Folk Inspiration For My DIY Christmas

Folk Inspiration For My DIY Christmas

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FOLK INSPIRATION FOR MY DIY CHRISTMAS

 

This Christmas season get the entire family together to create colorful decors at home.

 

  1. Christmas tree

     

    Use a branch as your Christmas tree. Suspend it from the ceiling using fishing line, so it hangs over the table. Keep the lines clean by trimming away unwanted branches. Apply white spray paint lightly over the branch so you can still see the wood. Wrap lace around sections of the branch or cover it completely with lace if you prefer.

     

    Decorate with pretty crocheted and stitched balls – just a few, as the secret to Scandanavian style is simplicity.

     

  2. Felt Heart

     

    This Christmas, home is where the heart hangs.

    You will need template:

    • White felt
    • Red stranded embroidery thread
    • Polyester toy stuffing

       

      To make:

      1. Using a template, cut out two heart shapes from the white felt.

      2. Embroider the snowflake motif with three strands of embroidery thread working in back stitch and straight stitches. Sew the two pieces together with short neat running stitches, leaving a small opening in one side. Fill the heart with a small amount of stuffing and close the opening.

      3. Thread a hanging cord through the top of the heart.

       

  3. Gingham star

    A touch of red will keep your festive color scheme in check.

    You will need template:

    • Red gingham fabric
    • White and red stranded embroidery thread
    • Polyester toy stuffing
    • 2 white buttons

       

      To make:

      1. Using a template, cut out two-star shapes from the gingham fabric.

      2. Sew the two pieces together with short, neat running stitches using three strands of white embroidery thread, leaving a small opening in one side of a point of the star, through which to stuff it.

      3. Fill the star with a small amount of stuffing and close the opening. Sew a button to the center of each side of the star placing using the red embroidery thread.

      4. Thread a hanging cord through one of the star’s points.

       

  4. Gingham angel

    It doesn’t get much sweeter than a gingham angel with lacy wings.

    You will need template:

    • Blue gingham fabric
    • Stiff nylon lace
    • White stranded embroidery thread
    • Polyester toy stuffing

       

      To make:

      1. Using a template, cut out two angel shapes from the gingham fabric. Cut one heart

      shape from the lace for the wings.

      2. Sew the gingham pieces together with short neat running stitches using three strands

      of embroidery thread, leaving a small opening in the seam at the lower edge.

      3. Fill the angel with a small amount of stuffing and close the opening. Sew the wings to

      the back securely with running stitches.

      4. Thread a hanging cord through the top of the angel’s head.

       

       

  5. Meringue Tree

    Pretty and edible, this little tree is perfect for smaller spaces and cosy gatherings.

    Cover cone-shaped floral foam with pretty giftwrap and place it in on a cake stand. Use

    toothpicks to stick small meringues or other sweet treats to the floral foam. Insert a sparkler

    into the tip and light it just before serving.

     

  6. Christmas calendar

     

    Christmas Calendars are wonderful at sustaining festive excitement and are loved by children of all ages. It’s a great idea to make an Advent calendar from white paper packets filled with something nice to eat. Make a linocut of a deer and print the design with blue craft paint onto each bag. Use a paint roller to apply the paint to the linoleum. Play around with the position of the deer and how light or dark you print it as this adds to the fun of the calendar. For a little extra treat with each packet, make Christmas decorations from air-dry clay. Roll the clay out, place a piece of lace over the top and roll over it with a rolling pin so you transfer the lace design to the clay. Use a variety of cookie cutters with a Christmas theme to cut out the decorations. Make a small hole in each one before it dries. When it’s dry, you can attach it to the bag with a pretty cord and tape or ribbon. By the time Christmas comes, you will have a collection of extra decorations for your tree!

     

  7. Gift Tags

    Get creative with tags this Christmas. These tags are eye-catching and easy to make.

     

  8. Filled fabric tags

    Cut out two circles from white printed fabric and sew them together with embroidery thread, stuffing them with cotton wool before completely closing the seam. Use back stitch

    and leave two long ends of thread so you can attach the tag to the gift. You could use washi tape to stick the thread ends to the gift. Fray the edges of the circles with a seam ripper. Embroider the person’s name onto one of the fabric circles before you sew them together,

    or write it on with a fabric pen.

     

  9. Teaspoon tag

    Spray paint a teaspoon white (hold it upright while spraying or the paint will pool in the

    hollow) and leave it to dry. Decorate with washi tape and write the person’s name onto the

    spoon with a marking pen. Use baker’s twine to tie it to the gift.

     

  10. Lace tag

    In this example, snowflake paper is glued onto a piece of cardboard and decorated with

    motifs from the lace tied around the gift. Punch a hole in it and attach it to the gift with white embroidery thread.

     

  11. Deer tag

    Find a picture of a deer on the internet, trace it onto scrapbooking paper that goes with

    your theme and cut it out. Punch a hole through the body section and attach it to the gift

    with embroidery thread.

     

  12. Frame tag

Download a lovely frame from the internet and place the person’s name or initial inside the

frame. Add more detail, if you prefer. Punch a hole at both ends and tie it to the gift with

baker’s twine.

 

Your newly made decors will not only look pretty but because of the personal touches, will make any home more meaningful! Don’t forget to put up pretty lights and add a touch of sweet scents from an air freshener brand like Ambi Pur Nothing like a space that not only looks good but smells good.  Now, you can truly sit back with the family, relax and enjoy your pretty creations in the comfort of your cozy house!

 

Got any other DIY Christmas décor tips? Share them with us by commenting below!

 

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