fun way to be inclusive and make a special memento to add cheer to your home for years to come. This winter, we at Shea Homes® have compiled three crafts to make at home that incorporate the magic of Colorado. Read on and learn how to make pinecone garlands, easy ornaments, and mason jar cookies that everyone will love:
 
Gorgeous Pinecone Garlands
Add festive flair to your mantle with a sparkly seasonal garland tailored to suit your unique interior style. You’ll need to either collect or purchase around twenty small pinecones, white or silver acrylic paint, and string or twine. Carefully dip each pinecone into your paint using a plate or shallow bowl. Once fully dried, tie each base with your string, spacing your pinecones evenly. Hang over your fireplace or place on your coffee table and let the compliments flow!

Silver Pinecone Garland from Unsplash

Cute Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
This craft is simple and perfect for kids of all ages! Pom-poms in the right color scheme can instantly add holiday cheer to your home’s interior as tree ornaments or window-hangings.  Start by selecting tissue paper in a variety of colors including reds, greens, whites, and blues. Individually fold the sheets lengthwise in one-inch segments and then gather the paper together and fan out from the center. Secure at the middle with tape or yarn and spread into your desired form. Attach more string to hang or simply add to a display on your dining room table or in gift bags.

Holiday Tissue Paper Getty Images

Mason Jar Make-Yourself Cookies
It’s the season for baked goods, and sometimes a helping hand in the kitchen is just what you need. For crave-worthy homemade cookies anytime, add your basic ingredients into a mason jar — layering your flour, sugar, spices, and other dry ingredients into a sealable container. A few final touches transform this fun DIY project into presents or favors for your next holiday party: Attach personalized messages to the neck, add pretty seasonal ribbons, and leave out for guests on your kitchen island.

Christmas Cookie Cutters Dough Getty Images

Winter is a season for family and sharing — really show it this year! Whether you’re looking for an activity to do with your kids or you want to add personal décor to your home, one of these crafts is just what you need this December. Want to discover more about our unique communities? Let’s talk today!

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