5 Easy Christmas DIY Projects
Are you feeling crafty? This article will show you easy Christmas DIY projects that you could do alone or with your children. Some items and tools required will need adult supervision.
1. Easy Ornament Wreath
Use hand-me-down ornaments, broken, or vintage finds to transform a basic styrofoam wreath. First you need to cover your styrofoam base with ribbon to hide any of the styrofoam from being seen, Then use greening pins to attach baubles all over until your wreath is full. Get creative and add small bows, candy canes, or anything else you would like using pins or hot glue. This project is inexpensive and very simple to create.
2. Easy Bulb Wreath
Light up your front door with this colorful Christmas wreath fashioned from vintage lights. Start with a 12inch cardboard ring, craft, or something similar (use whatever you might have on hand that has a little bit of strength to it). Simply hot-glue about 65 colorful bulbs in two rows. You could use different colored bulbs or specific colors in a beautiful pattern. The choices are endless, but you will have a beautiful bulb wreath when you are finished!
3. Pinecone Ornaments
Spray-painted white, pinecones really pop against evergreen boughs. You could add some glitter to the tips of the pinecones to really make them sparkle when the lights on the tree hit them. Another idea is you can paint just the tips of the pinecones in white paint and/or glitter to make them look like they have been dusted in snow! Either way is simply beautiful and very cheap to make. To attach them to the tree, simply tie ribbon, any color you want to match your décor, around the bottom of the pinecone and your all done!
4. Holiday Candles
This DIY project would work for any holiday. First you will need some cheap white candles in different sizes. Then place a piece of painters tape around the candle to divide it in half, leaving the bottom of the candle uncovered for our décor. There are so many different ways you can decorate the candles, the choice is really up to you. You could paint the bottom half of the candle, add glitter, or add ribbons and pearls. The possibilities are endless. Try to decorate them to match the other decorations you already have and your home will look amazing!
5. Christmas Garland
Create an easy and festive "Merry Christmas" sign for a plain wall. Use string, twine, ribbon, or fishing string to make the garlands base. Then use craft paper, fabric, or felt to create the letters of your sign. You can then attach the letters to the garland with small clothes pins, staples, clips, or anything else you would like to use. There are so many different options you can create depending on the style you are going for. Just be creative and have fun!