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9 DIY Christmas ideas

If you’re feeling about crafty this Christmas then you have come to the right place! We found some festive favourites from our team and from some bloggers!
Don’t worry if you’re not the ‘artsy’ type, these ideas are easy to do and if they don’t turn out like you hoped? Just pretend it was the look you was going for…genius.

Here comes the inspiration…Plus scroll to the bottom to see what’s behind our advent calendar door today!

1. Orange tree decorations

Cut some oranges into 1cm thick slices, bake in the oven between 50-100 degrees for 6-8 hours. Then once cooled, apply some glue, sprinkle a little glitter over and thread a piece of ribbon through the top to hang it with. (you could also use a grapefruit to make a Christmas coaster!)

Cut some oranges into 1cm thick slices, bake in the oven between 50-100 degrees for 6-8 hours. Then once cooled, apply some glue, sprinkle a little glitter over and thread a piece of ribbon through the top to hang it with. (you could also use a grapefruit to make a Christmas coaster!)

 

2. Cinnamon tree decorations

cinn  sticks

Take two cinnamon sticks, place them side by side and glue together. Then make a bow with the ribbon and tie it around the sticks, dab a bit more glue over the sticks and sprinkle with glitter. Thread a piece of ribbon through both cinnamon sticks, make a loop and tie at the top.

 

3. Festive wreath 

wreath

Get the tutorial for the wreath here to add some beautiful Christmas cheer to your front door.

 

4. Homemade Christmas cards

cards

Take a 5 x 5 card and envelope, and using a guillotine and coloured card or Christmas background paper, carve out the base for your design, then layer it with another piece of card or paper, leaving a border of about 5mm. Then take your materials and choose a design – using either buttons and gems to create a Christmas tree, or Reindeer motifs. You can use ribbon to glue along the width of the card before applying your motif, or apply them straight onto the card

 

5. Snowflake wine glass

glitter wine glass

Pop your glass on a piece of newspaper and apply hodpodge glue to the bottom of the glass. Sprinkle glitter all over and leave to dry for an hour. Then holding the rim, so you’re careful not to touch the glitter, paint on a simple snowflake design with glass paint. After 24 hours, bake it in an oven following the glass paint manufacturer’s instructions (usually 40 mins on 160 degrees) to make it dishwasher proof. Then leave to cool, tie a ribbon round the rim and you’re done!

 

6. Christmas candles

If you fancy making your own Christmas candles, check out the blog for a how-to guide.

We loved this candle holders when we spotted then on IHEARTFASHION’s blog. If you fancy making your own Christmas candles, check out the blog for a how-to guide.

 

7. Salt dough stars 

star

The Crumbs family have done it again with salt dough star decorations! Find out how to make them here!

 

8. Tinsel Rudolph wreath 

rudolf wreath

The Paper Mama blog had us giddy with glee at this Rudolf inspired wreath! See how to make it here!

 

9.  Glittered Christmas baubles

glitter baubles

Glitter is just the best isn’t it and Random Creativity can show you how to make your own sparkly Christmas baubles!

 

Are you feeling a little crafty now?  Or do you have some DIY ideas that you’d love to share? Let us know in the comments below!

Plus today we’re giving away a craft bundle that should help your creative juices flow!
Pop on over to our Facebook page to enter – good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

Comments
  • Yanni

    Paper snowflakes and paper ring links were always a favourite for us! Our rooms were covered in them! 🙂

  • tommy

    Love the wine glass idea :-):-):-)

    • Morning Tommy 🙂

      Glad you like it! If you have a go make sure you tweet us a picture @haven!
      Have a wonderful Christmas!