By Aimee Serafin

These crafts are so easy that all four took me less than 20 minutes to complete. All four of them, hear this, y’all!

If you have little ones or medium or big kids at home, bored or maybe under foot, have them try these beautiful and simple decorations to use in their rooms or atop tables. Kids can make snow luminaries to light up in their nooks or bedroom while they read. They can help mom with some festive colors and scents around the Christmas dinner table with the DYI napkin rings and centerpiece. Supplies can be found around the house—I cut some foliage and rosemary from the garden outside—and they last several days. Hey kids—got time? Try decorating!


Pinecone Napkin Rings

Supplies:
Fresh or decorative small pinecones
Twine

Instructions: wrap twine around the top of the pinecone (nestling the twine in between the open cones) and completely wrap around the back of the napkin. Bring twine to the front and tie. Cut ends.


Rosemary Napkin Rings

Supplies:
Fresh rosemary sprigs
Twine

Instructions: wrap rosemary into a loop and use twine to secure where the ends meet or overlap. Wrap twine around the area a few times then tie. Cut ends of twine and any parts of the rosemary that stick out. Position rosemary ring around the napkin.


Snow Luminaries

Supplies:         
Old jars, mason jars
Epsom salts
Electric tea lights

Instructions: fill jars ¾ of the way full with Epsom salts. Place electric tea lights inside the jar. Turn on when in use.
You can position several jars together in a salvaged toolbox or galvanized container with added pinecones from the yard or sticks to create a farmhouse center piece or fireplace visual vignette.


Christmas Garden Centerpiece

Supplies:         
fresh clippings from the garden: magnolia, pine, gardenia
clear vase
water
fresh cranberries

Instructions: fill clear vase with clippings and then add water to cover completely. Add cranberries. Use as a centerpiece for the table.