Sunday, December 16, 2012

Adorable #CopyCat DIY Holiday Decor - #Crafts #Holidays

After scouring the internet for some of the cutest, easiest Holiday Decor I could find, I found some real gems that I just had to share with all of you!  Here are just a few of my very favorites!

Hand Print Christmas Tree (http://fivewhites.blogspot.com/2010/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-5-get-kidlets.html)

What you'll need:

  • A piece of large, thick posterboard or a piece of canvas 
  • Green Brown, Gold, and multicolored acrylic paints for the trunk, star and ornaments on the tree
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paint or foam brush
Directions:
  1. Take your little one's hands and using the foam brush, paint their hands green.  Start with stamping hand prints in a tree pattern.  You can fill in some spots and make the tree trunk with markers or a smaller paint brush.
  2. Trace a star on the top of the tree and paint it gold, add a little glitter.
  3. After the paint dries, using a small amount of glitter and multicolored paints, add ornaments and decorate your tree as you wish!
Hand Print Dough Ornaments (http://homemadegrits.blogspot.com/2009/12/handmade-christmas-homemade-ornaments.html)
What you'll need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Acrylic paints (optional)
  • Toothpicks (to put names and dates on ornaments)
  • Hot Glue Gun (optional)
  • Ribbon or string (to hang on the tree)
  • Felt or cardstock (optional)
  • Varnish (optional)
Directions:
  1. Combine ingredients and knead dough for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough and cut around hand or cut circles for making hand prints.  Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags.  If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
  3. Make a small hole on top for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on a non-stick surface or spray a cookie sheet with pam.  If you experience some stickage, cover the back with felt or cardstock and attach with a hot glue gun.  You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your ornaments are.  They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
  5. Paint and decorate as desired.  I recommend using acrylic paints and use a varnish to make they shiny.
Christmas Scene Bulbs (http://sayyestohoboken.com/2011/12/glass-ornament-decorated-10-ways-christmas-scene.html)
What you'll need:
  • Clear Christmas Blubs
  • Small decorative christmas trees (can be found at your local craft or hobby store)
  • Glitter
  • Small Christmas like animals (also can be found at your local craft or hobby store)
  • Lichen grass
  • Tweezers
  • Spray glue
Directions:
  1. With a piece of cardboard, place your small Christmas trees down and spray them with glue.  Sprinkle glitter on the trees to add a snowy look to them.
  2. Decorate your little Christmas animals with small hats or scarves, which can be found at your local craft store.
  3. Drop a bit of hot glue into the inside of the clear ornament bulb and then using tweezers press in a few pieces of lichen grass to create a soft ground for your scene.  Wait to dry.
  4. Adding another drop of glue inside, grab your trees and animal with your tweezers and carefully place them inside the bulb.  Make sure you take into account the small opening at the top of the bulb to help you select what will fit inside.  Then wait to dry and hang on your tree!
Snowman Light bulb Ornament (http://www.kelseybang.com/2011/11/snowman-lightbulb-ornament-and-giveaway.html)
What you'll need:
  • 4 light bulbs - white light bulbs will help make these adorable snowmen more vibrant.  You can also recycle some of your old light bulbs that no longer work.
  • Craft bond spray glue
  • Tweed
  • White glitter
  • Stick from the yard 
  • Piece of paper to catch the excess glitter
  • Puffy or fabric paint
  • Hot glue gun
Directions:
  1. First, spray the light blub with spray glue and cover it in glitter.  Let dry for a couple of minutes.  While you're waiting you can start on your other snowmen and warm up your hot glue gun.
  2. Tie your string to hang the ornament.  You can put the string on first before you glitter the bulb but doing this after will prevent getting spray glue on the string.
  3. Next, break your stick to the size of two arms.  Glue the arms onto the light bulb with the glue gun
  4. Then, using your puffy paint (you can also use small beads or buttons applied with your hot glue gun) to make the face and buttons of your snowman.  Then apply your carrot nose.
Hanukkah Garland (http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/stick-up-a-hanukkah-garland/index.html)
What you'll need:
  • Plain wooden Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue
  • Pencil
  • Medium-blue spray paint
  • Drill and 1/16" bit
  • 1/8" light blue ribbon
  • Embroidery needle
  • Beads
  • Scissors
Directions:
  1. Glue three sticks in a triangle with ends overlapping one another.  Make another triangle in the same manner.  Place the first triangle over the second to form a six-sided star.  With a pencil, mark the connections.
  2. Remove the top triangle and put hot glue on the marked areas.  Quickly replace the top triangle to attach the two together.
  3. Paint both sides of the star and let dry.
  4. Drill small holes in two of the points that oppose each other for the ribbon used to string them.
  5. String stars with a small ribbon in embroidery needle, which as a eye large enough to fit the ribbon but thin enough for the beads.  Add beads between the stars.
Tip: When determining how many sticks you'll need, each star will measure 4 1/2 inches wide.  The beaded area will be determined by the size and amount of beads you use.

Glitter Dreidels (http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/8-diy-hanukkah-decorations4.htm)
What you'll need:
  • A bag of wooden dreidels
  • Clear drying wood glue
  • Several jars of glitter in coordinating colors (they suggest using different shades of blue and silver)
Directions:
  1. Coat the dreidels with glue and sprinkle each side with one color of glitter, one side at a time.  Allow each side to dry before repeating until the dreidel is completely covered.  
  2. Place them in a decorative bowl, clear glass candy jar or glass hurricane vases.

What are some of your favorite DIY Holiday crafts?  Share your ideas and links below!

None of these crafts are my idea, they are ideas I found online.  I have given credit to everyone's crafts posted on this site. 

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