Easy Christmas DIY Craft Projects
I am not sure what it is about Autumn and Christmas that makes us want to get crafty but it happens to me every year! I’m always looking for quick & easy ideas to create things out of items I have on hand. If there are things to buy to complete the craft(s), it’s usually not much.
Here are some of my Christmas DIY crafts I’ve put together over the last few years. All are basically self explanatory to make for yourself but I will include a brief description for them.
Old Sock Light Bulb Ornament
This is quite simple. An old light bulb, an old sock and some paint pens & hot glue. Also a bit of twine at the top to tie off the hat. I dabbled some glitter on the front of the hat to give it some bling! VERY fun and easy! So be sure to save a light bulb or two (and old Christmas socks)… the possibilities are endless 😉
Water-less Snow Globe
Here I used an empty 5.00 candle jar. The snowman was a miniature ornament with the string cut off and a tree I picked up at walmart for $1.47. The loose snow I had in a bag from a previous project. Topped it with twine and a pine cone out of my potpourri! Waaaa LA! Perfect teacher gifts!
Wine Cork Christmas Wreath
This was an interesting DIY craft. I made this for a good friend of mine and worth every finger burn. But please be safe when using a glue gun. Try a low temp gun for something like this.
Here I used a 15″ straw wreath and wrapped it in ribbon so the back didn’t have to be covered in corks too and also assured me it would lay flat. I just started placing corks here and there until I got a pattern going. Took me about 4 hours to do this but I was proud of the turn out. Took some greenery I had on hand and placed around it and twine in the back to hang it. Sometime I plan to do another one but with grapes and ivy instead of Christmas greenery for my dining room.
Pumpkin Snowman Head
You don’t have to throw out your pumpkin if you don’t carve it! For this project, I already had a snowman kit. Since it doesn’t usually snow here in North Georgia during Christmas, I used it to make this snowman head. First I bought the old $1.00 a can white spray paint and painted the pumpkin. Let it dry for about an hour. I then placed all the snowman parts where they needed to be and sat it in chair on our front porch! He was definitely the talk when I had visitors!
If you don’t have an ’emergency’ snowman kit, you can improvise with your own hat, scarf and you can paint on the eyes, mouth and nose! Another good idea is to paint them solid red or green and the top gold/ silver or brown and they can look like giant Christmas ornaments. Just sit them around on your porch.
Below is an example (not my image) but it leads back to pinterest for more details. Here they used small terra cotta pots for the tops. There is also another snowman pumpkin in the image below as an example, if you don’t have ideas on how to create your own!
Wine Cork Snowman Miniature Ornament
The wine cork snowman was a bit tedious to do. First I painted a wine cork white. I had gathered a few acorn caps from outside and had let them dry out a while. I then placed it on top with hot glue and put a thin coat of clear nail polish on it to make it shine. For the scarf, I used a string of red yarn and ‘untwined’ it a bit to make it look like he’d worn it a while. The final touches were painting the face and the buttons. To hang these was a challenge. I ended up using a large paper clip and sticking into the back and keeping it looped at the top for hanging it on the tree. Easy Peasy!
I ventured into the ‘Tomato CAGE RAGE” also and was very pleased with the outcome of how a tomato cage can create the neatest tree! You can visit it here and also see Mr. Frost who was created last Christmas also!
Thank you for visiting and I hope I have given you ideas for your own Christmas craft projects! Be sure to comment, share and Pin the link with your social media friends.