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Monday, December 19, 2011

Homemade Christmas!

I've been making decorations this year, and thought i would share some simple CHEAP ideas!

reclaimed wood
Christmas sign:
paint or stencil and I added some gliter and twine 

Anthro copycat Christmas garland:
so easy, i used brown packaging paper, old book pages and spray painted some card stock to match the color scheme, cut out a bunch of circles (i did 3 sizes) then sewed them all together with the sewing machine.


Salt dough ornaments:
salt dough recipe:
 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint.
I used a star cookie cutter. i forgot to poke a hole in the tops for the string to hang them so after they were baked and painted my smart husband pulled out the drill and our smallest drill bit and we drilled the holes in. i used some silver glitter and modge podge after the paint dried.

Spray Painted Cardboard Christmas Trees:
cut out some Christmas trees from some leftover cardboard and spray painted them silver and added string

Paper ornaments:
template found here
used old book pages and twin for hanging

and of course a little glitter:
gold glitter, which can be found at dollar tree and sticks from your back yard!
spray painted the sticks then covered with modge podge and rolled in glitter!
these are so glittery and pretty!

and more glitter.
4" styrofoam balls from dollar tree (everywhere else they are $4 and up!)
roll in modge podge then in glitter. let dry and hang them from a branch with ribbon!
sorry this isn't a very good pic but you get the idea

when you are living on a budget saving for bigger, better things, homemade is the way to go.
thank you pinterest for cheap ideas that i can alter into my own!

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