December 5, 2015

Jordan's 12 Days of Blogmas- DIY Christmas Decorations

Hello, my little boughs of holly! Welcome to another installment of Blogmas! Today I'll be showing you some fun and easy ways to deck out your house for Christmas; DIY style.


Paper Christmas Tree

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!)

You can make different sized trees by using different sized pages!

(Also, I made the gold base it was standing on using a circular piece of wood, some gold paint, and wooden pedestal.)


Fancy Candle

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 ol' candle, but this one is particularly Christmassy because it's SPICED APPLE CIDER SCENTED!


- 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!


Something from Clay


- 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.

You can dot your clay figures on tabletops, shelves, or use them as paperweights! If you make a Santa face, you could even hide it in a cabinet and scare people. Spreading the Christmas fear!


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!
Jordan x

1 comment:

  1. Cool ideas ! Thank you and merry Christmas!