I love decorating for holidays and other occasions. I had a lot of unused red decorations left over from Christmas, so I decided to decorate the mantel above my fireplace. I made some new projects, but a lot of the items were things that I already owned or made for other blog posts. These ideas can be used not only for a mantel, but for any space in your home.
For the first project, I made a garland for the mantel by tying 5″ strips of red and white tulle around some Christmas lights.
The next project I made was a 12″ heart-shaped wreath covered with red burlap.
I wrapped the burlap around the wreath and secured it with red pipe cleaner.
Two more projects were made with products from Dollar Tree.
I painted the frames red using Krylon Dual Paint+Primer. Then, I glued together glass bowls on candle holders and filled the bowls with plastic heart gems.
Finally, I arranged all the items together on the mantel.
***LOVE canvas tutorial can be found here.
***Candy jar tutorial can be found here.
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.
- Garland Wreath
For this project, I used a 12 in. foam wreath and red and gold tinsel garland.
All I did was wrap the garland around the wreath until the wreath was fully covered.
Only took me about 5 minutes!
2. Christmas Wood Frame
I used a frame from a previous craft, and turned it into wall art.
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.
I hung the frame from a couple of nails that were already in my wall. Then, I added the gold ornament.
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.
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.
I thought I wanted to paint it white, but I went with red instead.
After the board was dry, I used a gold paint pen and some stencils to draw letters and shapes.
I put the finished sign by my Christmas tree. I love the way it looks there.
I enjoy making wreaths and thinking of different ways to decorate my door. I decided to make a felt wreath because I had a bunch of felt sheets left over from an earlier project. I am beginning to decorate my house for the holidays, and I feel that this wreath will be an excellent way to make my door look festive and beautiful.
I used the following supplies:
- 12 in. foam wreath
- Straight pins
- Felt sheets
- Pearl beads
I started off by cutting the felt into petal shapes.
Next, I folded the felt petals into circular shapes and pinned them around the wreath.
Finally, I tied a strand of pearl beads around the top of the wreath so I could hang it from my door.
Here is the finished wreath:
This is a quick and easy project if you are still looking for last-minute Halloween decorations. I made this using a 12 in. foam wreath, straight pins, black polyester ribbon, and Dollar Tree Halloween decorations.
I started off by wrapping the ribbon around the wreath. I secured the ribbon with the straight pins (I used this method because I plan on using the wreath at a later date).
I used the straight pins again to secure the Halloween decorations to the wreath.
Finally, I tied black ribbon around the top part of the wreath so that I could hang it from my door.
Celebrate Independence Day with these two fun and easy craft projects!
The first craft project is a wreath. This wreath is so simple to make. I used the following supplies:
- 14 in. grapevine wreath
- small paper flag
- glue gun
- patriotic bow
- red, white, and blue glitter
- chipboard letters
First, I tied the bow onto the top part of the wreath. Next, I glued glitter onto the letters. Once the letters dried, I glued them on the wreath. Finally, I added the paper flag.
This wreath took me very little time to make. The longest part was waiting on the glitter to dry on the letters.
For the second project, I made a patriotic felt mirror. I used the following supplies:
- red, white, and blue felt
- glue gun
- wooden picture frame
- 5 in. round mirror
I started off by gluing the mirror onto the picture frame.
Next, I started making the felt flower petals.( I found an excellent tutorial at this blog on how to make different styles of felt flowers.)
Then, I started gluing the felt petals and rhinestones onto the mirror and frame until the frame was completely covered.
Here is the finished product:
My little boy loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with Disney, so I was very excited to do this project.
I used the following supplies:
- 1 Foam Floral Ring (Dollar Tree)
- 2 Foam Floral Discs (Dollar Tree)
- Straight Pins (Walmart)
- Red and Black Yarn (Walmart)
- Glue sticks and glue gun
- 2 White Buttons
I started off by wrapping the two discs and top half of the ring with black yarn. I used straight pins to keep the yarn in place. Then, I wrapped the red yarn around the bottom half of the ring.
I used the glue gun to attach the ears and buttons.
This was such a fun and easy project. All of the material was very inexpensive because I bought everything from dollar stores. The best thing is that I was able to share something with my son that I know he loves.