So this is Christmas y’all and we can’t help but feel oh-so-festive this year! We’re gettin’ in the Holiday spirit and decking the halls with lights and wreaths! If you’re like us, you like every inch of your home decorated in the spirit of Christmas. Some of you Sweeties may have the tree decorated but your home is feelin’ a bit bare… that’s ok! We can help! You’re in luck y’all!
Why not show off your crafty side?! Christmas time is fun time to craft and craft with loved ones. This year, we’re sharing some fun easy Holiday décor ideas that will have your home feeling welcoming and shine in the Holiday spirit!
Lighted Burlap Garland:
Bring on the lights y’all! We say, “Let there be light” this Christmas! Making a lighted burlap is putting a Southern spin on festive Holiday décor. That’s why we are absolutely LOVING this lighted burlap garland how to by Create Craft Love. Hang it round your banister, on the Christmas tree, or in the dining room to light up your Holiday feast! Here is the low down…
What Ya Need:
- 2 inch red burlap ribbon
- 2 inch green burlap ribbon
- 5 inch natural burlap ribbon
- White mini lights
- Cut the burlap into 8-10 inch pieces.Those pieces down the vertically down the middle. Otherwise, the ribbon is too wide and looks wonky when tied in a knot on the lights.
- Choose a pattern in the order you want the colors to show. Start tying those burlap strips around the wire.You can double knot if you wish but you will need to cut longer strips than the 8-10 inches.
- Hang and enjoy your gorgeous garland!
DIY Wood Pallet Christmas Trees:
Sweeties, DIY wood pallet Christmas trees are a fun way to decorate both inside and outside your home! You can get creative with this craft and make your trees painted green, red, or multicolored! Painting cute holiday sayings on the pallets would be an oh-so-sweet Holiday touch! OR bettet yet, wrap lights around the pallet trees and put ‘em on your doorstep so Santa can see where ya live! Our Home Made Easy has a simple how-to that you can do with spare pieces of wood you may have tucked away in your yard! Yay!
Old Pallet (the rougher the wood, the better!)
Green Stain or any color stain you prefer
Craft Paint for Star
White Craft Paint
Using amiter saw, cut your pieces at 10 degree angle.
For the bigger tree:
- Furring Strip 21″
- Bottom Pallet Width at Bottom 15.5″
- Top Pallet Width at Bottom 4.5″
For the smaller tree:
- Furring Strip 16″
- Bottom Pallet Width at Bottom 10″
- Top Pallet Width at Bottom 3.5″
- Stain Your Pieces
- Stain your furring strip a dark wood color on all 4 sides
- Assemble the Pallet Christmas Trees
- Take your furring strip and lie down your pieces like in the photo above. They overlapped about 3/4″. Continue building up until you’ve reached the height of your tree. Using a pneumatic nailer, nail your pieces into the furring strip.
- Paint your wood star and use wood glue to attach it to the top of your tree.
- Let dry and enjoy!
Wine Cork Wreath:
If you have a collection of wine corks hanging around, this DIY craft is for you! A wine cork wreath is a unique way you can add festive touch in an inexpensive decoration to your home. We love this step- by- step craft by My Turn For Us. Psst, this can also make a wonderful Holiday hostess gift too! See how easy this craft can be!
What You’ll Need:
- Styrofoam wreath (size depends on the number of corks you have)
- Assorted wine corks
- Christmas Floral Greenery andCranberries
- Hot glue gun
- Apply hot glue to the back of each plainer cork or those you decided to be on the first layer and place it to cover as much of the foam wreath as possible in a haphazard fashion.
- After the wreath is covered with corks, start the second layer, gluing the prettier corks or your favorite winery’s corks in a haphazard fashion covering the first layer of corks.
- Then the sprigs can be cut apart then glued together in an arrangement of your choosing.
- Hot glue the completed greenery arrangement to the top of the wreath or if you wish to the bottom or sides.
- Cut the cranberry sprigs into small bunches or glue bunches together and place them around the wreath and hot glue them.
- Hot glue a hanger on the back to hang it on your door.
- Let dry, hang, and enjoy!
In need of some last minute decorations? Try these tips!
- Add colorful or traditional red and white candy canes to your tree or wreaths.
- Fill up a clear vase with extra Christmas balls for an easy DIY center or accent piece.
- Buy a can of white window paint and spray the windows in your home for a frosted look- that is if your town didn’t get any snow this year!
- Add pinecones to wreaths and centerpieces.
- When in doubt, add candles or LED candles (incase you want them burning all night long!)
- Wrap spare boxes with Holiday wrapping paper and place them all around your home!
There ya have it folks! These DIY projects will make your home lookin’ like you are walking in a winter wonderland y’all! Ya never know how creative you can be until you dive on in and get your hands dirty. Oh, just so you know, Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is the best thirst quencher when you are working up a sweat, creating away! Make sure you have plenty in your pantry and in your fridge for you to enjoy after the decorating is all done and ready to enjoy!
How are you decorating your home this year? Are you adding lights outside in addition to trying one of our decor ideas? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!