Easy-to-Make Holiday Decorations

Easy-to-Make Holiday Decorations

Need something to spruce up your home this holiday season? Here are a few holiday crafts that are easy to make.

Santa’s Hat Ornament

For those of you who have young children, this ornament is a great project to test their arts and crafts skills. For quicker drying, you can use a hot glue gun instead of regular glue.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Popsicle sticks in a variety of sizes
  • Red tempera paint and brush
  • Cotton balls or white pom poms
  • Glue
  • String for hanging

Instructions

  1. Glue three popsicle sticks of the same size together in a triangle.
  2. Paint each triangle red and leave to dry.
  3. Position your triangle with the top point facing up.
  4. Glue one cotton ball or white pom pom to the top, and cover the bottom in them.
  5. Tie or glue on a piece of string to hang your ornament.

DIY Glitter Candles

No matter what holiday you celebrate, these candles can be a great addition to your dining room table or entertaining space. You can also repeat the instructions below and create another section glittered in a different color.

Time Needed: 25 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • 1 set of plain, white candles
  • Red glitter
  • Mod Podge or any decoupage glue
  • Crafting brush
  • Clear sealer spray
  • Painter’s tape

Instructions

  1. Use painter’s tape to mark what areas of the candle you would like to glitter.
  2. Using a brush, apply Mod Podge to the areas you plan to glitter.
  3. Roll the areas between painter’s tape through the glitter.
  4. Let the candles dry overnight, and lightly spray the glittered areas with a sealer.

Peanut Snowmen

This easy-to-make project uses full, uncracked peanuts, along with materials you probably already have in your arts and crafts kits. You can make these into ornaments, displays, or even gift toppers.

Time Needed: 15 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Whole peanuts
  • White craft paint
  • Black permanent marker
  • Ribbon for scarfs
  • Hot glue gun
  • Acorn tops

Instructions

  1. Paint all of your peanuts white. Set aside to dry.
  2. Hot glue acorn tops as a hat for each peanut.
  3. Tie ribbon around the neck, like a scarf.
  4. Create a face using a marker.
  5. If using as an ornament, glue a thin string on top of the hat.

Reindeer Garland

This is the perfect decoration to put on a fireplace mantle or above an entrance to another room of your home. While it looks elaborate, it won’t take you much time to create this.

Time Needed: 45 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Traceable sleigh and reindeer cutouts
  • 4 to 5 sheets of light brown card stock
  • 4 to 5 sheets of dark brown card stock
  • 1 sheet of red card stock
  • 7 black wool felt balls
  • 1 red jingle bell
  • 1 roll of twine
  • 1 hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Create your reindeer by tracing the shape of your reindeer cutout on dark brown card stock. Repeat three times.
  2. Trace the shape of a reindeer onto the light brown card stock. Repeat three times.
  3. Trace the shape of the sleigh onto your sheet of red card stock.
  4. Attach your black wool felt balls to the nose of the seven reindeer. Rudolph (in front) will get a red jingle bell attached to his nose.
  5. Attach each reindeer to your twine, and hang on a mantel, staircase, or entryway.

Decoration Inspiration From:

Buggyandbuddy.com

Twosisterscrafting.com

Sweetpaulmag.com

Kirklands.com

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