Easy Christmas DIYs

Seven holiday crafts to keep you busy this Christmas

With the holidays coming up, and the end of COVID-19 not, there’s no doubt everyone will have a lot of time on their hands. But don’t worry—you can still get in the Christmas spirit! Making holiday DIYs can give you something to do, and make your home festive. Below are seven easy Christmas DIYs that will help you decorate on a budget.

 

1. Snowy Mason Jars

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  • Craft from Instrupix

  • Supplies needed:

  • Coat the mason jar in a thin layer of modge podge with a sponge brush.

  • Pour the mixture of epsom salt and glitter over the glue, then leave your jar to dry for an hour.

  • Hot glue a piece of greenery or garland and tie twine around the top of the jar as desired. Add LED fairy lights in the jar for a bright touch. Then you’re done!

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2. Lighted Burlap Garland

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  • Craft from Create Craft Love

  • You will need: a strand of 100 white mini lights as well as 30 feet each of red, green, and natural burlap ribbon.

  • Cut the burlap into 8 to 10 inch strips. Do this until you have enough strips to tie around the light strand until you reach the end.

  • Tie the strips onto the wire with the color of your choice.

  • Repeat until the wire is full. Now you’re ready to decorate!

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3. Santa Tulle Wreath

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  • Craft from Baby Rabies

  • You will need: a wreath form, 50 yards or white tool, adult Santa hat, hot glue gun, scrap piece of ribbon, and a needle and thread.

  • Place hat on wreath form and mark where it lays on the form.

  • Tie 15 inch pieces of tulle around the wreath form.

  • Tie another piece of tulle in the center if you want your Santa to have a mustache.

  • Use smaller pieces of tulle to tie around the piece in the center for the mustache.

  • Hot glue the Santa hat onto the wreath form.

  • Sew a piece of ribbon on the back and hang it on your door.

  • You can also hang it without a mustache. Either way, your Santa wreath is complete!

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4. Pine Cone Christmas Trees

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  • Craft from Town & Country Living

  • You will need: pinecones, white paint, small pots, stars, hot glue, and greenery

  • Coat the scales of the pine cones in white paint.

  • Glue stars to the top of the pine cones. Glue pine cones on top of the pots and add greenery to spruce it up. Then you’re done!

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5. Christmas Tree Mason Jars

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  • Craft from Mason Jar Crafts

  • You will need: Mason jars, chalky paint, epsom salt, and painter’s tape.

  • Layer the painting tape to make one big piece.

  • Print out a stencil of your choice and trace it on the tape.

  • Cut out the shapes and place them on the mason jars.

  • Paint the jars the colors of your choice.

  • When the jars are dry, peel off the tape and add epsom salt and candles inside. Then your homemade decorations are finished!

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6. Twine Christmas Tree

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  • Craft from Fab Art DIY

  • You will need: thick paper, green twine, glue, beads and glitter.

  • Roll thick paper into a cone and cover it in glue. Wrap twine in an overlapping pattern.

  • Let the glue dry before removing twine from paper.

  • Add little beads and glitter pieces to the twine as desired, and your twine tree is complete!

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7. Cork Reindeers

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  • Craft from Simplemost

  • Supplies needed:

  • Cut a cork one into 4 long pieces for the reindeer’s legs.

  • Cut ⅓ of other cork for the neck and the ⅔ piece will be the head.

  • Put two black (or whatever color you desire) sewing pins in the head to make eyes.

  • Assemble your reindeer by gluing the head, neck, and legs to the body.

  • Cut pieces of pipe cleaner for the antlers, tails, and ears.

  • Hot glue the bow and nose. It can be used as a decoration or a label holder!

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You can still find ways to be festive while being COVID safe, and these crafts will help you get started! These seven crafts will bring some Christmas cheer into your home, during a time when everyone can use some. Even though the holidays will be different this year, your Christmas spirit doesn’t have to be!