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DIY Christmas Decorations Part 1!

DIY Christmas Decorations Part 1!

Hey babes!

I'm back with some more DIY December goodies for you guys! Usually we put our Christmas decorations up the weekend after Thanksgiving (sometimes we're a little late). There are some decorations that we used when I was a little girl that we still hang up now. We have the cutest little gingerbread boy and girl that have to be as old as me. I love those kinds of things, they remind me of growing up but I thought it would be fun to incorporate some new decorations this year, too. Since clearly I'm on a DIY kick, I figured why not make them! Here are 3 super fun Christmas decorations you can create this year and keep forever.

Christmas Canvas Paintings

Last weekend Lissie came over and we painted ALL day! We had such a blast. It was so fun watching the paintings come to life. I'm not gonna lie, it took a lot of work for the final product to look good. They were looking a little jankey at some points but we got it together eventually. This would be so much fun to do as a family activity. You can search around on Pinterest for a while for some cute ideas, there are a ton!

What you'll need:

  • canvases 
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • IMAGINATION! 

There's really no step by step for these. My only advise is to have fun. I made plenty of mistakes but all you have to do is wait for the paint to dry and then you can paint over it like nothing ever happened!  

 

 Snowy Shadow Box

 I've had this glass shadow box for years now. Every time I see it taking up space I think "I gotta get rid of that thing". I was thinking of cute decorations I could make that would go with my colorful and glittery theme in my room and this came to mind! Moral of the story kids... Never throw anything away! 

What you'll need:  

  • glass or wood shadow box
  • fake snow (I used little white pom poms)
  • small ornaments
  • permanent marker

This one is super easy! Pour your ornaments and snow into the shadow box and shake it up a bit so they're mixed around. With a permanent marker write whatever you think fits. I put "Let it Snow!" and drew little snow flakes all over. 

Frosted Pine Cone Centerpiece 

If you guys remember from my Quick DIY Thanksgiving Decorations post I included a really quick and easy pine cone centerpiece. I hope you didn't get rid of it yet because I have the perfect way to make it super festive for your Christmas table!

What you'll need:

  • big bowl
  • pine cones
  • tall candle
  • white paint
  • paint brush
  • sugar
  • glitter
  • holly berries

First just mix some sugar and glitter together in a bowl (you could use all glitter but the glitter I got is just too cute I couldn't use it all). Paint the edges on the pine cones with white paint and while the paint is still wet, dip them into the glittery sugar mixture. Let them dry for a while and then you can assemble your centerpiece (aka throw it all together). I did a mixture of some painted and some plain with the plain ones more on the bottom. Add in some holly berries for a little pop of color and voi la! All about that reuse, reduce, recycle life over here! 

There you have it kids! Not only are these decorations cute but they're an excuse to sit down and spend time with your family during this crazy season! Until next time..

Noted, Nina

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