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Simple Christmas Decorations

I can’t believe that Christmas is in a few days! This year has went by so quickly. I have been busy doing several craft projects, and I didn’t realize how fast time has gone by. For this blog post, I wanted to share with you all some of the Christmas crafts I have worked on. I think that they are fairly simple to complete, and hopefully someone can draw inspiration from the projects.

  1. Garland Wreath

For this project, I used a 12 in. foam wreath and red and gold tinsel garland.

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All I did was wrap the garland around the wreath until the wreath was fully covered.

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Only took me about 5 minutes!

2. Christmas Wood Frame

I used a frame from a previous craft, and turned it into wall art.

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I spray painted the frame red. After the frame was dry, I cut some wrapping paper and attached it to the back of the frame.

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I hung the frame from a couple of nails that were already in my wall. Then, I added the gold ornament.

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3. Christmas Sign

I really enjoyed doing this project because the sign came from a piece of an old drawer in my son’s room.

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I was dismantling the drawer and I wanted to save some parts for future projects. I took the back part off and used it for my sign.

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I thought I wanted to paint it white, but I went with red instead.

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After the board was dry, I used a gold paint pen and some stencils to draw letters and shapes.

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I put the finished sign by my Christmas tree. I love the way it looks there.

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Mason Jar Snow Globe

I love Christmas, and I enjoy making decorations for my home. This is the first Christmas since my son was born that my family and I will get to spend at home without traveling, so I plan on making our house look as festive as possible. I am working on lots of DIY decorations, and I hope to share them with you all as time permits.

For this blog post, I decided to make a snow globe. I already had a case of mason jars at home, so I only needed to buy a couple of other cheap items.I used the following supplies to complete this project: mason jar, glue gun, glue sticks, water, fine glitter, miniature Christmas figurines. All of the supplies were really inexpensive because I bought them at dollar stores.

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Step 1:

Turn the lid upside down. Then, hot glue the figurines to the lid. Make sure the figurines are centered on the lid so that they do not cover the seal.

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Step 2:

Fill the mason jar almost to the top with water. Then, pour in the glitter. (You can either pour in the glitter first or the water, it’s just personal preference.)

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***FYI: A lot of tutorials called for using glycerin in the water because it can make the glitter fall slowly. It made my glitter lump together, so use at your own discretion.

Step 4:

Turn the figurines over into the water. Then, tightly screw on the lid.

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I really enjoyed making this snow globe. The supplies were inexpensive, and it didn’t take a lot of time to complete. I look forward to making more of these for family and friends.