It’s that time of year! 2023 is reaching its end with the Christmas and holiday season right around the corner. For many its time of elaborate decorations, snow, and holiday cheer. For others it’s an excuse to show off their creative skills with some holiday focused crafts.
Craft projects, especially for Christmas time, are a fantastic way to enjoy the holiday. Anything from cards, personalized ornaments, or hand-crafted presents fit this category. But it doesn’t stop there, you can even take advantage of mobile storage pods to enhance your Christmas decoration experience. How? We’ll tell you in this article, while also providing a few ideas for some holiday DIY projects.
Holiday Craft Made Simple
The great thing about making your own craft ideas for the holidays is you don’t need to break the bank to pull off something that looks cheery and festive. You can, of course, but a quick visit to a hobby store will take care of most of your needs. Even then, it’s not necessary. Spare supplies around the housework well, or even from your own backyard!
Before you do anything, have a small plan for your holiday craft idea.
- Is it for a person, family member, or friend?
- Is it decoration or will you send it to someone (like a card)?
- What supplies will you need?
- Who will be making the craft ideas? (yourself, family, children)
Once you’ve got that cleared up, you’ll need supplies.
Supplies for Holiday Décor
If you’re concerned about space, remember you can take advantage of a mobile storage pod. This is ideal for small businesses or those planning a big DIY project, typically for homes and front lawns. Even so, if the holiday project is larger than expected, mobile pods are like a garage that can come to your door.
Now, onto supplies (and supply ideas). Once again, the needs for projects like these aren’t too demanding if you’re aiming small.
It’s nice to grab a card for loved ones, but what about making your on? This is also a great activity for kids. All you need is paper (construction paper works well) and choice of decorations. Glue, glitter, pine needles, or your very own drawn Christmas pictures are perfect. Here are some ideas:
- Family photos with Christmas themed drawings
- Pictures drawn by members of the family (makes for a great school activity)
- Pine needles and other Christmas related themes glued to a card
But really, the only limit is your imagination.
Home Made Ornaments
No doubt, one of the most popular activities during the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree. But whatever your preference, creating your own decorations is another fun activity. There’s really no limit to the kind of ornament you want to make, though there are a few things to keep in mind.
- You’ll need something to hang the ornament with (string, twine, hook)
- Make sure the supplies used are non-toxic or otherwise safe around pets and children
- If you use something from the outside (like pinecones) make sure they’re free of debris
Ornaments don’t have to be basic either, you can utilize a range of techniques to make one. For example, a stuffed Santa or something that involves knitting. Making ornaments can make use of things around the house too. For example, painting popsicle sticks together in Christmas colors, or using pinecones, pine needles, and even fallen leaves to get creative with certain décor options.
This is a nice alternative if you don’t want to overspend on ornaments, and even cut back on certain decorations that use glass or metal. If nothing else, it’s a great way to expend some creativity and find a nice way to enjoy the holidays.
Hand Crafted Gifts
One last thing we can suggest is a hand-crafted gift. Anything that you spend time on for a loved one can mean just as much as an expensive present. It works great if you’re trying to be mindful of a budget, and it’s hard to be disappointed with something a loved one did from the heart. Like the other suggestions, you can use anything for this gift idea!
Taking Advantage of Mobile Storage
In the event you’re making decorations – such as for a business or organization – sometimes space runs short. Or, you want somewhere spacious to place things like clutter, debris, and trash. Crafts are fun, especially when you make it yourself, but it can be messy. So, why bother with a mobile storage pod for the holidays anyway?
Sometimes inventory gets away from is, and during the holiday season this is always a concern. Decorations, home made or otherwise, can take up a great deal of space, and what happens if you don’t have enough? Crammed away in an attic or basement, if you have that. What about those lacking yards or who have limited space available to them?
Mobile Attic portable storage units directly address these concerns. Though they’re perfect for moving and extra storage, they can be utilized in a variety of ways. For example, you’re no doubt concerned about time. There’s lots to do during the holiday with decorations and travel plans, depending on how you celebrate. Therefore, you’ve got to save it where you can!
Since a mobile pod can arrive at your doorstep (or a designated location of your choice) you won’t need to make back and forth trips to a traditional storage facility. Professional crews bring the pod, and it’s up to you how you use it. For the holidays, it’s like storage, and a great way to put aside crafting material (if relevant). With that one simple thing, you’ve avoided spending on gas, saved time for travel, and even reduce foot traffic regarding supplies, clutter, and debris.
There’s a whole range of additional benefits and things to take advantage of with mobile storage pods. To learn more, you can contact Mobile Attic today for additional info.