Cute Christmas DIY: What to do over Christmas

Cute Christmas DIY: What to do over Christmas
christmas book
2019-12-17

Exams and essays are over! It means Christmas is near Wahoo!! Do you already have plans over Christmas? Perhaps you’re going somewhere with your family and friends? Or staying at home and watching tons of movies? No matter what your plans are for the holidays, these are some additional tips to make your Christmas break more fun. 

Read some Christmas books

What else can awaken your Christmas spirit like a good book? Some of you might have spent your Christmases reading magical books as a kid. But as we grew up, we read them less. With endless options of entertainment in this modern era, reading books for leisure is often neglected by many people. “It takes a lot of time” they say. However, there are many books out there, from light to heavy reading. If you are not an avid reader, why not try reading a children’s Christmas book?  It might sound silly, but it can bring a nostalgic feeling. There are many Christmas books you can find at bookstores or online. But if you do not want to spend money (over Christmas that’s pretty understandable), there are some that you can borrow from the Sir Duncan Rice Library!

 

christmas book

Make DIY Christmas decorations

It’s time to be creative! Beside being fun to do, DIY decorations are money-saver. DIY decorations are not always difficult to make. Below are some simple ideas for making your own Christmas decorations: 

1)      Mini Christmas Village

What you will need:

-          1 transparent container

-          Salt

-          Christmas icing decorations

 

How to make:

-          Pour salt into a transparent container (can be a used jar, a chocolate box or a bowl) until the salt is at least 3cm high.

-          Instil the Christmas icing decorations into the salt according to your desire.

Voila! You have just created a Winter Wonderland!

 

2)      Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

What you will need:

-          Christmas cards

-          Christmas card envelopes

-          Correction tape

-          Tape

-          Scissors

 

 

How to make:

-          Write numbers 1-24 (or 1-25) on the envelopes.

-          Tape the Christmas cards and the written envelopes on the wall in the form of a Christmas tree. You can also form them in any other shapes you want.

xmas tree advent calendar made from paper and cards

 

3)      Bauble alternative

What you will need:

-          Christmas gift tags

-          LED string lights

-          Tape

-          Scissors

 

items needed to make christmas baubles

 

How to make:

-          Tape the ends of the LED string lights on your wall

-          Hang the gift tags on some of the lights

 

diy christmas bauble

 

 

Try new recipes

With no deadlines approaching, now is the perfect time to try some new recipes! Show your relatives and friends that you can be a genius in the kitchen as well. You can also cook together with your friends, and I am sure it will be a wonderful experience ^^

(P.S: If you are not familiar with cooking, you might want to try a simple recipe first).

flat lay image ofrecipe book and pan

 

Learn new songs

No matter which musical instruments you play (or maybe you’d like to sing), learning some new songs over the holidays can improve your music skills, and who knows, maybe you can show them off to your friends when you meet them again in the new term. You might also want to learn some Christmas songs to make your Christmas feel even more Christmassy. If you are bored with typical Christmas songs, you can learn to play the soundtracks from your favourite Christmas movies.

manuscript

In the end, have a holly jolly Christmas and a wonderful winter break!

 

 

Published by Students, University of Aberdeen

Comments

  1. #1
    Lisa

    This article is great. I love it!!!

  2. #2
    Gem

    Just checking back as I tried the advent calendar and it went down a storm. Will be adding some pics to https://www.diyfixit.co.uk/ asap, would love you to check it out and give me a mark out of 10!

  3. #3
    Alexa

    <a href="https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/tips/g907/craft-ideas-for-christmas-decorations-1209/">Thanks</a>

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