DIY Christmas

in DIY, December 11, 2017

Finally I get to show off some EASY DIYs for the holidays!

 

Garland:

This took me a few hours and a half of bottle of wine to get through this DIY. All you need is a sewing needle, thread, and cotton balls! The only thing you have to do is to try to go through the middle of the cotton ball and keep going until you have enough for your tree. At the end, just wrap the thread around the last cotton ball and tie a knot. I used about 200 cotton balls for my tree. I did have to roll some of the cotton balls in my hands so they looked less of a marshmallow and more of a ball. One tip I do have is to make sure you have room for this DIY. Once you start spreading out the cotton balls, you’ll need the room to stretch out.

 

 

Paw Print Ornaments:

Of course with being a dog mom, I had to get my pups in on the Christmas fun! I used salt dough and some gold paint to make these ornaments really pop.

Salt Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water

Once you rolled out the dough, cut it with whatever shape you’d like. (I used a drinking glass to get my perfect circles.) You do have to press down on the dough with your pup’s paw just enough that it leaves a good imprint. Before you bake, make sure you use a straw or a dowel to make a hole for the ribbon or string to go through. Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours and viola!

 

 

Pine Cone Ornaments:

These are great because you can soak them in essential oils to help make your tree smell amazing! I picked up a few pine cones from outside and cleaned them of all dirt/bugs that may have been lurking. I soaked them in wintergreen essential oil and once they were dried, I painted them. Hot glue a ribbon in a circle and there you have perfect smelling ornaments!

 

 

“Merry Christmas” Sign:

This one took some time since you have to add a few coats of paint. I used an old cabinet door I found in the barn but you can find these doors at any Habitat for Humanity or Salvation Army! I used acrylic for the white and chalkboard paint for the black. Like I said before I added a few coats to this in order for it to cover and get the look I wanted. You could also use spray paint! I hand painted the letters and added some holly in the corners.

 

There you have it, folks! I hope you give these DIYs a try for your Christmas decor!

 

Till Next Time,

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