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DIY Christmas Decorations

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Get crafty this Christmas with do-it-yourself decorations.

There is something special about homemade Christmas decorations; not only do they make sentimental gifts for your loved ones, but they are also a great way to start a family tradition with your kids!

We have been looking through some festive posts searching for the best creative Christmas decoration ideas to inspire you to think beyond the traditional baubles and tinsel. And here is our list - loaded with ideas that are sentimental and customisable.


Baubles

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s truly the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The tree is up, lights are sparkling, baubles are decorated and carols are playing from the moment the kids are up, right until bedtime. . To help you get into the festive spirit, check out my latest blog on how to create your own personalised Christmas baubles, done three ways (vinyl, embossing and chrome), link from my bio. To top it off, I’ve partnered with @sonymusicaustralia to share with you my favourite @christmassongs, a perfect accompaniment to Christmas crafting!! The best thing about this playlist is that all the classics are there, as well as the new songs that the kids will know and love, so everyone can sing along! . Comment and let me know which personalisation technique you like best! . #XtraForXmas #sonymusicaustralia #paidpartnership

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#Christmas #design #adventcalendar Day 10. Told you I’d be sharing my ultimate Christmas #upcycle #hack. #upcycle is taking an ordinary object, and making it better. Similar to a hack, but also making sure that you are recycling something that could’ve gone to landfill. Wr have all purchased those beautiful and expensive Christmas ornaments, but this year I wanted to make mine a little bit more special. Each year I’ll add one more as the children grow. Making these keepsakes priceless ❤️❤️ I found these wonderful plastic #baubles @kmartaus already filled with #glitter. They are great because they shatter proof, so the kids can’t hurt themselves. Make sure that after you carefully put your photo inside, you secure the top with a hot glue gun and make sure that the little ones can’t get to the glitter. It’s a choking hazard so please, only allow the children to touch them if they’re supervised. Enjoy ❤️ Printed photo was from a canon mini photo printer from @aldiaustralia Remember, Christmas is even more special when you spend time with your family and friends 🤩❤️🎄 #indoorplantlover #christmastree #Giftwrapping #MerryChristmas #MerryChristmas #NewYearsEve #homerenovation #Reno #Gift #Lifestyle #Interiordesign #Industrialdesign #designforabettertomorrow #sustainabledesign #greenliving #ecofriendlyliving #Christmastree #crafts #Designer #designforeveryone #Instagram #Melbourne #Christmascraft photos belong to me. #follow @designing_mary

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Salt Dough Ornaments

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Türchen ❄️ Sustainable Christmas-DIY Heute gibt es ein Christmas-DIY für alle, die noch nach einem kleinen Geschenk oder einer schönen Verpackung suchen: Anhänger aus Salzteig. Der Salzteig ist schnell gemacht und einfach im Handling. Im Handumdrehen habt ihr viele schöne und ganz individuelle Anhänger, mit denen ihr euren Weihnachtsbaum oder die Geschenke verzieren könnt. Nebenbei ganz im Sinne von #zerowaste und #sustainablechristmas 🎄🎁 Zum Ausstechen könnt ihr eure ganz normalen Plätzchenausstecher verwenden. Mit einem Zahnstocher kann man dann noch feine Konturen ziehen. #lesswaste #geschenkeausderküche #kreativeradventskalender #creativexmaschallenge #sustainablewrapping #saltdoughornaments #salzteig #baumschmuck #christmasdiy #sustainablediy #zerowastechristmas #sustainablexmas

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I’m so loving the way these little ornaments came out! And for the other handprint ones I made I’m letting my son decorate those for gifts 😊🎄 And to think I only paid $2 for all of these ornaments and some by just using salt and flour straight from @dollartree This recipe makes up so much dough, you can also store it for up to 5 days in an airtight container! [See previous post for tutorial] Please tag me or share with me your pictures of your ornaments! I would love to see them! 🥰 • • • • • • • • • • #diyornaments #homemadedecor #homemadechristmasornaments #dollartree #dollartreediy #christmascrafts #saltdough #saltdoughornaments #ohchristmastree #merrychristmas #christmasdecorating #crafting #holidaycrafts #holidaycrafting #diy #doityourself #christmas #christmas2019 #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #farmhousechristmas #decoratingonabudget #budgetdecor #craftingonabudget #instadiy #diydecor #decoratingonadime #kbdecorcrafts

