KNOW WHERE THE HOT GLUE GUN IS? Mine is near. We shall soon see parades of skulls and silly costumes as spookyween madness emerges. Pretty Thanksgiving tablescapes and fall splendor will splash across social feeds. But Christmas Decor DIY Ideas to Get Crafting for the Holidays & Meaningful Quotes is here in the nick of time to begin crafting handmade wonder.
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Christmas Decor DIY Ideas: Crafting for the Holidays Right Now!
Do you suppose more crafts have been created in the 2020s with so much more time spent at home?
Please do visit my Holiday and Christmas decor boards to pin away the goodness there since your friends on Pinterest have been pinning inspiration since July! (I posted about Christmas in August HERE!)
1. Wondrous Wooly Pom Pom Wreath
I have been making these for years and years yet still haven’t filmed a tutorial–until then, tune into other inspiring bloggers savvier about videography…
DIY Pom Pom Wreath Tutorial
Pom Pom Wreath Supplies: Makers
Pom Pom Making Supplies: Wreath Forms
In the tutorial, a foam wreath form like this one is used to hotglue the pom poms to form the wreath. Find various sized foam wreath forms HERE.
An alternative is using a straw wreath form like this one (which is what I use).
Pom Pom Wreath Supplies: Yarn & Glue
Here’s the exact yarn I used for the wreaths you see here and with which I have had good luck.
DIY Handmade Pom Pom Wreaths Look Great Everywhere
I like my handmade pom pom wreath with my dead pointe shoes and candlelight.
2. Wreath on a Vintage Frame
This is a super easy DIY that requires a thrifted pretty frame, black paint, a wreath and a ribbon. After painting the canvas or board black, hand-letter or stencil “merry christmas” before hammering a nail to the frame for your wreath and ribbon.
3. Market Bag With Greenery
You talented crafters are going to laugh at this 5 second DIY which is especially for souls who favor BUYing and COLLECTing craft supplies and tools more than using them!!!!
Here’s our inspiration from Petite Haus who tucked berry sprigs and greenery into this sweet red-trimmed market bag.
Market Basket + Faux Greenery = simple DIY holiday decor!
4. Boot-i-full Berries
No way does it get easier than tucking berries into charming wellies. I own a pair of these in matte red:
and I also have these in black:
and these are my favorite height boot to wear:
5. Pink Candy House
My little wonky pink candy house looks as though it was created by a 5-year old because I am wired for words and not confection construction. But. I hope my silly attempt gives you the confidence boost you need to create a lovely one!
Buy one of those gingerbread house kits and use sticks of pink gum as siding. I used store-bought royal icing for the mortar and stripey candy sticks for the roof.
6. Driftwood Christmas Tree Wall Decor
There are all sorts of nifty and darling DIY holiday decor projects using driftwood like this one…
And how cute when you combine little lights like this…
If you love the look but don’t have time for the labor, you can pre-order one of these driftwood pretties:
7. Wreaths on Cabinet Doors
YOU: Michele, this aint no DIY project.
me: I beg your pardon.
Gather your Materials: step stool, ribbons, duct tape, fresh or faux wreaths.
Instructions: Wing it, kittens.
8. Sweet Signage for a Porch
For this sign which I move around the garden and display all year round, I used a salvaged piece of laminate flooring. Charcoal/Soft Black chalk paint has incredibly stood up to the elements in my woodsy habitat where “polar vortex” is a cruel reality.
A friend hand-lettered the sentiment for me, but even an amateurish attempt would be charming.
9. Naked Books Tied Up With String
Bet you have some old falling apart books or a library that can’t give them away fast enough. Tie with some twine and embellish with a merry sprig.
Grumpy Cat may be with the angels now, but we’re still giggling at that sweet face and those silly cynical memes.
10. DIY Dried Citrus Garland
Can’t wait to make this DIY Dried Citrus Garland from Honestly WTF! Can you even imagine the citrus smells happening while we craft this lovely DIY garland? The scent of oranges is like love to me and also is a trigger of happy childhood memories, crafting with our Swedish immigrant neighbors!
11. DIY Peppermint Candles
Here’s another DIY holiday craft I intend to tackle…peppermint candles from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
More Inspiring Holiday Decor to Savor
Bonus DIY Advent Calendar Wreath
This is one of those great DIYs that you could re-use each holiday season! While those lidded little gift boxes can be hard to find, here is a 2x2x2 favor box which may do the trick.
Today I am prayerfully pondering how current events around the planet in 2022 may shape our consciousness as the holidays approach.
How might the meaning and magic of Christmas this year bring fresh and even miraculous healing?
Because if Christmas stays in a tidy box and remains solely a matter of shopping lists, delicious feasts and unwrapping gifts, then maybe it will come and go, leaving us where it found us.
Maybe it will simply serve as an occasion to numb, escape and forget grief for a day.
