Earlier this week I went to Walmart and spent
a little WAY too much money on Christmas decorations, but I still felt like my apartment needed more holiday cheer. Since I’m saving up for presents, I decided to make my own decorations out of crafty items I already had. I chose 3 different decorations to share with you!
You Will Need:
1. Reindeer Canvas
This was one of the easiest crafts ever and even better I got it off of Pinterest!
HOW TO: Start off with a blank white canvas. Then lay down some tape in the shape of a reindeer’s head. I used red paint over the tape and waited for it to dry. Once the paint is dry, peel off the tape and reveal the outline. I colored in remaining white canvas with silver glitter paint.
If I had an extra canvas, I would love to make a second painting with green in the shape of a Christmas tree and also fill that in with the silver paint!
2. Candle Holder
My favorite thing about this craft is that the labels I have peel right off, which means you can remove them for use all year round. I actually upcycled this jar becuase it was a jar of salsa! haha
HOW TO: First I filled out some labels using red, green and black sharpies. While the labels dried, I hot-glued some of the red flat pebbles to the rim of the jar. (These can also be easily removed for redesign.) Then I peeled the labels and carefully placed them on opposite sides. Fill the jar with the same red pebbles and place the candle inside! Wah-lah! Super quick.
3. Popsicle Snowflakes
Gold and glitter makes for some cute decorations. This is the most fun because you can let your creativity come through. Each snowflake is different.
HOW TO: For the smaller snowflakes I used 3-4 sticks and hot-glued them together. Then have fun with the gold and silver paint, or red and green, whatever colors you like. Some were all gold, some all silver, etc. For the mother of all snowflakes I used 32 sticks and hot-glued them in a design I liked. Then I painted the entire snowflake white. After that dried, I stippled on some gold and silver glitter paint. I wanted it to have texture and not all be one flat color. Make sure you let your snowflakes dry completely before you hang them!
Hopefully you find these DIY decorations add some holiday spirit to your home without overspending! Let me know what you think about these ideas and if you have any of your own!
Only 21 more days until Christmas!