What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!
It's certainly time to decorate our homes with some much needed Christmas cheer! This year, we are focusing on adding more handmade pieces to our Christmas decor to help the holiday feel more personal and inviting! These simple and modern 3-D cork Christmas trees are a sure way to add that festive touch to your tabletops this season!
Christmas trees aren't for everyone. They can be pricey when you're on a budget, tricky in a small apartment, and nearly impossible with pets.
This year we came up with a super affordable, easy to assemble, clever tree that only requires a wall, a roll of tape, a stapler, dexterous fingers, and about an hour of your time. Right? Right! Let's make one.
This season we partnered with Dremel to bring you a pair of tabletop holiday trees you can add to your winter decor. We wanted to come up with a project for all of you folks who are tight on space, but still wanted to bring in lots of seasonal cheer.
Using several tubes of PVC, you can quickly fashion a unique tree (on a small scale) and spruce it up to your liking. We love this tree's versatility; it can house ornaments or trinkets (like a curio box), or it can stand alone, as a minimal, modern piece. Let's make one!
I love having a tree in my home during the holidays. They're so fun to decorate, and if you're lucky enough to get a real one, the smell is fantastic! Unfortunately, trees and lights and ornaments aren't free. Here are 12 great ways to bring a tree in your home without breaking the bank!
We're about twelve days out from Christmas (12 Lords-a-leaping!) and there's still time to get a tree up if you haven't already. If you don't have the space for a big one, why not make your own artificial tree? Yeah. That's right. It can be done. And with something I never would have thought to use!
Well, I've found another must-make project to add to my already full list this holiday season! This Christmas tree wall hanging is the perfect way to add a little holiday festiveness without going crazy. If you like to keep it modern and simple, it's for you too!
We've seen typographic string art, abstract string art, and now: Christmas tree string art! If you've got the patience and the wall space (and don't want to take up any floor space), this project's for you.
How adorable are these felt tree ornaments?? There's still time to whip up a few for yourself or as cheery little gift toppers!
Last holiday season, I had so much fun experimenting with sprayable glitter (see: here, and here, here, & here), that this year, it nearly didn't feel like Christmas unless I busted out the glitz again. But then, when a friend asked if I had any ideas to make some super easy, small woodland-style Christmas trees for a centerpiece, I knew exactly what to do.
So, here's how to make a whole forrest of tabletop winter trees in less than five...
This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!
Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!
- (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
- tree templates (create and print out a big triangle and a little triangle)
If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art Christmas tree...
I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited!
Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you'll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!
Okay, before you think "What could I possibly do with a bunch of twig buttons?!", I have an answer (or five). Ahem. They are: embellish pillows! Embellish gifts and gift tags! Use them on these felt gadget cases! Use them for knitting projects! Turn them into cute magnets! See? There are SO many ways to use them. All jazzed up to make some twig buttons now? Here's how.
It's not surprising that I spend quite a bit of time at the craft store. As a full-time craft, design, and art blogger, I've grown quite familiar with my looped route of hardware store/craft store/art supply shop/other craft store/supermarket...in that order.
So, it's always a pleasant surprise when I find some new material or media I've never seen before, and to think of all kinds of cool stuff to do with it. This holiday season, it...
Growing up, we had a tradition in my family where every member of the family received a new ornament on Christmas Eve, usually based on something eventful from the past year. When I moved out and got married, I had 19 years worth (yes, I married young!) of ornaments. My husband's family had the same tradition, so our sad Charlie Brown-esque tree was quickly full and made us feel right at home for our first Christmas together.
Truth be told, I've never actually owned, made, or utilized a dining table "centerpiece." See, I'm lucky enough to have any dining area at all in my urban apartment, in which I barely manage to fit a small table big enough for four. Once the table is set, filled with glasses, place mats, and the like, there's no room for extra decor. I would need an actual dining room, with an actual dining table.
But, this holiday season, I decided to make one anyway. Small space concerns be darned, my table deserves to be as decked as my halls. (I don't have a hallway either...) And since I've decided to embrace the glitter, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get sparkly.
This project took less than ten minutes of work, and cost me well under $10.00 in materials. That's a lot of glittery cheer for the effort, in my book. So, there's no reason not to make one yourself!
Sure, we've shown you how to make actual tree stump coasters, but isn't everything better in cozy cutesy felt form?? At the very least, this won't require a saw or have any potential for serious bodily injuries (unless accidentally poking your finger with a fat embroidery needle counts). So, ready to get the faux tree stump party started? Read on!