DIY CHRISTMAS DECOR - COLLAB WITH @PAPERABBITS

Saturday, 19 December 2015







Hello there wonderful people of the internet! Today I have a very exciting post for you which consists of some DIY Christmas decorations which you can use in your room or around the rest of your house. Store bought Christmas decorations can cost a fair bit and not many people are made of money, actually I don't think anyone is, what would life be like if you literally had money for skin and hair and all that stuff?...  what I'm trying to say is hopefully this helps you out.

This post is actually a collaboration with the one... the only... Dasha from Paper Rabbits! (@paperabbits on Instagram) So if you want to find out how to make even more decorations then click here. Her post will be up later on in the week but until then be sure to go check out all her other posts :)

The DIY's I will be showing you how to make today include...
1. Mini Christmas Tree
2. Christmas Bunting
3. Bauble Table Center Piece
4. Clay Ornaments 






DIY MINI CHRISTMAS TREE



For this first DIY you will need a magazine or two depending on the size and that's it. Unless of course you are using two and then you will need some type of glue - personally I think a hot glue gun works best.

Step 1)

Fold from the top right corner in to the spine of the magazine. Then fold it again (follow the images, they're probably more helpful than this explanation) and then you will have an overhanging triangle which you can cut off or the way I like to do it is turn the page over and then fold it up so it's hidden.




























Complete this step for every page in the magazine and then you will have a beautiful Christmas tree. If your magazines are not big enough to create a tree on their own glue two together using a hot glue gun. Another thing you can do is paint them to suit the place you plan to display them.





CHRISTMAS BUNTING (PAPER)




- Christmas patterned paper

- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Twine
- Tape










BAUBLE TABLE CENTERPIECE

- Baubles - different sizes + colours
- Hot glue gun

Step 1)

Detach the part of the bauble that allows you to hang it. This way things will fit together more 'seamlessly' - because it's a cool word.

Step 2)

Use the hot glue gun to attach the baubles to one another in whatever way you find most aesthetically pleasing (... I just really wanted to use that word). You can make it is a line or in the shape of a Christmas tree - just work with the amount of baubles you have and experiment to see what you can create.





CLAY ORNAMENTS

- air dry clay
- acrylic paint
- paintbrushes
- needle/pointy object
- string

Step 1)

Roll pieces of clay into circles and flatten them out. Unless of course you have some kind of circular cookie cutter in which case just flatten the clay and use that. Don't forget to use something pointed like a skewer to create a hole in the top - this will allow you to hang it.

Step 2)

This is the most exhilerating step of all... wait for them to dry. Depending on the brand of clay the time you need to wait will vary. I left mine overnight and painted them in the morning which coincidentally is the next step.

Step 3)

Paint them! You can decorate them however you want.



Step 4)

Thread the string through the hole, tie a knot and you're finished. If you want to layer them like I did simply thread the strong through both of them. Obviously you don't just have to make circular decorations, you can make them in the shape of a Christmas tree or a UFO - why I suggested UFO I'm not sure but have fun with it.



Those are all the DIY's I have for you today. Don't forget to check out Dasha's post http://dashabanjanin.wix.com/blog and follow her @paperabbits on Instagram.

Till next time,
Erin xoxo.

Also I went to the zoo with my mum today to celebrate my 16th birthday - an event that occurred months ago now - so I was wondering, what's your favourite animal?

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