But if we lean into courage, perhaps we will witness the birth of hope. If we allow the angels in the Christmas story to sing loudly and clearly into our spirits, maybe we will hear glad tidings of this:
In spite of wars, pandemics, and chaos throughout the globe where hope seems lost, FEAR NOT. Do not be afraid for you are never alone.
If all seems dark in your circumstances as poor health, dwindling finances, and disappearing opportunities cast shadows, FEAR NOT. Though it seems naive in the midst of so much stress, look to the sky and watch for a star.
While it may feel unnatural to let go of anxieties, fearlessly let go. FEAR NOT. Let your hands fall open to receive the secrets from heaven to hold.
Something new wrapped in light and love is coming to penetrate this dark night. FEAR NOT. Bravely open the door of your heart as you wait, as you become Bethlehem and prepare Him room.
Though the days feel uncertain and chaotic, what is coming is fleshy and familiar, innocent and true. FEAR NOT. A way is being made through the wilderness.
Sending You Hope in the Waiting
One of the comforts I find as new cares and trials ever pop up is a sense of solidarity with others who may be suffering.
If you are experiencing heartache, loss, pain, and disappointment, know that others like me stand with you as kin.
I’m holding space for you this very moment and praying that somehow the Great Mystery will find you. Because for me, this child in the manger is nothing less than COSMIC pure LOVE arriving in the dark and setting my spirit free.
Please RE-PIN everything that moves you from my Christmas and Holiday boards…it will help this little space on the big web grow!
Thanks so much for playing along today, friends. Make sure to visit this story with Fall DIY projects if you feel like smacking me for posting holiday goodness too soon!
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I love your wreath – so fun and festive! Hope you’re having a great week!
Thanks so much – I am ready to get crafting more of these and maybe even using pom pom makers since I have always made them the old fashioned way with cardboard! Granny from the 70s here! 🙂
I love pom pom wreaths but have not made one yet. I am now, you have inspired me. I love all of the Christmas ideas. I know it is coming fast. My favorite things was your sign that buying craft supplies and actually using them are two different hobbies. That is me to the tee.
hahahahaha – see we are kindred spirits!?! i have TONS of supplies overflowing in the closet and very little completed crafts! #pompomgirls rule!
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
See you tomorrow, Marilyn – I have a super easy appetizer to share that can be made 3 ways…delish!
Oh, that pretty wreath on a vintage frame stole my heart, but your little candy house is so adorable and happy too. I loved everything here. I completely agree that buying craft supplies and actually using them are 2 completely different hobbies! Thanks for sharing with us at TFT! I hope you are feeling well today!
Hahahaha – I’m so thankful for you taking the time to visit here, Pam. It’s always a treat to have you. I really want to reform my crafting ways and have been donating supplies to whittle down the excess and HOPEFULLY begin USING what is left to create. Yesterday was good and today has been great as I stick to my diet (which is so hard with so many yummy things to bake!). See you at TFT tomorrow. 🙂
So glad to hear you’re having some good health days! I have been trying to whittle down the excess craft supplies too, but it’s slow going… I’m featuring this post on TFT today! Have a great day!
Hahahaha. So many supplies! Two good days in a row this week – so I’ll take them and try to eat safe to keep it that way. Gaining back the weight puts my mind at ease so that makes a big difference. Thank you for the feature, Pam!!!
I love your pom pom wreath. I actually started one. Congratulations, you are my feature at Thursday Favorite Things.
Yay that you’re a pom pom girl – see ya at TFT and thanks so much!
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!!
Thank you, Marilyn. You’re a fabulous host. 🙂
I SO want to make a pom-pom wreath this year. But more importantly, Michele, where did the ‘dead’ pointe shoes come from (only dancers and ballet moms would understand that phrase! 😉 ) They look really ‘cool’ next to the wreath! So blessed to have you at TTA this week! Hope to see you tomorrow, too!
Hahaha – I never did pointe and was not flexible enough for ballet so the slippers are collected. Thanks so much for reading, Julie. 🙂
How many skeins of yarn should I buy to make the pom pom wreath?
For the wreaths that are dense with pom poms and have 3 rows of them, probably 5-6. It really depends on which tutorial you use – and since I haven’t created my own yet, I’m not sure! 🙂
Seems you are already in Xmas mood and yes, you can’t start early enough because it brings such a good mood
preparing wreaths etc. . I like very much these Xmas trees made from branches. …something different. Have a
nice weekend too.
Thank you for reading and playing along, friend.
Nice ideas…thank you for thai post.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Thank you for everything you post, it is so beautiful, but most of all for your inspiration. The quotes are outstanding!!!
It’s great having you here, and I appreciate you taking the time for kindness. 🙂
Thank you for everything you post, it is so beautiful, but most of all for your inspiration. The quotes are outstanding!!! Loving Barbara Brown Taylor
I’m so happy to hear you love the quotes and BBT. She is such an incredible author and teacher who inspires me!
We don’t have a space for a live Christmas tree so that driftwood wall decor is just perfect!
It’s such a beautiful alternative! I am also seeing half Christmas trees in the marketplace where the flat side goes on the wall. Thanks for reading!