Getting your loved ones under the same roof for the Christmas 2019 holidays? It’s the perfect time to take action! This year, get everyone together for some DIY Christmas 2019 projects. You’ll laugh, you’ll have fun, and we’re positive you’ll have enough cool photos to share on Instagram. What makes a good group DIY project? Image Source: Pinterest. If you’re looking for ideas that will keep everyone involved, they should: Have a goal: By the end, everyone should see a finished product. Include all skill levels: Make sure some tasks are easy enough for small fingers or limited abilities. Have all the materials on hand: There’s nothing worse than stopping the fun for missing pieces! Moreover, the Christmas spirit is all about bringing people together, making new memories, and celebrating how much we appreciate each other. So, let’s get you started on some ideas to spice up your holidays! Homemade Holiday Magic Image Source: Pinterest. Holiday-Themed mosaic projects are a perfect way to send everybody home with a treasure that they can use each year. Definitely, the best ones are not too difficult and the completed piece is relatively small. Ideally, it will be small enough to use as a Christmas decoration and pack-able in a suitcase for the trip home. Image Source: Pinterest. For any of these DIY Christmas 2019 decorations, you’ll want a selection of mosaic tiles and some wood cut-outs to use as the base for your projects. Everyone can create coasters that are fun and durable. First, use a simple graphic from a coloring book to trace on each one. Second, pre-cut squares are easy to find. Third, let everyone fill in the outlines with tiles. Finally, when they’re dry, apply cork to the back. As a result, you’ll have a coaster than can handle everything from cider to hot chocolate! Image Source: Pinterest. Now, using a pre-made wooden shape can open up a world of possibilities for tree ornaments. Hand out pencils for anyone ready to sketch their own design on the wood, or look for graphics online. This type of mosaic art creates amazing results. Any type of holiday icon is fair game, from Santa to Christmas trees that look like iced gingerbread. Image Source: Pinterest. Image Source: Pinterest. Don’t forget to try out some mosaic patterns on plain ornaments. Use smaller tile pieces that will fit more easily on the rounded surface. Image Source: Pinterest. Likewise, small wall hangings are also memorable and easy to pack in a suitcase! Be sure to add the date and signature on the back of your special mosaic art when you’re done. Image Source: Pinterest. On the other hand, younger members of the family can enjoy a simpler mosaic project with an outlined Christmas tree and an assortment of tiles. That’s to say, it’s a good way to keep them absorbed for an extended period. Just create the outline with Washi tape, and let them have fun filling it in. Image Source: Pinterest. Collaborate for Memorable Gatherings Image Source: Pinterest. Larger mosaic art group projects don’t have to be strictly about the holidays. To clarify, planning out the activity can involve a design you’ve already decided on in advance, or unfold more spontaneously. For example, if not everyone can make it to your holiday gathering, why not surprise them with the gift of a mosaic design that everyone has created as a collaboration? Even the youngest members of your group can participate by placing tiles into a piece. Image Source: Pinterest. Also, a custom mosaic Celtic coat of arms is a wonderful gift to present the head of the family or someone who will be getting married soon. Actually. did you know that Mozaico can create mosaic kits from your design? Custom Celtic Coat of Arm made by Mozaico. How about a piece of mosaic wall art that represents a beloved family pet like this Clown Dog Mosaic Art? Clown Dog Mosaic Art made by Mozaico. Most importantly, we can turn any photo into a handsome custom mosaic. With these kits, everyone can gather around and join in the fun of creating the special design. Another way to bring everyone together is by creating a mural in a garden or outdoor space. It’s easy for this to turn into a tradition at future family gatherings. Encourage your family members to bring new pieces on their visits to continue adding memories to your mural. Each part of your family can continue the tradition in their own homes. So, everyone will create something that will last through generations. Image Source: Pinterest. Moreover, consider decorating an outdoor tabletop for use in warmer months. Firstly, gather everyone around, sketch out a design. Then apply the tiles. There’s no need to fret about getting everything just right. Just enjoy the group project, and be sure to photograph everyone together with the end result. Image Source: Pinterest. Send Everyone Home With Something Joyful For projects that will be used long past the holidays, check out resources like Pinterest for DIY mosaic art ideas. As a matter of fact, every idea we found for this week’s blog came from Pinterest! As lovely as the Christmas holidays are, they do fall during the gloomiest part of the year. Send everyone home with a happy reminder of sunny days and good times to come with some of these ideas. Just like our others, there is room for everyone to participate. Set up a work area, gather round the table, and watch the happiness of group activities unfold! Stepping stones are the way to allow even the tiniest members of your gathering to join in. (Not to mention the adorable results!) Use their little hand-prints and footprints as the centerpiece of a simple mosaic design. They can even place simple glass marble pieces and add their name if they’re old enough. Image Source: Pinterest. Personalized projects are always popular. These are easy to make with die-cut numbers and letters that are easily available at arts and crafts retailers. If you’re planning this activity, it’s probably best to check with everyone in advance about what they’d like to make. This way, you’ll have the appropriate numerals and letters in the right amounts! For example, these house numbers are fantastic DIY glass mosaic projects. They can be mounted on a plaque or directly onto a wall back at home. Image Source: Pinterest. For a variation on this idea, create the design directly on the plaque (again, these are easy to find at crafts stores). Trace out the outline of the house number first, then fill in the shape with individual tiles. Subsequently, the flower pots and teacups are a unique touch. Image Source: Pinterest. It’s human nature to enjoy seeing your name or initials on something. So, we’ve found some ideas that will work for everyone, no matter what their individual tastes or skill level with mosaic patterns. Image Source: Pinterest. These letters don’t require any special trimming of the individual tiles. They’ve been applied on a diagonal. And the imperfections in how they’ve been placed just adds to the charm. Image Source: Pinterest. This style of mosaic design is quite personal. Use small items and colors that are meaningful. For example, some ideas for objects are charms, small toys, buttons, or similar small tokens. Image Source: Pinterest. A family name is deeply meaningful. Hence, this type of plaque is a wonderful piece of mosaic art to display at the front door. Moreover, for ideas on the type of lettering to use, look on Pinterest or the internet for font designs. Image Source: Pinterest. This Christmas 2019, don’t lose parts of your group to video games or the TV. However, get them together for some memory-making, art-creating fun! It’s definitely a tradition that will only keep growing from year to year. What do you think your family would enjoy creating together? What type of Christmas decorations would they use the most? What would you like to make for yourself? Let us know in the comments!
14" x 16" ceramic tile, glass and mixed media