I can’t believe I’m still making Christmas decorations! Christmas is in a few days, and it feels like I still have so much to do. I bought a bunch of gold Christmas ornaments at a dollar store and decided to make a mini ornament wreath. I already have my living room decorated, so why not add a little holiday cheer to other parts of the house?
For this ornament wreath I used an 8 inch floral foam ring, 50 ornaments, hot glue gun, and glue sticks. I used floral foam instead of a Styrofoam wreath because I just didn’t feel like going to another store and spending more money, so I just improvised and used what I had in my closet. The floral foam has a softer texture than the Styrofoam wreath.
Begin by removing the caps from the ornaments. This helps the ornaments fit better into the wreath.
Use the hot glue gun to glue the ornaments around the inner circle of the wreath first, then work your way out.
Continue gluing until the wreath is fully covered. Glue more ornaments on top of the other ornaments to cover the open spaces.
Here’s the finished wreath:
Very beautiful and easy to make!
These glittered pine cones are an inexpensive and beautiful way to decorate for the holidays. In only a few steps, you can add a little sparkle to your home.
- Pine Cones
- Extra Fine Glitter (multiple colors)
Place several pine cones on a cookie sheet, and bake for 40 minutes in a 200° F oven. This will kill any insects on the pine cones. Let the pine cones cool for about 30 minutes.
Cover your work space with newspaper or with anything that can catch the falling glitter. Although glitter is pretty, it is also very messy!
Coat each pine cone with glue. I used tacky glue, but any clear drying glue will do.
Lay the pine cones on paper plates and sprinkle glitter over the cones. Turn the plate as you sprinkle to make sure the pine cones are evenly covered with glitter.
Let the pine cones dry for 3-4 hours.
Now the pine cones are ready to display for the holidays!
This is a fun and easy recipe you can do with children. My son loved eating this holiday snack and kept coming back for more!
Ingredients and Supplies:
- Plastic Cocktail Straws
- Candy Sprinkles
- Large Marshmallows
- Miniature Marshmallows
1. Wash the strawberries, and cut off the green stems.
2. Peel a banana, and cut it into slices.
3. Push a straw through the center of a large marshmallow. The plastic straw will work as a skewer and hold everything in place. You can also use toothpicks.
4. Push a strawberry on top of the large marshmallow.
5. Push a miniature marshmallow on top of the strawberry.
6. Push a slice of banana on the bottom of the large marshmallow.
7. Press three sprinkles into the marshmallow. The sprinkles will resemble Santa’s eyes and mouth.
8. The Santa snacks are ready to eat. Enjoy!
***If you make this snack for younger children, make sure to keep a close watch on them as they eat the small pieces of food on the straw.
I wanted to share with you all my version of pine cone ornaments. This was my first time doing a craft project using pine cones. I had a lot of fun making these beautiful ornaments and adding a bit of nature to my Christmas decor.
I used the following supplies:
- Pine Cones
- Snow Spray
- Jute Rope
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Go outside and pick pine cones.
2. Bake the pine cones in the oven at 200° for about 40-45 minutes. This will get rid of the bugs that are sometimes on the pine cones.
3. Remove pine cones from the oven and let cool.
4. Spray pine cones with snow spray. I bought a small can of it at a dollar store in the Christmas decor section. The spray is easy to use and dries after a few minutes.
5. Cut jute rope into 8 inch long pieces, and use the hot glue gun to glue the ends of the rope to the top of the pine cones.
6. Make a bow for the pine cones using decorative ribbon.
7. Use the hot glue gun again to glue the bows on the pine cones.
Here are the finished ornaments:
The ornaments are so lovely, and give my mantel a rustic look. I think I will do this project again next Christmas!
This is one of those projects that is fun and easy to make but also takes some hours to complete. I am in the process of decorating my mantel for Christmas, and these colorful sequins trees are the perfect addition to the holiday decor in my home.
Supplies I used:
- 2 Floral Foam Cones
- Straight pins
The reason this project takes so long is because each sequin is pinned to the cones one at a time.
Warning: You will need several hundred sequins and pins! So prepare yourself before you begin making your trees. I found the packs of sequins and pins at dollar stores. Each pack cost me about $1 each.
The sequins come in multiple colors, and you can arrange them any way you like. I was going for an ombre effect for my trees.
Here they are on my mantel:
The trees are so colorful and vibrant!