THREE DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Christmas is just around the corner, so we have put together three simple and easy Christmas DIY decorations you can put up in your house. Light a Christmas candle, blast some carols and get the family together to make these decorations, it will truly get you in the Christmas Spirit!

1. ORNAMENT WREATH

 

What you will need:
– Wire coat hanger
– Various sized Christmas baubles
– Any other decorations you want to include – e.g. pinecones, tinsel, ribbon, greenery
– Hot glue gun

Method:
– Bend your wire hanger to resemble a more circular type shape.
– Arrange ornaments how you please and stick them to the wire hanger using the hot glue gun.
– Get creative!

 

2. PAPER TREE ORNAMENTS

 

What you will need:
– Scrapbook paper in various Christmas theme patterns and colours
– Pencil
– Something circular to trace
– Scissors
– Glue
– Craft wire
– Twine/Ribbon

Method:
– Use your circular object to trace 12 circles on that paper, then cut them out. You make like to use different colours of paper for some creative flair.
– Fold the circles in half and stack them on top of each other.
– Wrap a length of wire all the way around the stack, so that it runs along the fold. Twist the ends together to secure.
– Stick a dot of glue onto a circle, about 1/3 of the way from the bottom. Fold the facing flaps together and press to secure the bond.
– On the next circle along, stick a glue dot about 1/3 of the way from the top. Continue like this all the way around, alternating high and low glue dots.
– Once you have finished gluing, attach a ribbon to the top and hang it on your tree!

See step-by-step images here

3. CHRISTMAS COASTERS

What you will need:
– Wooden scrabble tiles
– Roll of cork
– Hot glue gun
– Stanley knife

Method:
– Brainstorm some four-letter Christmas themed words and write them down.
– Arrange the scrabble tiles to spell out your Christmas words, 4 x 4-letter words make for the perfect coaster size.
– Once you have figured out what order you want your words to go in use the hot glue gun to stick them to the cork.
– Use the Stanley knife to cut around the edges and there you have it! Coaster, done.

We hope some of these DIY ideas have sparked some creative flair. If you decide to do any of these DIY’s, please use the hashtag #AVeryiThinkChristmas on Instagram so we can see your creations!

 

 

SARAH EARNSHAW – CUSTOMER SERVICE
07 3202 3040
The young gun of the iThink team, Sarah joins us as our front of house in the Ipswich Office. Don’t be fooled by Sarah’s easy going persona, she is highly motivated, energetic and always up for a challenge

 

 

 

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