I absolutely undoubtedly love holiday decorations. It is one of those things that helps flicker on the holiday cheer inside my heart. Which is why most years my house is decked out to the nines in Christmas décor. In my house we pick a theme for Christmas and then we run full speed with it. However this years we wanted to take it down several notches and bring it back to Christmas past we had when we were first starting our family. With a growing family of little ones and myself being a stay at home mom. Our overall goal for Christmas was to allow the kids be as involved with the decorations and decorating as possible. As well as to not go insane and spend an absurd amount of money on things that we didn't necessarily need.
Today's Blogmas post is all about some easy and inexpensive DIY Christmas Decorations.
I can't be the only one out there that has this deep appreciated love of holiday craft paper. As soon as I know I can find it, I want to buy it all because I just think that it is so effortlessly beautiful. For many years the loyal and unweaving craft of paper chains has stood tall and strong. It's easy, it's fast, it's simple, and it doesn't require an insane amount of supplies.
This year our Christmas theme is minimalistic and simple. We thought that crafting a few paper chains to run along the windows would be the perfect holiday décor. Bonus with this craft we were able to squeeze in a little family time. As we all hung out in the living room and build them together.
I had a left over 2x4 laying around so I decided that it was time we used it up. First I had the boys cut these into smaller pieces. We then painted them white and once dry drilled a hole in the top center. To allow us to string twine through them so that they may hang from our tree. After the hole was drilled we went ahead and each picked out images we liked, printed them on normal paper, and then thanks to Mod Podge stick them onto the blocks of wood. Creating a simply stunning piece of not only Christmas décor, but also artwork craft from love by my family.
I really wanted something new and dazzling to add to the couch this year. I decided the best way to do that was to upcycle our old clothes! I went with throw pillows as my base idea. I am not a skilled seamstress, but I decided that this idea was simple enough that I should be just fine.
I crafted all of the time when the kids were younger. Now that they are older crafting sessions occur less and less. Which is why I am not only in love with our Christmas theme of minimalism because it its pure simplicity. I also love the fact that we can craft as a family like we used to.
Create any amazing Christmas décor?
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