10 hand Made Christmas Items

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You already know you can save money with homemade Christmas gifts and Christmas, but your Christmas decorations don’t have to break the bank either. use these homemade ideas for holiday decorating on the cheap. At Simplinteriors school of Interior design here in Lagos, we have taken out time to fashion out cheap home made Christmas inspired decorations to give you that Christmas feel.

1   CREATE AN ADVENT CALENDAR

Start by spraying an old frame with a metallic base, create tags using an online template. Mix in gold, silver and neutral ornaments to tie the whole calendar together.

Create an Advent calendar

2. GO FOR A BOW WREATH

Creating this simple, festive wreath from deign improvised is easy and won’t drain your wallet. Get this look by simply hot gluing bows of various colors to a Styrofoam wreath. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Go for a bow wreath

3.  CRAFT A CANDY CANE VASE

Put some simple odds and ends to good use for this easy craft. Glue the candy canes to the can, tie with a red ribbon, and fill with artificial (or real) poinsettias.

Craft a candy cane vase

4. TRY FORMAL FINISHING TOUCHES

Wrap bows around your dining room chairs (you can even tie on Christmas ornaments for extra sparkle), Secure on the underside with tape as needed.

Try formal finishing touches

5. GET A GALAXY ORNAMENT

These bubbles are sure to catch your eye. Take a clear ornament, add clear floor wax inside, pour in glitter of your choice, shake and enjoy.

Get a galaxy ornament

6. SIT ON SANTA CHAIRS

These chair toppers are simple to make, washable, and charming! Watch and learn as Make It-Love It shows you how to add some color to your dining room with these felt Santa Claus Hats.

Sit in Santa chairs

7. DIY DECORATIVE LOOPS

Make festive paper chains with strips of wrapping paper—simply glue a loop together, and then string another paper strip through and repeat the process.

DIY decorative loops

8. SHOW YOUR CARDS

Do you hang onto Christmas cards that are too pretty to throw out? Turn them into works of art. Attach a card front to matboard using Spray Mount, double-sided tape, or rubber cement. Trim to fit just a single card, or cover a large piece of matboard with multiple cards, and then decorate a doorway or tree.

Show your cards

9. LIGHT THE DRIVEWAY

Line a driveway, mantle, staircase, or the middle of your dining room table with homemade luminarias for a warm, Christmas decoration,

Light the driveway

10. TURN PILLOWS INTO PRESENTS

Tie a bow around your throw pillows with holiday-colored ribbons, and they’ll look just like Christmas gifts! Add a rhinestone pin for an extra decorating kick.

Turn pillows into presents

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