Another week closer to Christmas and another Christmas post! Any one else super excited for Christmas? It is less than 12 days away and I have a surprise…. I am doing blogmas, I will be posting every day for 12 days at 8am! Today is day 1 and I am going to share with you DIY Christmas Home decor. I have already done a home decor post but since you guys enjoyed it so much I thought why not do another and share with you some more of my favorite decorations.
Give tattered plaid blankets and scarves new lives by transforming them into stockings with fringe. You can do the same with old quilts and Pendleton or Hudson’s Bay blankets.
Wood Pallet Tree
Pine branches decorate a door stripped to bare wood in this Wisconsin home.
Paper Gift Packets
Making packaging to be proud of requires little more than thread and scrap paper. Let warm woolen mittens and other soft goods shine—sans box—by layering two pieces of kraft paper together and drawing your chosen shape (star, stocking, or other Yuletide symbol) on the top piece. Cut through both layers of paper, then sandwich a gift between the two shapes and stitch along the edges using contrasting thread.
Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament
At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament’s top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place.
Dear popcorn, you’ve been replaced! This year, fashion a strand from a different pantry essential. First, stack 12 ruffled coffee filters, randomly mixing white and natural-colored ones, and staple the center. Repeat; 20 stapled stacks will yield a 10-foot garland. Poke a hole near the center of each stack with a small nail. Next, cut a piece of twine that’s at least a foot longer than the desired length of your garland, and knot one end. Thread on one stack and secure tightly in place by knotting the twine on the other side, then tie another knot six inches down. Slide on a second stack until it presses against that last knot. Continue tying knots and adding stacks until all are strung. Finally, scrunch the filters with your fingers to transform each stack into a full-fledged pom-pom.
Use ordinary grocery-store matchboxes to count down the days till Christmas. Just hot-glue the tops of empty boxes to one another to form rows (start with nine boxes for the base, and decrease by two until you have a single box). Cut wrapping paper to cover each section; secure with hot glue. Next, hot-glue the rows in a pyramid shape as shown. Use number stamps (available at craft stores) to mark the boxes 1 through 25, then fill with candy and trinkets.
Spray-painted white, pinecones really pop against evergreen boughs.
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Coated in glossy white spray paint, skeleton keys feel fresh.
Branch out from conventional tablescapes by using an extra-long tree limb as a platform for displaying ornaments. Simply knot lengths of twine around the branch and hang it from a row of five or six ceiling hooks.
DIY Rustic Light-Up Christmas Sign
Add some rustic touches to your home with this DIY sign.
Get the tutorial at The American Patriette.
Snow-Covered Pine Cones
Vintage baking molds add a sweet touch to any tree; simply hot-glue ribbon loops to their backs and hang.