5 DIY Christmas ideas.
Christmas is a time to package your house into a warm, exciting and inviting HOME.
Has looking at Pinterest gotten your creative red and green juices flowing? In the mood to let your Christmas Ideas shine through? Here are five brilliant idea hacks that will help you save money and time.
Spruce up your Spruce garland.
So you want to buy that gorgeous, standout Pottery Barn garland you observed in this month’s catalog. You’re dreaming in LED twinkle lights, just on the verge of adding the boxwood garland to your cart, when your heart sinks in your chest. Eighty bucks per six feet. And you know, deep down, 60’’ of garland isn’t going to get you very far. But all hope is not lost.
Fret not, my PB cohorts; there is a way, and it’s virtually cost-free. Tutorial.
Cardboard box fireplace.
Hang your stockings without a whole lot of care. This family-friendly, fun, tradition introducing, free project has memories written all over it. The materials are cheap if not free, particularly if you have cardboard boxes and crafting supplies lying around. Tutorial.
Laundry basket wreath.
This dollar store hack will enable you to make wreath lightning fast, with clippings from your yard and natural jute twine. A festive wreath is a great way to welcome guests and Christmas into your home. But there’s no need to spend a fortune on a store-bought one. Tutorial.
Snowflakes made from hot glue.
Want to look out your window and see snow every time? Try this fun trick! Create a snowflake using a hot glue gun on parchment paper. Once it’s dry, peel it off and stick it to your window. You can use a dab or two of hot glue directly on your window to secure them, and they should come off easily when you’re ready to take them down. Tutorial.
Grab last years ugly sweater and liven up your sofa.
Purchase some holiday-themed sweaters or even some of those toe socks (draft dodgers) at Goodwill or your local thrift store and add a little holiday cheer to your couch with a few cozy “new” huggable stories. Use the sweater pockets to tuck in some Christmas scents, personalized notes from jolly old Saint Nick or maybe even a surprise Chanukah or early Christmas gift . Tutorial.