Last minute Christmas decorations DIY1:05 PM
If you are hosting a party in those next couple of days and find that your home could just do with a tad bit more decor but wonder where you'll find the time for it. I got you covered with two very simple DIY projects. Don't worry, these will not take more than a few minutes of your time (multiplied by each ornaments). They are also "Oh so simple" that you can enrol your family and friends for a last minute mini craft session. And, if that weren't already oh so appealing, they are also incredibly affordable to make and the supplies should be available at your local stationary and art supplies store.
First on the list is this one:
All you need to do to pull this one is roll a pipe cleaner on itself like a snail and then pull the middle up to shape it like a tree.
Then glue some colourful mini pom poms (or sequins) on it to give it more oomph.
If you want to make a taller tree, simply link a couple of pipe cleaners together before "snailing" it. With a hot glue gun, you could even totally bypass the drying time.
You can then either tie a little string to each of them and use it as a tree ornament, or use them to decorate your Christmas dinning table.
Price wise, a pack of pipe cleaner should set you by about 50-70 rupees (and contains enough of them to build a mini forest) and a pack of mini pom poms set you another 50-70 rupees. As I said, it doesn't get any quicker or more affordable than that.
Pipe cleaners not your thing? What about these:
Simply glue 3 sticks together to make a triangle and decorate with glitter paint. The star is simply made with two triangles that have been glued together.
Again, if you own a hot glue gun, you can bring the glue drying time to practically zero.
You can use these little ornaments either on your tree, or glue a couple of them on a long piece of ribbon and hang it on a wall or door. You could also use them as place setters at your dinning table by writing the name of your guests on each one. They are as versatile as they come.
A pack of 50 coloured sticks set me 70 rupees, the glitter glue comes at 22 to 25 rupees a bottle. The ribbon came from a gift I received last year, but would not set you more than 50 rupees a roll in a local art supplies shop.
With these two last mini projects, I will leave the Holiday decor posts until next year. I am preparing myself to take a couple of days off to do some last minute Christmas gift shopping and enjoy the holiday with my family and friends. I'll be back on the blog in a couple of days to lead you to the new year and beyond.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas to come.