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Homemade Christmas Decorations

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Making your own Christmas decorations is fun. Not only will you start a family tradition, but you can also create many unique decorations. No matter what your crafting skills level or medium of choice there are numerous ideas available for decorations. This is a guide about homemade Christmas decorations.
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June 11, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about recycled wrapping paper Christmas lamps. Using recycled wrapping paper, you can make mini lamp shades and create a unique lighted Christmas decoration.

Recycled Wrapping Paper Christmas Lamps

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May 16, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making mini denim Christmas stockings. Recycled fabric from denim jeans is perfect for making a lot of craft projects.

Making Mini Denim Christmas Stockings

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February 15, 20160 found this helpful

This is page features snowman craft ideas. Include some of these cute snowmen craft ideas in your holiday decorating plans.

Snowman Craft Ideas

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December 14, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a popsicle stick penguin. This project turn plain popsicle sticks into this adorable penguin decoration.

Popsicle Stick Penguin

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December 12, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a pine cone snowman. Turn on your creativity and design a cute snowman decoration beginning with a pine cone. Let the whole family join in the fun.

Making a pine cone snow man.

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November 23, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a stuck-in-the-chimney Christmas decoration. You and the kids can make this whimsical Christmas decoration using recycled and inexpensive supplies.

Santa's tummy and legs upside down in a chimney

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August 12, 2009

This candle is easy to make and makes a very attractive centerpiece. It looks like a candle inside of chunks of snow.

Materials:

*The open work of the candle depends on the size of the broken ice used to make it. If the chunks of ice are too small, the candle will not have a lacy snowy appearance.

Directions:

    Cut the top off the milk carton, wash thoroughly, let dry.

  1. Melt the wax. I melt mine in an old 2 quart measuring cup set in a pan of boiling water. The measuring cup makes the wax easier to pour.
  2. Holding the thin candle or wick in the center, fill the milk carton with the broken ice cubes, and immediately pour the hot wax into the ice-filled container. As soon as it has cooled, pour the water off and remove the carton.
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  4. Place the candle on a saucer and decorate by putting a wide ribbon and bow around the bottom of the candle. Flowers may be put around the base, if desired.

This is a particularly nice candle for Christmas because the clear/white wax looks like snow and you can place short pieces of pine branches around the base immediately below the ribbon.

Source: I don't remember where the idea came from as I have been making these candles since I was a kid, and I am now retired.

By Clynn from Inglis, FL

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December 5, 2012

I spiced up my dining room light by adding a homemade wreath to the bottom of it. It was simple and cheap and I think it looks nice and homey!

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December 14, 2011

I was out and about, and I saw this beautiful Christmas tree. It had sections of metallic bead garland which had been cut into 8 inch or so pieces and hung on the tree. The way they hung them, the top was draped over to form the crook of a candy cane.

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November 30, 2011

All you need for your lighted holiday basket (that can be used year round) is a nice large basket, a 50 light strand of Christmas tree lights, plenty of assorted sizes of pine cones, sweet gum balls, magnolia pods, etc.

Basket with pinecones and twigs

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December 24, 2011

I saw a snow scene decoration similar to this in one of my December magazines and decided to replicate it since I already had most of the items on hand. Most of the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store, so it is economical to make.

Completed scene in glass stemmed globe.

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November 28, 2007

This basket light is very easy to make. Buy a basket, small electric candle, an ornament of your choice and some greenery at your local craft store. Glue your candle into the basket and the remaining items. Makes a great Christmas gift.

Red and white Christmas basket.

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December 28, 2011

We needed something to do today so I came up with a quick easy fun craft. Take a sheet of aluminum foil, however big you want it, roll it up into a "stick", then you can roll it even more between your hands to make it tighter.

Finished foil cane.

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December 2, 2007

These baby trees are adorable and made to fit anywhere, no matter how much space you have. It's a very easy project, all materials are pre-made. I was able to pick up all of my materials very cheaply at yard sales.

Small decorated Christmas trees.

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December 11, 2006

Here's a Gingerbread Man Wreath that is made from a styrofoam wreath, ribbon, gingerbread man, candies, and glue.

Wreath with gingerbread man in the center.

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December 8, 2005

Metallic paint adds glitz to pressed leaves that can be hung in a window or off an evergreen bough for the holidays.

Leaves hanging from evergreen garland.

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December 22, 2014

We constantly have pineapples in our home, but during Christmas nothing escapes my decorating! I thought this was a cute little decoration for the table or possibly the table of an elderly or single person. Decorative and practical.

Christmas table decoration made with pineapple

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December 23, 2009

Cut wood at an angle. Paint with red acrylic paint, leaving the face part natural. Use fabric glue for the beard, red felt nose, and google eyes.

Wooden Santas.

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December 2, 2009

I wanted to paint on jars and fill with Christmas lights but knew I wouldn't be happy with my "art" so I used the acrylic window clings. Just moisten the cling, put it on the inside of your clean jar where you want your "art" to be.

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February 6, 2009

Snowflake made from beads and pipe cleaners.

Bead Snowflake

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December 13, 2008

A decorative mailbox made from wood and posterboard.

