07 December 2012

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hey all!!
So I love making Christmas ornaments... this year we won't be making one because we're traveling extensively throughout this holiday season, and I'm instead using the time at home sewing Christmas outfits for the wee one! Anyhoo, here's a roundup of some previous ornaments I've made and links to read my prior posts on how to make each of them. Enjoy :)

Super easy and could be a fun craft for even the kids to make! 
Very easy- great for mass producing if you give out ornaments to family & friends!
A fun way to gift money!
Tons of easy designs can be found in magazine and online! 

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05 December 2012

Frugal DIY Christmas Wreath

So here's our Christmas wreath from 2 years ago! It's probably the decor item that I'm still most pleased about :) It was not only super simple, but pretty cheap too- at most $10! I originally posted it {here}, but wanted to share again with this Blessed holiday Christmas season upon us :)

Here's a lil DIY breakdown for ya...
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.: instructions :.
(1) start off by trimming and arranging the branches how you'd like them.
(2) take some wire and wrap it in and around the top of the branches. You don't have to worry too much about whether the wire shows since the ribbon and ornaments will cover it!
(3) string your choice of ornaments on individual wires and wrap around branches. Some wires I wrapped around the top and some wires I actually weaved into the middle area of the branches in order to get the ornaments to lay how I wanted them.
(4) Top off your branches with a big bow!
(5) String some extra wire to the back of your arrangement and use this to attach to a hook for hanging.
(6) Step back and enjoy your beautiful wreath!

See! Super simple! And cheap too... the ornaments were left over from other arrangements I had done, but I got the big ones in a larger set for $5 and the smaller ones in a big set also for $5. The ribbon was left over from other bows I bought, but that roll was $5 at most. The branches were free {yay}... call them a "gift" with purchase of our Christmas tree ;) So for the amount of each product I used, the whole wreath couldn't have cost more than $10... and you'd pay at least twice that in most stores!

.: Frugal Tip of the Day :.
Most Christmas tree shops or nurseries have tons of extra branches lying around. If you ask nicely, they will likely be more than happy to let you take a few off their hands ;)

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