This is probably the most time-consuming craft of the 3, but I think it is one of the coolest! This is a Christmas tree made out of a book. A dictionary, to be exact!
- Rip out around 200 pages of a old book, keeping them connected at the binding.
- Fold the top right corner of the page inwards until the top edge of the page is aligned with the binding.
- Take the newly-created diagonal edge and fold inwards until the edge is aligned with the binding.
- Tuck in/fold the pointed edge at the bottom of the page to create a flat edge.
- Repeat with all remaining pages.
- If you want a more realistic Christmas tree look, cut out triangles to create the infamous tiers.
(Just in case my directions didn't make sense!)
(Also, I made the gold base it was standing on using a circular piece of wood, some gold paint, and wooden pedestal.)
One of the easiest DIY decorations is this festive candle! It's extremely practical, and very cute!
All you'll need is a cheap candle, some cutesie fabric, a hot glue gun and a pair of fabric (or really tough) scissors. You can pretty much do this with any
' candle, but this one is particularly Christmassy because it's SPICED APPLE CIDER SCENTED! ol
- Wrap the fabric around the circumference of the candle to see how much fabric you'll need.
- Cut the fabric with about a half inch to spare, along with what you need.
- Using your hot glue gun, take one side of the cut fabric, fold over a half inch, and hot glue it down. This creates a nice, smooth edge with no chance of fraying!
- Take the un-glued edge of the fabric and secure it to the candle using the hot glue gun.
- Wrap the fabric around the circumference of the candle, hot-gluing it down periodically.
- Secure the 'smooth' end of the fabric onto the candle.
- Light it and enjoy!
- Mold your clay into your desired figure.
- Let the clay air-dry for 2 to 3 days (depending on the size of your project), or wait a day and put it in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour.
- Once the clay is dry and cool, paint it with your desired colors!
- If you want, coat your clay figure with Mod Podge for a glossy finish.
Those are a few of my nifty craft ideas! If you decide to make one of these, send me pictures!
Have a great day/afternoon/evening!