Christmas Mailbox

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December 19, 2006

This is a quick and easy gift that packs a big punch. This will light up anyone's Christmas and is a great gift because holiday decorations are always appreciated. Get the kids together and gather your own pinecones it will make for a great outing.

Pine cone filled basket.

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November 29, 20061 found this helpful

Here's a fun and easy craft to help with the holiday decorating!

Roll-Up Candy Canes

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December 7, 20001 found this helpful

Gather small twigs from your yard (leave in a natural state, ones with lichen are especially attractive). Arrange these in a 5 or 6 pointed star. Hot glue where twigs join and attach a twine or string loop as a holder.

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December 16, 2011

You can make a Christmas decoration without spending a single cent. Using old Christmas balls, silk poinsettias, vases, and other ornaments you can make very unique Christmas decorations.

White vase with arrangement made up of silk poinsettas; silk vines; blue, gold, and silver christmas balls on sticks; and silver leaf decoration.

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December 31, 2008

These are just some ideas for some natural homemade Christmas decorations.

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful

Hot glue a small Christmas bear to the bottom of an old fashioned canning jar, add some greenery, include something like the snow shoes or you could add a mail box or a small wrapped gift, etc. add some fake snow and a pretty ribbon on the jar and you've got a very cute original Christmas decoration.

bar in canning jar

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August 12, 2008

1 clean round gourd, glue, cotton balls or cotton fiber fill of any color, 1 large Christmas bell, acrylic paint, acrylic sealer, spray at least 2 times for good coverage.

A snowman gourd ornament.

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January 9, 2008

We made these at a Christmas party last month and they went over so well. Any age child (or adult) can make these. You need a square of fabric 18 x 18 inches for each item. You need one roll of toilet paper per item. You need something for the top of each.

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December 7, 20051 found this helpful

My mother and I made our own holiday ornaments for the Christmas tree. We bought clear tree ornaments and different colors of craft paint. We put 1-3 colors in the bottom then twisted and twirled the bulbs so the paint covered the inside.

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December 2, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a candy cane planter. Create this cute planter for the holidays and then eat it later.

Making a Candy Cane Planter

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December 4, 2007

Spray paint the basket, let dry (you can use any color paint or any design, you could paint on snowmen and fill with snow related items and give as a gift) Paint on your design, let dry. Seal, let dry. Then you can add a ribbon if you like.

Painted basket.

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November 29, 2006

My version of snow since we don't get it where I live. He is made from scrap yarn, foam, hot glue, a Styro foam ball, wiggle eyes and some snowflake doiley things.

Styrofoam and yarn decoration.

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December 7, 2005

This is a lovely gem of a project that looks wonderful in a snowy window. Small birds, mushrooms, and other woodland creatures sit amongst dried moss on a small log to bring the forest into your home on a winter's eve! One of my favorites.

Decorated log

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

An empty egg shell becomes the start of this cute Christmas caroler decoration. This is a guide about egg head Christmas caroler.

Egg Head Christmas Caroler

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November 13, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making fabric door bells. Using new or scrap fabric you can make these pretty bell shaped door decorations for the holidays.

Fabric door bells.

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March 17, 20130 found this helpful

I am fixing my Christmas outdoor lighted reindeer. I have painted the metal frame, rewired all the lights and would like to put a fabric called tinsel (which is used on all types of Christmas outdoor yard decorations) on the the body of the reindeer, but I'm not able to find this fabric anywhere. It is a shimmery fabric used for outside yard decor. If you look up tinsel yard decorations you can see the different types of Christmas yard decorations. My question is where can I find this tinsel fabric? Can you tell me where to find it?

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November 26, 20130 found this helpful

It's not fabric. It is sold in every retail store in the Christmas isle.

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December 13, 20110 found this helpful

How do I make memorable homemade crafts for creating a winter wonderland's props, decorations, and centerpieces within my budget of $300.00?

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December 14, 20110 found this helpful

Here are some suggestions for decorating your home in a winter wonderland theme:
http://www.ehow  rland-theme.html

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December 5, 2009

I am looking for the recipe for making Victorian decorations (Christmas) with alum. The alum christalizes.
Thank you.

By Sarah from New Orleans, LA

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December 5, 20090 found this helpful

I think this might be what you are referring to possibly. I remember seeing it done on bare branches for a crystal-y snowy effect.

http://science-  lake_decorations
http://chemistr  lowsnowflake.htm
http://home.how  ts-for-kids4.htm

http://www.ehow  um-crystals.html
http://chemistr  /alumcrystal.htm
http://homechem  stal-update.html

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August 1, 2012

I am looking for a pattern for noel wall hanging. I saw one I want on your suite.

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December 27, 2010

I found this beautiful fleece early in the season and used it to make a tree skirt and covers for tables. Then I made a blanket for the couch and a couple of pillows. I have gotten a lot of compliments on how pretty it looks. I used a white trim on the skirt and some of the table covers. I will be looking at the clearance fleece after Christmas, to use this idea for gifts for next year!

By Robbie

Fleece pillow, table cover, etc.

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December 5, 20090 found this helpful

1 cup applesauce

1 cup cinnamon

Mix thoroughly until it takes a doughy texture. Shape into ornament and allow to air dry. Now paint or decorate as your imagination leads you. Looks beautiful on the tree and smells fantastic.

By Suzanne S.

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