I thought that since most of us will be spending the weekend after Thanksgiving shopping & decorating for Christmas, I would post our new Christmas Mantle!
I made the garland several years ago with the cheapest, skimpiest garland I could find at Hobby Lobby. I added lights, berries, floral picks, and Christmas balls. It’s amazing how much cheaper it is when you make your own!
I also made the glitter trees. I used poster board, Modge Podge, & glitter. These cost $1.50 to make versus $10-$20 each they cost at the store. I apologize that I do not have any pictures to go with the DIY instructions. I was covered half in glitter & didn’t want to get it all over my camera lens! 🙂
To make the trees: Purchase poster board in whatever color you ware wanting to glitter the trees. (I used white for the silver one.) You can also “cheat” here by covering white poster board in colored paper that matches your glitter. Twist your poster board into a cone shape and hot-glue the seam. Then, paint about 4″ of the cone with Modge Podge and press it in glitter. I took a Rubbermaid tub lid and a piece of wax paper, poured the glitter on it, then rolled my cone in the glitter. Next, repeat painting Modge Podge on the next 4″ and rolling it in glitter until you are completely finished. You do not have to, but once they dry, you can spray them with Ceramic Sealer (found at Hobby Lobby) so the glitter doesn’t get all over your house!
A few friends came over today, and we made Christmas Wreaths. I’m posting these for ideas. Sorry that there are no instructions!
Hi, everyone! Today I made another super-easy Christmas craft: Initial Christmas Balls. They are perfect for doing the initial for your last name, your kids’ first names, or a monogram.
I had a few vinyl monograms left over from our wedding (over 3 years ago!). They were just sitting around on a shelf, so I thought I would use them. If you do not have a vinyl cut-out machine, you can always go to the craft store and just grab a package of stickers!
Supplies: glitter, empty glass ornaments (I purchased mine on the craft aisle at Hobby Lobby), and stickers/vinyl cut outs.
Next, I stuck the letters on my Christmas balls, then filled them with glitter. It took 10 minutes to make all 3!
Well, I have recently been terrible about updating the blog on a weekly basis. Things have been very busy here! With the holidays coming up, I promise to be posting more! I spent the day yesterday crafting in my new craft room. More posts to come!
The first thing I made was a super-easy Merry Christmas sign. It’s also super-cheap to make! Here are the details:
You need just over 6′ of a 2″x4″ board. I cut mine into the following pieces: 4- 6″, 4- 4.5″, 3- 5.25″, 3- 5.5″ and arranged them on top of each other.
I then took scrapbooking paper and covered them using Modge Podge. I chose 5 different designs. Pick out similar paper that goes with your theme! I painted a layer of glue on the wood, put the paper down, and then painted another layer of glue on top. (Prior to this, you can always paint your blocks a color. I left mine natural & am happy without this extra step.)
While my blocks dried, I cut out “Merry Christmas” using stencils from Michaels. I cut them out on white card stock, painted them with Modge Podge, and pressed them into silver glitter. (Use wax paper for applying your Modge Podge and drying the letters…it will save you tons of heartache!)
Last, I glued the letters onto the wooden blocks using Tacky Glue.
These are perfect for your mantle, above your TV, on an accent table, or even on your dining room table!