DIY Fabric Christmas Bulb Ornaments – No Sew!

DIY Fabric Christmas Bulb Ornaments – No Sew!

     These DIY fabric Christmas bulb ornaments are great for family time.  They are simple, use no hot glue so little ones can help and they last forever.  And by forever, I mean at least 20+ years.        The pink ones in the photo to the left were made when I was 8.  They have survived many years of Christmas themes, several cross country moves and lots of little ones playing with them over the years and still look great.        What you will need:  Fabric Styrofoam Continue reading

Santa Claus Tree Garland #DIY

Santa Claus Tree Garland #DIY

     Our tacky chic Christmas tree, which is filled with homemade ornaments was in need of some garland and a bit more color this year.  So I decided that a Santa style tree garland would be perfect.  I went though our craft closet and found some leftover felt and some marabou boas.        I cut 2.5 inch strips of felt, and wrapped the boas around them like a candy cane.  I did not end up using the green felt, which made the garland look like a Santa suit.        The Santa Continue reading

DIY Paper Ornaments – Reuse Christmas Cards and Gift Bags

DIY Paper Ornaments – Reuse Christmas Cards and Gift Bags

     I love Christmas cards and gift bags.  They are beautiful, we reuse gift bags as much as possible but sometimes they get broken or ripped.  Christmas cards arrive every year, and then after Christmas - what do we do with them?  Sure the photo ones we keep but there are some truly beautiful cards that I hate to throw away.      About 15+ years ago, I started making paper ornaments out of the cards from previous years and gift bags because I wanted a way to make them shine again.  In a Continue reading

DIY Gift Bag Christmas Ornament

DIY Gift Bag Christmas Ornament

     Do you save gift bags from one year to another?  We do, because they are great to reuse, but eventually they end up with a rip or are just not usable as a gift bag any more.  Instead of throwing them away, here is a way to use them even longer!        This bag had a rip in the bottom, so there was no way it was going to make a gift bag again this year.  So I cut down one side and opened it up, to lay it flat on the table.          Then I cut out the great wine bottle label on Continue reading

DIY Ornament – Dollar Store Upgrade #DIY

DIY Ornament – Dollar Store Upgrade #DIY

     I love simple ornaments, especially when I can take something inexpensive and mass produced and turn it into something that is a bit more unique!       Here is my simple upgrade to some dollar store ornaments, and all it took was a little ribbon - that I picked up for $1 as well!  Total Cost: Continue reading