The holiday season is so busy but so fun! Between a crazy work schedule, school performances, Christmas shopping, holiday events and activities, December can just totally sneak past us! With that being said, I wanted to share three easy DIY holiday projects that you can do at home! One is for your table, one is for your door, and the other is the perfect gift!
DIY Holiday Napkins
The holidays usually mean hosting and big dinners with family and friends. With that, I am always looking for ways to spruce up my tablescape and make it more holiday! I found this adorable bow napkin tutorial that I am obsessed with because as you know I am still very much in my bow era! I love this napkin tutorial because you can use any cloth napkins and napkin rings that you have at your house – no need to go out and buy some! I paired the napkins with my everyday white plates and a cute accent plate and placemat from Pottery Barn. I think it is just the cutest touch for the table this year! If you want to watch a tutorial check out this article here!
My family and I recently went to Williamsburg, Virginia! The town is so cute and charming and was bursting with holiday inspiration. One of my absolute favorite things I found were these wreaths decorated with all kinds of fruit! I knew immediately I needed to recreate this when I got home from Williamsburg. I decided to do it with mostly faux fruit because it wouldn’t be as heavy hanging on the door. I picked up a real wreath from the Christmas Tree lot and then got all the faux fruit from Amazon. I got a mixture of apples, oranges, mini pomegranates, lemons, and cranberries. Then, you simply map out where you want them to go, and hot glue them to the wreath!
This delightful concoction of buttery toffee, velvety chocolate, and a hint of saltiness dances on the taste buds, making it an irresistible treat for all. It is super easy to make and is so good y’all! This is great thing to make as a family and package up for neighbors this holiday season!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 sleeve of saltine crackers or pretzel chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional, e.g., pecans or almonds)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
- Preheat the oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Prepare the baking sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange a single layer of pretzels or crackers on it.
- Make the toffee: In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
- Add vanilla extract: Remove the toffee from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour over crackers: Pour the toffee mixture evenly over the pretzels or crackers, making sure to coat them entirely.
- Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the toffee becomes bubbly.
- Add chocolate: Remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot toffee. Let them sit for a few minutes until softened, then spread the chocolate evenly.
- Optional toppings: Sprinkle chopped nuts and sea salt over the chocolate layer for an extra layer of flavor and texture.
- Cool and break into pieces: Allow the Christmas Crack to cool completely before breaking it into bite-sized pieces.
I hope you enjoy all of these Christmas DIY projects. Let me know below if you get to try one!