Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY Craft Ideas for Christmas

David Deusner DIY Christmas Crafts

Christmas is right around the corner, and decorating your home is a great way to spend time with friends and family during the holiday season. The holidays are expensive enough as it is so adding new decorations to the bill can be overwhelming and unnecessary. To keep the holiday cheer and some money in your wallet, David Deusner recommends making some of your decorations yourself. Listed below are a few ideas that are simple and easy that can add a special touch to your holiday decor. 

Photo Keep-Sake Ornaments:
David Deusner DIY Holiday Ornament

These small decorations take only 10 minutes to make, but will surely bring a lot of memories back! You’ll need some tree bark wood slices, matte finish mod podge, a pair of scissors, some memorable photos and twine. Below are the instructions to make it. Check out YouTube for more visual and step-by-step instructions as well.
Just cut the pictures and slices into circles, and stick them together using some mod podge. Add a final layer on the top to seal everything. Poke a hole on top of the ornament, pass a twine through it and tie it. Hang them on your Christmas tree and take a ride down memory lane! You and your family will love it! David Deusner has also found that these photo ornaments make great gifts for loved ones! As a freelance photographer, this is one of his favorite DIY crafts to make each year. 

Christmas Tree Stars:
David Deusner DIY Holiday Stars

If you have some sewing skills, you best use them, right? These cute stars require only some yarn, cardboard and some pretty cardstock. Here’s what you should do:
Cut 2 squares of the cardboard of the same size, and place them in a square-diamond fashion. Take the cardstock and stick it on top of the cardboard. Take 8 pins and push it into each corner of the cardboard. Now, take the yarn and start wrapping it around the pins. If you need further instructions and directions, you can check various videos on YouTube

David Deusner DIY Wood Burned Snowflakes

Wood Burned Snowflakes:

This rustic ornament can be stuck on anything or can be hung on your Christmas tree. This is most definitely the easiest DIY craft idea in this list, so you should try it out if you have time!
To create it, all you’ll need is a wood disc, and a wood burner. Heat the burner, and draw the prettiest snowflake in the world on the wood by burning it. Easy as that! If you don’t like using a wood burner, you can just carve the snowflake on the disc using a cutter or x-tip pen. The results differ, but both are equally beautiful! 

David Deusner DIY Fabric Christmas Trees

Fabric Christmas Tree:

As the name suggests, this Christmas tree is made by nothing except for fabric. Making these cute trees are easy, and they look really pretty on a Christmas tree.You’ll need different colored fabric, a glue gun, and some thread for this to work out perfectly. David Deusner also suggests using other materials you see fit to make it more of your own. 
Just cut each square larger than the first, and line them up using some thread. Now, cut a strip of fabric and roll it. Close it using a glue gun. That’ll be the stem of the tree. Using the glue gun, stick the stem under the lined-up fabric. You can hang it on your Christmas tree using a twine or extra fabric.

Be sure to follow David Deusner on YouTube for more DIY ideas and other fun activities. 

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