Thanksgiving is over, so now everyone is ready to get their house decorated for Christmas! (although, we have had our tree up for weeks!) I’m trying to add to our decorations a little bit every year. My kids like to remind me that my Christmas decorations are nothing compared to Grandma’s house! Lol.
This year I’m adding some home made decorations (and probably a few that I find the day after Christmas). So I thought I would give you guys a little DIY christas decorations tutorial!
This project is super easy but just takes a little bit of time. All you need is a yard of plaid fabric you like, and a wire wreath. (I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby) there are a lot of different sizes. I chose a 12” one. If you make a larger one you will need more fabric!
1. Cut your fabric into strips. I did about 2 and a half inches by 6 inches
2. Then just tie knots! I did a pattern… the two outside wires on each side.
then the two inside wires.
Then when you push them together it looks really full.
Continue that pattern until you get all the way around the wreath, then you can trim the ends so that they are all the same length.
This one I think is super fun because you can mix different textures together.
I used 3 different sizes of foam comes (purchased at Hobby Lobby). Leftover plaid fabric, furry fabric, and glitter!
I love this fur fabric….I purchased this at Joann’s a while ago….I have no idea why i bought it, but I thought it would be fun for this project.
Also at hobby lobby i found this fur on a ribbon roll that would probably work a lot easier than my huge piece of fabric.
I cut a square of the fabric and hot glued one side.
Then rolled the cone to the end, cut the excess fabric off, and got glued the edge!
The fur is super easy to work with and doesn’t need to be perfect since it’s so fluffy.
The top i just pinched together and hot glued to a point.
I did the same process for the flannel fabric. You need to be a little more precise, but no matter what you will still have a seam where it is glued. I just put that in the back when I put it on the fireplace.
Then for the top i just folded the fabric in and hot glued down.
Last, but not least, the messy/fun part….glitter! (Is it even a craft project with out glitter?)
for this one i just did a layer of modpodge and then sprinkled with glitter. Do small sections all the way around the cone.
After it dries completely i did another layer of modpodge on top so it seals it and the glitter won’t fall all over!
I think this is my favorite! I used these foam balls to make a super simple centerpice! I used all of the same supplies… glitter, flannel, and fur fabric!
the glitter i did the same as the tree, just cover with modpodge, then glitter.
Fur is easy since they are super fluffy. Cut a section of the fabric, hot glue and fold around until it is all covered and cut off the excess fabric.
Next is the plaid. For these I cut a pretty large square. Glue the ball down in the center.
glue up all 4 sides so that you have the points sticking out.
take two opposite points and tie in the middle. Then take the other two and tie. I added some hot glue on each side to hold the fabric in place!
Then I just arranged them in my glass dish with some of the red glitter balls as filler!
All together these took me about an hour and a half to finish! You don’t have to use the materials I did, there are tons of options to make them more your style. You could use garland and wrap it around the foam, different color glitter, other patterned fabric, Pom Pom’s, and so many other things! Just wander around hobby lobby and get creative!