Posts Tagged ‘christmas’


DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

Remember that DIY Easter eggs project I did earlier this year, with permanent markers?

Well, I happen to have a few extra ornaments lying around this year, so I thought I’d turn them into a Christmas version of the Easter eggs, for fun.

These DIY ornaments would be a great weekend project, since they’re so quick and easy. And they’d also be a cute last minute gift for friends, if you’re headed out to any holiday parties this weekend. Here’s how you can make your own batch in less than an hour…

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour


round ornaments // flat finish spray paint // styrofoam // popsicles sticks // permanent marker

How To:

Grab some basic round ornaments and your favorite (flat finish) spray paint, then head outside to spray paint these puppies up. Before you spray paint, be sure to remove the metal hooks from each one, popped a popsicle stick in each one, then turned ‘em upside down and stuck the popsicles sticks into the styrofoam to keep them semi-still while spray painting.

Once painted, give them a good amount of time to dry to the touch. If they’re drying in the sun it really shouldn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes for them to be completely dry. Then, grab a black permanent marker and draw little designs on each one: gemstones, triangles, hatch marks, squiggles, etc. Pop the metal hooks back on, add a string, and they’re ready to hang.

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

 Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff // Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

Have any plans for last minute holiday DIYs before Christmas rolls around next week?


DIY Fabric-Wrapped Holiday Gift Idea

I’ve had a few of Jeff’s old button down shirts sitting in a topple-worthy pile of fabric for, no exaggeration, at least two years now. Eeee.

Soooo…instead of letting those old shirts continue to collect dust in my craft closet, I decided to wrap some holiday gifts with them.   And the best part is, you don’t even need any tape! Just an old shirt and a pair of scissors. You could just as easily use plain fabric if you don’t have any shirts to recycle at the moment.

You can check out the full tutorial over on Momtastic, where I shared the full step by step process, for wrapping presents without tape.

DIY Fabric-Wrapped Holiday Gift Idea

P.S. These presents are so soft to the touch, you could nestle ‘em right up to your face. If you have an interest in that sort tof thing. Try doing that with regular wrapping paper. Not gonna work.

Curious to know… Are you incorporating any DIY wrapping paper ideas in your gift giving this year?


DIY Cranberry Wreath for the Holidays

There are only nine days left until Christmas (!?!). Which means, there isn’t a whole lot of time left for DIY projects, in between decorating and shopping and baking cookies.

BUT you can probably find a little bit of time for a project or two, right? Maybe just a teeny tiny bit?

Because I have a handful of super easy (and super quick) holiday projects for you to try. Some old, some new. All under an hour to create, from start to finish…

1. DIY Cranberry Wreath

DIY Holiday Bouquet

2. DIY Holiday Bouquet

DIY Holiday Postcards (Printable)

3. Holiday Postcard Printable

DIY Hanging Holiday Dip Dyed Decor

4. Hanging Holiday Dip Dyed Decor

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Idea

5. DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

DIY Candy Cane Mini Donuts for the Holidays

6. Candy Cane Mini Donuts

DIY Inkblot Holiday Gift Bags

7. Inkblot Holiday Gift Bags DIY

What kind of holiday DIY projects do you have planned for the holiday season?

For even more DIY holiday ideas, visit the holiday project tag.