It’s the holiday season so we’ve decided to list some awesome DIY holiday decorations for you that will take your home from dreary to cheery!
1. Holiday Window Display
What to do:
Paint select leaves of a magnolia wreath red, white, and green. Once dry, brush glue onto the tops of the white leaves and dust on glitter for added sparkle. To embellish a feathery wreath, make a couple of card stock houses and use pins to secure in the middle. Update a boxwood wreath with a few jolly add-ons: Knot two 6″ pieces of red ribbon, then wire a jingle bell to the center. Hot-glue a skewer to the back and use to push into place.
2. Woodland Stockings
What to do:
Purchase the stockings from any department store or online vendor.
Deer: Arrange facial features in this order: ears, antlers, cheeks, nose. Then, for the eyes, layer the eyelashes behind the white eye shape and use ¾” buttons for the pupils. Hot-glue everything in place.
Fox: First, hot-glue the outer ear shapes to the back of the head. Next hot-glue the cheeks, nose, and eyes, including ½” buttons for pupils. Finish by attaching the belly and inner ear fabric shapes with hot glue.
Owl: Start by hot-gluing the ears in place. Then layer the eye shapes (including ¾” buttons for the pupils) and beak and hot-glue in place along with the belly. Crease wings with an iron and glue to sides under cuff.
3. Merry Mantel
What to do:
1. Use needle-nose pliers to bend ⅛” armature wire into the 8″ letters that spell out your chosen word or phrase. Cover the letters with green floral tape.
2. For each letter, cut a 3″ piece of wire and wrap it with floral tape. Then, bend one end into a small loop (1″ or less in diameter) and secure it with floral tape to the back of the letter toward the top. (For letters like J, T and Y, you’ll need a loop on each end at the top.)
3. Pull the small sprigs off an Artificial Juniper Pine Garland and, working bottom to top, use floral tape to secure them at the stem to the front of each letter form to create a base. Then, use hot glue to fill in the front and sides of each letter with more greenery. (The sprigs should overlap slightly.)
4. Hot-glue faux or dried berries (available at craft stores) to each letter. Once completely dry, thread a length of 2″ to 3″ red ribbon through the loops to hang.
From our team at Aurum, we wish you the best of luck in your DIY decorations and we hope they spark a creative, jolly side of you this holiday season!