Once again, Christmas has approached us in the blink of an eye! This can be quite a stressful and expensive time, so we have pulled together some of our favourite DIY holiday crafts to ensure your season is both merry and bright.
String Art Christmas Cards
Show the ones you love just how much you appreciate them with a handmade and personalised Christmas card. The possibilities are endless with only a thread and needle.
You will need:
- Sewing needle
- Blank cards
Thread the needle and begin gently passing it back and forth through the card, starting on the inside of the card. Vary the length and width between each pass to create different shapes. To make a simple Christmas tree, pass the thread through the same hole at the top, while differing where the thread passes through at the bottom to create the tree figure.
TIP! Get creative by using threads of different colours and thicknesses.
Trio of Trees
If you’re struggling to find the perfect centrepiece or table ornament, look no further than this stunning ‘trio of trees’. This is super inexpensive and quite easy to make… just make sure you have your patient pants on!
You will need:
- Foam cones
- Large sequins of your desired colour
- Pearlized Pins
Begin by pinning the sequins to the foam cone one row at a time. To ensure that the Styrofoam isn’t visible, overlap the sequins. Slowly work your way to the top, altering the colours every row if you wish. Then… admire your craftsmanship. *pat-pat*
TIP! Use a Christmas tree ornament an add this to the top of the Styrofoam cone.
Up-cycle your used wrapping-paper, paper towel, and toilet paper rolls by turning them into a fabulous wreath – perfect to hang anywhere around the house. Getting creative and taking your time can result in a chic Christmas decoration that suits the style of your home.
You will need:
- Empty cardboard rolls
- Hot glue gun
- Plate or bowl
- Christmas tree ornaments
Start by cutting all your used rolls to and equal thicknesses (2 inches is ideal). Lay the bowl or plate rim down on a flat surface and arrange the cardboard slices around it, varying the size of the rolls. Then, hot glue the cardboard rolls together where they meet and perch your favourite Chirstmas tree ornaments inside a few of the holes.
TIP! Paint the cardboard slices to match the colour scheme in your home.
Mason Jar Decorations
Mason jars are extremely on-trend this year, so incorporating them seamlessly into your Christmas decorating regime will have stunning results! Get your thinking cap on, as the possibilities are endless. You can buy mason jars from craft stores, but if your Christmas budget is tight, think about using old sauce jars – any glass jar will do the trick!
Now, what you add inside of the jar is completely up to you! Here are some of our favourite things to put inside:
- Old Christmas ornaments
- A string of fairy lights
- Epsom Salts (looks like fake snow)
- Tea lights
- Miniature reindeer and Christmas trees
- Chirstmas light bulbs (that have seen better days)
TIP! Mix and match from the list above to create jars that are uniquely yours (i.e. place a tea light on top of some Epsom Salts).