At Festive Lights, we’re huge fans of everything and anything Christmassy! We can’t wait to pick out a tree, get the lights hung and house decorated. In this video we’ve put together two crafty and modern Christmas DIYs to add a splash of sparkle and a dash of cheer to your interiors this Christmastime. Another bonus is that these DIYs take less than 15 minutes each! So please watch our video below and keep reading to find out how we’ve made these accessories…
You will need: A hot glue gun and extra glue tubes, wire lights / fairy lights, a polystyrene cone, toothpicks, decorative accessories (we have used bows and miniature pom poms), twine, watered down glue/mod podge and scissors.
- Place the toothpicks into the cone tree at random, these are hooks for the string as you place it on the cone.
- Cut off your first length of twine and soak it in a mixture of 1 parts glue to two parts water.
- Wrap the glue soaked string over the cone around the toothpicks. We then used a paint brush to add an extra layer of glue to any drier looking areas.
- When dry, pull the string from the cone, and it’s time to add decoration!
- We used a hot glue gun to add pom poms and bows to the string tree design. Then simply popped out star wire lights inside and placed it on our fireplace.
You will need: Pipe cleaners in your choice of colour, plenty of ribbon in different sizes and colours, clip-on Christmas accessories, some flower picks and a wire wreath.
- Firstly cut and prep your ribbon, we’ve done a mixture of ribbons with straight edges and dove tailed edges to add texture.
- Make bundles of the ribbon by twisting a around 4 or 5 pieces of ribbon together and securing them in the bundle with a pipe cleaner.
- When you’ve made all your bundles, secure them onto the wire wreath.
- Once you are happy with the ribbon, glue the battery pack to the back of the wreath and wrap the lights throughout the bundles to add extra sparkle.
…And you’re done! If you’ve tried this DIY then let us know in the comments section, and don’t forget to share your images on Twitter or tag us on Instagram, making sure you use our hashtag #ShareTheJoy – and we’ll share our favourites!
For more home lighting inspiration, and other DIYs, find us over on Pinterest!