I've always been a fan of DIY projects, when they are done well. Why pay a fortune for something in a shop when you can make it just as good yourself, and for cheaper. So that being said I am always on the look out for great fun, creative and beautiful DIY craft ideas. WIth the holiday season coming I figured lots of other people would be thinking the same as me, and would be on the hunt for some simple yet effective creative decorations they could make to adorn their homes.
Pintrest is always my first port of call when looking for crafty inspiration (followed a close second by You Tube, video tutorials make things even easier!) So with a quick few keyword searches on Pintrest I managed to find some stunning simple xmas crafts for making decorations, and even a video to make a christmas bauble! Here are the top 5 christmas decoration DIY's I managed to find.
These are all aimed at adult crafters rather than kids, but if you are after christmas crafts you can make with children check out my Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids Hub.
1. Glitter Baubles for your Tree
This little craft is so simple and gives a really great full on glittery effect. The instructions and image can be found on Greenbean's Crafterole Blog. If you love a bit of glitter but hate the mess it can make when crafting this DIY is perfect for you (actually this one is even suitable to make with older children). The finished result is just like the more expensive glitter coated ones you would find in stores but at a fraction of the cost. Plus the glitter is on the inside so it won't start fulling off or making a mess in your home.
2. Yarn Christmas Trees
This craft (and Image) can be found on Living Locurto Website. I simply love the idea of adding a pop of colour to your christmas with these simple yarn wrapped cone trees. You can make them absolutely you like, just find the right yarn or wool! Have them to match your home interior or your christmas colour theme. Simple and light you can have them standing alone on a windowsill or mantle piece, or group a few together at different heights for a beautiful table centre.
3. Christmas Themed Glittered Candleholders
These are a little craft I found on Martha Stewarts Website. They are a bit time consuming and you will require a bit of skill with a paintbrush and a steady hand, although you don't need to be highly artistic as you will use a template for the design anyway. They look so striking and very expensive, like real etched glass. These could even be given as gifts with a different pattern on them. Plus you could use a different coloured glitter to change the look on them if you wanted. Just think how they will twinkle and sparkle when a candle is shining through the glass.
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4. Honeycomb Paper Bauble
I actually found this little beauty of a decoration on a You Tube channel called Becca's Stamps. How intricate and expensive does this little decoration look! Plus it looks like it would be difficult to make and it really isn't. The video gives great simple step by step instructions to show you how to reproduce this stunning bauble. Make it in any combination of colours with any type of paper, to suit any theme of decoration.
My other crafty based hubs
- Great DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
Why buy a boring chocolate filled advent calendar when you could DIY a great personalised one and fill it with fun little gifts, your children will love it more too!
- Fun Halloween Treat Ideas
Pintrest really is the font of all creative knowledge. So when I went on the hunt for halloween food ideas it was my first point of call and I wasn't disappointed. Here are the top 7 party food ideas
- Simple Christmas DIY Crafts for Kids
Christmas is a great time to let the kids be creative and have some fun with simple seasonal crafts. Try out some of these simple Christmas craft ideas and make some fun cards, ornaments and wreaths
- Fun Halloween Craft Ideas
It's that time of year again (well almost!) Halloween is fast approaching us. And any party season means one thing - Fun crafty decorations!!! So as with most of my crafty needs I turned first to Pintrest.
5. Fluffy Felt Rosette Wreath
I totally love this fluffy felt rosette wreath DIY I found on Domestifluff.com - I think it would look amazing with different coloured felt to, either in a single block colour like red or with a mixture of colours, red, white, green and gold maybe. Simply made using felt circles, a whole pack of pins and a Styrofoam wreath. It is time consuming, but how satisfied will you feel when it is all done and looking beautiful hanging on your door. Buying a wreath like this would cost a fortune, so a few hours work to save the money is worth it! Plus you will have it for years to come, making you very proud of your crafty fingers.