I love a good DIY of course and what better time than to let your creative juices run wild than the festive season with some DIY Christmas decorations! Truth be told some of these are hanging around from last year, I haven’t had a chance to do anything much more exciting or adventurous this year. Firstly, apologies for the shoddy pictures, the light is so bad during the winter than it makes it difficult to take good pictures of things. I got these baubles last year in Dunnes for the grand total of €3, I don’t think that’s a new tip that I’m imparting but after Christmas is the best time to stock up on your festive decor when its reduced in the sales. Anyway, onto the DIY ideas. The two felt decorations I did last year and I love the little bows especially on the tree. I’ve tried to stick with just gold decorations on the tree (along with all the DIY Christmas decorations that the two ladies have created of course!). So the red bows add a nice pop of colour.
I can hardly call this one a DIY given I just placed some baubles into a vase but it actually did work out quite nicely so it’s worth throwing it in.
After filling a couple of vases with baubles around the house I still had loads left over and being the weirdo that I am I have piles of ribbon just hanging around so I spotted this on Pinterest and did it to keep me relaxed while watching homeland!
And then finally I made this Christmas wreath last year. So easy, armed with my glue gun I got a plain styrofoam wreath from the local two euro shop and wrapped the tinsel around it and glued on the baubles. This is probably one of my favourite DIY’s around the house so far.
So there you are, I haven’t quite filled the house with DIY Christmas decor just yet, slowly but surely I’ll work up to including more around the house each year. Here are some more of ideas I plan on doing in the future. I also made these 3d paper snowflakes which you can read all about here!