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Christina’s Household Hints: Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

There something about the holiday season that can make even uncrafty people (like myself) want to pull out their glue gun and scissors. Here are a few easy projects to add a little sparkle to your holiday decor.

• Holiday Chandelier: Hanging a wreath in a different direction! Place a wreath flat on a table, tie three pieces of ribbon of equal length to the wreath so that when the ends of the ribbons are brought together, the wreath will hang horizontally. Decorate with colorful balls or ornaments and hang from the ceiling or over your table.

•    Pom-Pom Garland: Using a yarn needle and thin yarn, string small craft pom-poms onto the yarn. Using different sizes and colors of pom-poms adds a nice effect.

• Homemade Advent Calendar: Glue small envelopes with colored linings to a piece of poster board. Number the envelopes and fill with small holiday treats.

•   Salt Dough Ornaments: This one the kiddos will love! Mix 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt and ½ cup water. Knead into a dough and roll out on a floured work surface with a floured rolling pin. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes, and use a toothpick to put a small hole in the top of the ornament. Bake at 250° for 2 hours. Let cool completely. Decorate with paint and glitter and hang with a small piece of ribbon.

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

 

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