Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My top ten must do Christmas crafts!

Hey there my friends! Hope your week has been great! I've been finishing up some shopping -- I just have a few more people to buy for and we're done. I'm feeling oddly ahead of the game this year and I love it. I even have about half of our gifts wrapped already.

This is not typical but it's a good feeling! :)

The other day I was looking through my old Christmas craft posts and fell in love with so many of them all over again. I thought it would be fun to gather my top ten Christmas crafts/projects with you!

These would all be fun to do with the kids, for a crafty girls night...or just by yourself because you want to! I love all of them so much.

I made these pretty paper poinsettia leaves years ago and put them in a frame:
pretty paper poinsettia flower art

They'd also be beautiful as a garland or used as gift tags! They were SUPER cheap to make too. 

I've made a ton of advent calendars over the years, but this long knock off advent is still my favorite: 
DIY Pottery Barn Christmas advent knock off

You could make it any color, but I LOVE the black chalkboard look I did. I bought simple paper bags to use for each day. 

You know me and pillows. And holiday pillows. I love them! This is my favorite way to make seasonal pillows for WAY less
Making Christmas pillows out of placemats

You'll see these holiday pillows all over our house during the season. And in the fall, for Halloween...all of them. ;) 

This DIY candle holder using dollar store supplies is so easy and such a classic look! You can dress them up so many different ways for the seasons: 
DIY candleholders using dollar store products

I also love these DIY snowy candles I made years back. They are so SO pretty when lit up! I especially love them with floating candles and cranberries: 
DIY snowy candles craft

You probably have the secret ingredient for the "snow" already! 

This Noel art knock off is another favorite -- super easy and inexpensive! I'm pretty sure I used an old Goodwill frame for this one: 
DIY NOEL sign using Goodwill frame

I made this cute Christmas grapevine wreath a couple years ago and it's on my door again this season: 
Using grapevine wreath for all holidays

I found the skates at the dollar spot and added my own touch. I had everything else so this one was super cheap! 

OK...this one is an all time favorite. I absolute LOVE these DIY Christmas globe frames I made last year: 
DIY snow globe art in frame

I may have squealed a bit when I pulled them out of the bins this year. :) I don't think I ever shared the other version I made last year: 
Making snowglobe art in frame

These are really inexpensive to make and there are SO many cute papers and cut outs at craft stores. 

Alright, I keep saying each one is my favorite, but this one REALLY IS my favorite. I made these Santa hat cones forever ago and they've been a popular post since: 
DIY Santa hat craft using craft cones

A couple of the buckle pieces have fallen off in storage, but once I get those glued back on these are going out again this year. They have held up remarkably well otherwise! SO cute. 

And last but not least, my latest Christmas DIY, the large Christmas gift art I made last month: 
How to make large Christmas package art for the porch

They look great both inside or outside on the porch -- you can see the fun spot I found for them in our house in this post

I have years of Christmas craft projects under my belt but these are some of my absolute favorites! To see all of my holiday content you can go here. Have you tried making any of these fun projects for your home? 

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Easy, quick holiday card display

Easy and inexpensive holiday card display on door

Hello all! I hope your week is getting better with each day!

I wanted to share a super quick, easy way I display our holiday cards – I started doing it a couple years ago and have been meaning to blog about it every year since.

All you need is some ribbon and a door. Told you, easy!

OK, there are a few other minor things, but really, it’s simple. I change up my ribbon every year, but you could use the same year to year too:
candy cane stripe ribbon

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I bought this candy cane stripe years ago and love it. Here's a similar ribbon if you like this look!

I just wrapped it around our coat closet door and secured it inside with upholstery tacks (cause that’s what I had handy): easy door holiday card display

Yes, it will put a small hole in your door, and no, no one will ever notice it. I just use the same holes year to year.

Just wrap the ribbon around top to bottom and across the door. Then you’ll need something to hold the cards on. I found these little tiny clothespins years ago at a craft store but you can find them here online:
small clothespins

They aren’t super strong but hold a card just fine.

It takes about five minutes to set up and no time at all to add new ones as the cards come in: