DIY Christmas Ideas
Saw a cross section from the bottom of your Christmas tree trunk before putting it into its stand for decorating. For an extra remembrance, glue on a fun Christmas-morning snapshot before you store the ornaments away for next year. Family fun instructions don't mention it, but I might mod podge on the year and/or photo.
Saw off a piece of the Christmas tree each year to make an ornament
The simplest paper snowflakes are based on 4- or 8-pointed stars (fold a square in half diagonally and keep halving it until it's nearly too thick to cut, then snip out small shapes ). The second and third flakes in this garland are based on a 5-pointed star. Download the 5-point folding directions right here. I think they're easier to cut since there are fewer paper layers.
Thumbprint tree - with salt dough & a Christmas tree cookie cutter
really cool DIY tutorial here -- i'm so making these
Spray paint through lace onto clear ornament. LOVE.
Advent Calendar via @Whipperberry wow! I love the simplicity!