DIY Christmas Decor

Yes, I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but let’s get serious… there are only 2 months left to get prepared for Christmas!   We plan to share several posts in the next few weeks about the holidays – gifts, decor, and party planning.  Today?  We’re talking about DIY Christmas decor.

Looking for Christmas decorating crafts?  From BHG.com, a lovely glass ornament topiary tutorial.  These could be made is so many different color combinations!

More Christmas home decor ideas from the Thrifty Crafter, a great post with tutorials for more topiaries – twine, berries, and more!

From BowerPower, a lovely post with some ideas for holiday table settings and centerpieces.  This gorgeous ornament chandelier, based on her instructions in the post, seems darn doable!

 

From Martha Stewart, a unique wreath chandelier


Are you making your Christmas decor plans yet?  How will you be decorating?

 

DIY Candles For the Holidays

Today’s post is all about holiday candles – specifically DIY Christmas decor!  Candles for centerpieces, candles for gifts, gorgeous holiday candles… and best of all, they are all DIY!

Teacup Candles make a lovely, unique gift… or decoration for your home.  Click to read TWO different tutorials on how to make these.. HERE and HERE.

Who knew it could be so easy to make frosted candles?  Martha Stewart shows how to use epsom salt to make GORGEOUS holiday candles:


And Martha ALSO has a tutorial for tree-shaped candles:

I love, LOVE the silver candlestick holders with those trees, don’t you?

Here’s an involved tutorial on how to make wine bottle candle holders.  I think these would be lovely surrounded by fake white snow on my front table!

And one last tutorial… lots of steps, but SO worth the final result! Personalized Candles made from plain glass containers:

 

And if you are just not in a DIY frame of mind, don’t forget you can get lovely tea-cup candles in the Diva Entertains shop!