Holiday Ornament DIY Roundup

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Feeling crafty, but don’t want to commit to a long and time-consuming project? How about creating some cute ornaments for your holiday tree? Take a look at these DIYs, and let us know which YOU’LL be making over the weekend!
Cinnamon Ornaments from Babble

These cinnamon-scented ornaments from Babble are fun to make, and make your house smell inviting and seasonal!

Glitter Galaxy Ornaments from Swell Designer

These incredible glitter ornaments are a fantastic way to add some magic and mystery to your Christmas tree. Plus, since the glitter is on the inside of the ornament, your floor will remain glitter free. Unless you want your floor to be covered in glitter. Totally up to you.

Hot Air Balloon Ornament from My Modern Met

These hot air balloon ornaments look like they’ve been plucked out of a storybook. They add the perfect amount of whimsy to any tree!

Button Ornament from Live Love DIY

This button embellished ornament is incredible. We love the use of different styles and sizes to give it a more vintage look. We would suggest hanging this ornament on a lower, sturdier branch because it’s probably pretty heavy!

Tree Replica Ornaments from M&J Trimming

We made these tree ornaments on our blog a few years back, and we still love them! Who says you can’t put tree ornaments on trees? Not us. We say go for it!

Making ornaments for the holidays is one of our favorite DIYs because ornaments are so quick to make, and each can be easily customized! They’re also a great way to bond with friends and family, and are a perfect reminder of family and friendship every holiday season! Which ornament is your favorite and why?

DIY: Holiday Ribbon Tree

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Looking for an elegant way to decorate your mantel? These ribbon trees are just the ticket, and the best part is that they are so simple to make that you almost feel guilty. Almost. Find out how to make them below!

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Ribbon Tree DIY Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

40mm Imported Double Face Satin Ruffled Edging #33567 (Cream)

Rhinestone Bijou Button #19846 (35mm) (Crystal Silver)

SS34 Fuchsia Flatbacks

SS34 Tanzanite Flatbacks

SS34 Crystal Flatbacks

Styrofoam Cone

Pins

T-Pins

Glue

Scissors

Ribbon Tree DIY | M&J Trimming

1. Wrap the ruffled satin edging around the bottom of the cone until both ends meet, and pin the ends to the styrofoam.

Ribbon Tree DIY Cutting | M&J Trimming

2. Cut where the ribbon ends meet.Ribbon Tree DIY Ribbon Layers | M&J Trimming

3. Repeat the steps above until you reach the top of the tree.

Ribbon Tree DIY Rhinestone Button | M&J Trimming

4. Take one of the rhinestone buttons, and adhere it onto the top of the tree with a t-pin.

Ribbon Tree DIY Rhinestone Ornaments | M&J Trimming

5. Glue your flatback rhinestones onto the ribbon in a sporadic pattern to represent ornaments.

Ribbon Tree DIY Finished Cream Tree | M&J Trimming

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Ribbon Tree DIY Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

40mm Imported Double Face Satin Pleated #33566 (Dusty Rose)

Rhinestone Button #19840 (22mm) (Crystal)

SS34 Fuchsia Flatbacks

SS34 Tanzanite Flatbacks

SS34 Crystal Flatbacks

Styrofoam Cone

Pins

T-Pins

Glue

Scissors

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1. Wrap the ruffled satin edging around the bottom of the cone until both ends meet, and pin the ends to the styrofoam.

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2. Cut where the ribbon ends meet.

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3. Repeat those steps until you reach the top of the tree.

Ribbon Tree DIY Rhinestone Button | M&J Trimming

4. Take a rhinestone button, and adhere it onto the top of the tree with a t-pin.

Ribbon Tree DIY Rhinestone Ornament | M&J Trimming

5. Glue your flatback rhinestones onto the ribbon in a sporadic pattern to represent ornaments.

Ribbon Tree DIY Finished Pink | M&J Trimming

Finished Ribbon Tree

These Ribbon Trees are the perfect centerpiece for a holiday dinner, or an excellent decor element for your mantle. Wherever you decide to display them, they’ll add a bit of holiday cheer to any spot!

Holiday Home Decor Inspiration

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Thanksgiving is over which means it’s time to dress your house for winter holidays! Take a peak at some of our favorite home decor looks for the holiday season.

Ribbon and Ornament Stairwell

These loose-hanging decorations keep the holidays from looking too overdone. If you prefer the no-fuss approach to decorating, this may be the look for you! It’s both rustic and relaxed.

Unconventional Holiday Tree Poster and Garland

Don’t have space to spare? Make decorating for the holidays easy and clutter-free with this innovative solution to cramped living quarters.