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You guys asked for it...so here it is! Here’s how I made my salt dough ornaments! There are tons of versions out there and I’m not saying mine is the BEST but it certainly works out great! You’ll see in the beginning I tried a different recipe that I wasn’t fully in love with but later on I shared my another one that worked out much better in my opinion! Please tag me or share with me your pictures of your ornaments! I would love to see them! I love how these came out and I had a little too much fun painting mine! 😜 1st Recipe - 1 cup of Flour 1 cup of Salt 1/2 cup of Water (or as much as you need) 2nd Recipe (cut in half) - 1/2 cup of Flour 1/4 cup of Salt 1/4 cup of Water (or as much as you need) ****BAKE AT 200° for 2 hours**** Let them cool off before painting!! I used all acrylic paints ☺️ • • • • • • • • • • #diyornaments #homemadedecor #homemadechristmasornaments #christmascrafts #saltdough #saltdoughornaments #ohchristmastree #merrychristmas #christmasdecorating #crafting #holidaycrafts #holidaycrafting #diy #doityourself #christmas #christmas2019 #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #farmhousechristmas #decoratingonabudget #budgetdecor #craftingonabudget #instadiy #diydecor #decoratingonadime #kbdecorcrafts

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Ornaments

 
 
 
 
 
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What’s better than a cute craft with your babies to keep and cherish for years to come? 😍 I’m sharing some ideas on my Pinterest Board “Christmas Crafts” (Link in bio) I’ll also be sharing the ones Tatum and I do this evening in my stories. If you see this post on the LM Facebook page be sure to look in the comments for the links. I’d love to see what you do to have little keepsakes with your kids so please feel free to share a photo in the comments of The FB post. What’s your favorites? ♥️🎄 • • • • #christmascrafts #christmascrafting #christmaswithkids #diycrafts #diychristmas #christmasdiy #motherandsons #keepsake #keepsakes #memoriesmade #momvibes #mommyandmetime #motherhoodmoments

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POPSICLE STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS🎄♥️ • I love a tree that’s filled with homemade ornaments. And these will be the perfect addition to ours!🎄 • What you’ll need: popsicle sticks, glue, pipe cleaners, pom poms, brown construction paper, twine, and stars. ⭐️ I used some wooden starts that I already had on hand from @hobbylobby but you could cut them out of construction paper or even make them out of pipe cleaners instead! • DIRECTIONS: 1️⃣ Cut a few centimeters off one of the sticks and use that one as the bottom horizontal piece. 2️⃣ Glue the popsicle sticks together in the shape of a triangle. 3️⃣ Glue the star to the top of the tree. 4️⃣ Decorate your tree using the pipe cleaners and pom poms. 5️⃣ Cut out a small rectangle from your brown construction paper and glue it to the bottom middle of the tree. 6️⃣ Create a loop with a piece of twine and glue it to the back top of the tree. 7️⃣ Let dry. • Happy Crafting! ♥️ • #christmascrafts #craftingwithkids #diyornaments #craftingwithtoddlers #toddlercrafts #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler #messytoddlers #busytoddler #messyplay #toddlerfun #sensorycrafts #oursensorykids #oursensorychristmas #craftymom #openendedplay #diymom #earlyyears #creativechildhood #everydayplayhacks #finemotorskills #invitationtocreate #christmascraftsforkids #christmascrafting #christmascraft #popsiclestickcrafts #preschoolcrafts #diychristmas #homemadechristmasornaments

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There’s nothing like adding a special touch to Christmas with something handmade, that’s why this year our team are creating their own festive decorations to celebrate 🎄 Our eleventh festive delight is a a trio of adorable Christmas Ornaments made by Lin our Head of Marketing. These projects are taken from Mini Felt Christmas by @knitsbysachi We’ll be sharing more throughout the lead up to Christmas so make sure you’re following us to see them all! If you create anything from our books make sure to tag us @searchpress or #searchpress we’d love to see 🎅🏻 #searchpresscraftschristmas #wreath #felt #sewing #christmas #festive #christmasdecorations #christmascraft #handsewing

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We absolutely love these adorable natural decoration ideas, so much better than plastic, mass produced items from the store. Another option is to look for secondhand items, unfrotanly it's pretty common for many to throw out old decoration to replace them with new ones. ⁠ ⁠ Don't forget to go give @plantedinthewoods a follow and show them your support!⁠ ⁠ Repost @plantedinthewoods⁠ • • •⁠ ⁠ It’s that time of year again! 🌲♥️ As per your request, for the next little while we will be sharing low waste holiday tips, decor ideas, gift ideas, and recipes!⁠ .⁠ If you’re interested in these beautiful, budget friendly nature ornaments, check out todays stories! We also re-uploaded our blog post, and fixed our Pinterest links, so you can also find it there!⁠ .⁠ Alsoooo, I just wanted to say thank you for your patience and understanding this week while we took a little break. I’m spending the rest of the day getting caught up on emails and messages, and I can’t wait to catch up on your posts! Happy Tuesday ♥️⁠ .⁠

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