Have Yourself a Merry, Homemade Holiday
Ah, the holiday season. It’s the time of year when families gather, friends meet and children try to behave themselves a little better than usual. It’s also craft season. There’s no celebration like a homemade celebration, and the memories made during those times spent with loved ones return every year, when the eye spies an ornament crafted by dimpled fingers that wielded a paintbrush for the first time, or when a whiff of nutmeg reminds of a family baking spree. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or another winter holiday, chances are good that your Pinterest board is currently exploding with Do-it-Yourself holiday projects, most of which are too expensive or difficult to reasonably tackle. Never fear: Emerald Coast Magazine has some wonderful projects — some budget-friendly, cinnamon-spiced, brightly colored, fuzzy, twinkly, dazzling, holiday projects — for you to make. Pull out the fabric scraps, paint and hot glue gun: It’s time to make memories!
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