12 makes of Christmas - Create a new Christmas tradition and build a Velleman holiday minikit each day leading up to Christmas

Christmas is only 12 days away and we can’t wait to celebrate. Now is the perfect time to be with family, friends and spend time together. Gather your loved ones and create a new tradition with the 12 makes of Christmas.

We’ve collected our favorite holiday minikits to give you a fun project every day until Christmas. Each completed minikit makes a great tree ornament or decoration for your desk or fireplace mantle.

12 Makes of Christmas


Day 1 – Velleman MK100: Electronic Christmas Tree

What better way to start the 12 makes of Christmas than with a Christmas Tree? This minikit has 16 blinking LEDs and that come in either red or blue. Little soldering is required which makes it perfect for beginners.

Velleman MK100: Electronic Christmas Tree as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 2 – Velleman MK122: 83 LED Animated Bell

Ring in the holidays with this animated bell. This minikit's 83 LEDs flash in a sequence to create the impression of a ringing bell.

Velleman MK122: 83 LED Animated Bell as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 3 – Velleman MK183: USB SMD X-Mas Tree

Add SMD (surface mount device) technology to your tree or office desk decorations with the MK183. This USB SMD Christmas tree only uses 7 mA of power and can be powered by a watch battery or a 5 V mini USB.

Velleman MK183: USB SMD X-Mas Tree as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 4 – Velleman MK197: RGB LED Ornament

Add a custom ornament to your tree with this minikit. The RGB LED ornament includes an acrylic ball, circuit board and LED that displays a rainbow of colors when assembled.

Velleman MK197: RGB LED Ornament as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 5 – Velleman MK130: 3D X-Mas Tree

Expand your making skills to the third dimension with a 3D Christmas Tree. Be creative and customize this minikit with the included red, green and yellow flashing LEDs.

Velleman MK130: 3D X-Mas Tree as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 6 – Velleman MK172: Sound Star

Blare your Christmas music and have the MK172 dance along. This Sound Star minikit has 60 red, green and yellow LEDs that respond to sound and music. The microphone is built into the back of the board and includes an adjustable sensitivity knob.

Velleman MK172: Sound Star as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 7 – Velleman MK142: SMD Christmas Tree

Practice your SMD soldering skills and build a Christmas tree ornament at the same time with the MK142. Six surface mount LEDs flash alternately when powered.

Velleman MK142: SMD Christmas Tree as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 8 – Velleman MK169Y/MK169R: Flashing LED Star

Choose between a red or yellow flashing LED star to replace your current Christmas star or brighten up your tree decorations.

Velleman MK169R: Flashing LED Star as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 9 – Velleman MK167: Flickering Electronic Candle

Set the Christmas mood with a flickering candle minikit. The candle includes three modes: flickering flame, steady flame and fading. This completed minikit is a great decoration for dining room tables and also makes a perfect tree ornament.

Velleman MK167: Flickering Electronic Candle as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 10 – Velleman MK117: Deluxe Christmas Tree

Create your very own Christmas tree with the MK117. This minikit includes over 130 red, green and yellow LEDS to customize your tree.

Velleman MK117: Deluxe Christmas Tree as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 11 – Velleman MK170: 60 LED Multi-Effect Star

Draw attention to your Christmas tree with over 24 effects from the MK170. This 60 LED star has static, blinking and animated effects that can be changed with the on-board selection button.

Velleman MK170: 60 LED Multi-Effect Star as an ornament on a Christmas tree

Day 12 – Velleman MK116: Riding Santa

Build Santa and his reindeer, and bring them to life with the MK116. This minikit uses over 120 LEDs to flash and animate Santa riding in his sleigh.

Velleman MK116: Riding Santa as an ornament on a Christmas tree

 

When you've completed your 12 makes of Christmas, tweet us a picture with the hashtag #12makesofchristmas. Have a holiday maker tradition you'd like to share? Let us know at @vellemanstore! We love seeing what festive creations you're making around the holidays.