Hannukah Candles from Zsa Zsa Bellagio

These pillar candles bring the Festival of Lights front and center. Keep the rest of your decor simple with blue and silver accents.

Red and Gold Holiday Door Inspiration

We love this festive and richly colored doorway. It’s the perfect way to get your guests in the holiday spirit before even walking through the door.

Simple White and Gold Holiday Decor

Sometimes less is more. The gold cone trees add a festive touch to an otherwise monochromatic space.

What’s your preferred look for the holiday season? Do you prefer bright and bold, or simple and understated?

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree

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With all of the alternative Christmas trees we’ve spotted, we decided to use some of our versatile fringe trim to create our own!  We especially loved creating this version because you can place it right above a table or chair that will hold all of your holiday presents.  That way it looks magically larger than it really is!

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Supplies:

6 yds of emerald 4″ chainette fringe

2 yds of gold 2″ chainette fringe

Green and yellow tacs

Scissors

Tape/Glue

1 yd of metallic cord (optional)

Ruler and pencil (not shown)

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1.  Your tree is going to measure 34 inches tall and 20 inches wide.  Using a pencil and ruler, measure and mark these points on your wall.

2.  Using your tacs, add your first layer of fringe along these points.

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3.  Continue adding fringe from the bottom to the center and to the other side using your tacs.  When pinning at the center, you can leave about an inch of wall space to cover up later.  This will save fringe to complete the entire tree.

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4. Once the “tree” is completed, use your gold trim as “decorations”.  Cut out pieces that will drape across the tree to cover up the bare wall spaces.  Tape or glue these pieces on.  I taped them so I could salvage the emerald fringe for any future DIYs.

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5.  Add a star to the top of your tree.  If you don’t have one, you can always use some metallic cord you may have leftover from last week’s DIY to create a star using your tacs.

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6.  Add any additional ornaments you may have and you’ve created a festive alternative Christmas tree!

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Top 5 DIY Christmas Trees

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Not in the mood to deal with the purchasing, decorating, and cleanup of an actual Christmas tree this year or interested in doing something a bit more creative, well these DIY Christmas trees may just be your cup of tea.

DIY Wall Collection Christmas Tree via Apartment Therapy

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DIY Sticks Christmas Tree via Laloleblog

2DIY Sticks Christmas Tree

DIY Floating Christmas Tree via Not Martha

3DIY Floating Christmas Tree

DIY String Art Christmas Tree via Real Living

4DIY String Christmas Tree

DIY Lights Christmas Tree via A Merry Mishap

5DIY Lights Christmas Tree

DIY Wired Ribbon Christmas Tree

By Dara

Okay, I’m a little early but early is better than late.  What am I talking about?  Well, I’m talking about getting ready for Christmas.  I’ve already kept my eyes open for gifts and decorations.  Besides purchasing decorations from department stores, I also like making them myself.  It’s one of the best time of the year to spend with family and work on a fun project.

This week, I decided to create a miniature Christmas tree out of wired ribbon.  This is really fun and it’s great to do as a family or teachers can use this for school projects also. 

 

Materials: (1-800-965-8746)

Directions:

  1. Using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1 1/2″ ribbon.  You’re going to need five pieces of this.  Then five pieces in 5 inches, five pieces in 4 inches, and five pieces in 3 inches.
  2. Once again using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1″ ribbon.  You’re gong to need six pieces of this.  Then six pieces in 5 inches, six pieces in 4 inches, and 3 pieces in 3 inches.
  3. Now take the craft stick and place it into the styrofoam.  The styrofoam will be the base. 
  4. Remember the 6″ of the 1 1/2″ ribbon you cut earlier?  There was five pieces.  Take the ribbon, add glue to 1/2″ of the ribbon on the edge and wrap it around the stick towards the bottom.  Do this with the rest of the ribbon.  It’s okay if you overlap the area that you already placed the ribbon. 
  5. Once you’re done with those five pieces.  The next part is to do the same with the six pieces of the 1″ ribbon.  From then on, you pretty much just have to wrap the ribbons around the stick; switching between the 1″ and the 1 1/2″ ribbon.  Go from the largest cut ribbon to the smallest.  Such as from 6″ to 5″ to 4″ to 3″.
  6. Once you reach the top, you can glue the rhinestone button on as a star.
  7. Then start shapping the wired ribbon and decorate using the rhinestones, pearls, nailheads and gem-tac glue. 
  8. After you’re finish, wrap the base with the velvet ribbon and you’re done.