10 DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATION TO MAKE YOUR HOME MERRY AND BRIGHT WITH CRICUT DESIGN OF LIGHTBOXGOODMAN (PART 1) - Lightboxgoodman
'Tis the season for decking your halls (and trees, walls, doors...you get the picture). Sometimes store-bought (or even more convenient—online) is just the way to go, but there's something so special and charming about homespun DIY Christmas decorations that money simply cannot buy, especially with you guys - a paper art lover, a handcraft lover. These thoughtful Christmas craft ideas and projects are impossibly easy, make for hours of forced family fun (we mean, voluntary family fun), and are easy on the wallet (we could all use a little extra dough to spend on gifts for kids and stocking stuffers).
Once the inside is all twirled up, take your creativity outside. Now let's get crafting!
1. DIY Candy Cane Door Decor
Create your own candyland welcome with these wreath and swag ideas.
Make wreath at left: Arrange candy canes in a circle with the hooks all facing the same direction. Affix together with hot-glue (don’t worry if the ends don’t line up, as they will be covered). Top center with round peppermint candies, overlapping them slightly and holding in place with hot-glue. Thread ribbon through two candy canes at top to hang.
Make wreath at top right: Wrap a 12-inch foam wreath form in white ribbon. Attach candy cane sticks, small candy canes, and peppermint balls with hot-glue to conceal the form. Loop a ribbon around top of wreath to hang.
Make swag: Attach extra-large ($9 for 3; amazon.com) and regular-size candy canes together, staggering the heights and direction the hooks face, with hot-glue. Tie a bow around the stem, and insert greenery.
2. DIY Jingle Bell Runner Table Decorations
Not only does this runner look incredibly festive, it also sounds like Christmas. (Those "berries" are actually red jingle bells!)
Make the Runner: Cut holly leaves from dark and light green card stock. Use a bone folder or wooden skewer to indent veins in leaves, then trace indents with a green colored pencil. Run down the center of the table and lay red jingle bells throughout.
3. DIY Dog Bone Wreaths
Want to show your pup some love this "Woof-mas"? Add dog bone "bows" to classic wreaths with hot glue.
4. DIY Winter Wonderland Table Decorations
Are you feeling the Scandinavian vibes too? This neutral-toned table is as sophisticated as it is spirited.
Make the Wooden Bead Stars: Draw a five-point star on paper. Make a loop in one end of a piece of silver craft wire. Thread beads on wire, bending wire per drawing as you go. Feed loose end of wire through loop, crimp, and cut.
Make the Acorn Tree: Paint nuts with white craft paint, leaving caps natural. Attach a loop of twine with hot glue. Hang from a spray-painted branch set inside a spool of twine.
5. DIY Custom Christmas Stockings
- 1/2″ fabric for both outside and lining
- trims in your choice
We used this simple tutorial to create the stocking but using our own template.
Fabric requirements need to be enough fabric to cut two stocking shapes from two different fabrics.
With wrong sides together, cut TWO stocking shapes of both your outside fabric and your cuff/liner fabric. IMPORTANT: make sure your toe faces both directions for each fabric. (This is why matching wrong sides together will help you get pieces facing both directions.)
Now pair up one outside fabric with one lining/cuff fabric with the toes pointing the same direction like this. (See picture above.) Match the outside fabric and lining fabric from each set right sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam along the top of the two pieces. Open pieces up and press seam open. Repeat for back side.
Now match front and back pieced units right sides together with outside fabrics matched up and lining fabrics matched up. Center seams should match up too. Pin to hold two sides together. Leaving a space in the lining fabric for turning right side out, sew all the way around the outside edge of the stocking pieces (-where gray line is drawn.) Click on picture to see closer view.
I sewed a 1/4″ seam allowance around the outside [polka-dot fabric] and 3/8″ seam allowance around the green lining fabric, except the space left open for turning. This will help remove some of the bulk of the lining fabric. But if that’s too confusing, just sew 1/4″ for all.
Before you turn everything right-side out, cut notches in the curves – especially the toe. This will help the toe look nicer when finished. Be careful not to clip through the seam.
On the liner side, clip the fabric close to the seam. This will also help remove some bulk on the lining.
Now pull everything right-side out. Carefully shape the outside part until the curves look good and press. Tuck the open ends into the stocking and topstitch the opening closed.
Now carefully tuck the lining inside the stocking. Optional: Top stitch around the top edge for a more finished look.
Fold cuff down and carefully shape stocking. Optional: add decorative trim if you want. I just used Elmer’s Craft glue to put on some ric rac.
You can follow all 5 decorating suggestion above or just visit our Cricut design and come up with more simple ideas! Let's try some DIYs then give us a feedback at the comment section!
See you at part 2!
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