DIY RUSTIC Christmas Decor – Make this now!

Hey guys!! I have another unique and easy  DIY Christmas decor for your living space, front door or bedroom. It is super duper easy, but will probably take you roughly an hour to complete. The hour will be used mainly for drying time. This project is very similar to my “Home” Wood Sign project. You’ll need the same materials except for different paint colors.

The wood plank I used for this project was found in my shed and I used red and white acylic paint that I already had on hand. I can honestly say I spent zero dollars on this project and I feel really great about that! :0

Here are photos of the process. It’s really easy, I promise.

So first I prepped the wood plank by painting it several coats of white acrylic paint. The plan was to end up with a rustic shabby-ish sign so I decided to leave a streak effect.

Next, I shaded the back of the (previously printed) letters and taped them down on the wood plank and tracing commenced.

Next was painting the letters! I chose red because it’s a festive Christmas color. At this point I felt like the completed JOY sign was still missing something because of the negative space at the top and bottom, so I had to give that space a bang for its buck. Check it out! Check it out!


I fininshed the rustic sign with embroidery floss (yarn) and I could not be any more satisfied with the result of this project. I definitely had fun making it!

Is this an idea you might try? If it’s too late to make a wood sign for Christmas, why not make one for Valentine’s day (LOVE), which is exactly 2 months away.

Yours DIYly,

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My Favorite DIY Christmas Decorations

I am truly a home decor fanatic. If I had the chance, I would live a Home Goods store and never come out. I love all holidays that require some kind of decoration. However, I don’t always decorate or I do it in a simple way because…well, I have bills to pay :).

I recently shared a post about my mini DIY Fall Wreath and will share my DIY Christmas wreath soon. I’m holding out on that post because I’m looking to take the best photos I can (crosses fingers hoping to be able to take great photos of my entry door this evening before it gets dark out).

With that said, here are my favorite DIY Christmas decorations.

  1. Beautiful and edible. What a nice combo for this DIY Peppermint Wreath.

 

2. Craft Your Own Tree I actually like this idea because my kiddos would love to get involved. We once had a Christmas tree, but we donated it to Goodwill after moving several times. Plus I was happy to see that thing go because it was messy and cleaning up after it was a hassel. Haha, our Christmas tree sounds like a pet.

Use yarn to style a mini version on an empty wall or in a hallway. Enlist the kids to dress it to the nines with paper-circle "ornaments" and felt, attached with tape.

 

3. I love love love this idea of a ruffled Christmas tree skirt. My initial thought was, “this could take a good hour or more to make”, but check out the step by step guide. Spending over an hour will be well worth it because you get to use this beauty over and over again. Get your hot glue ready! No sewing necessary!

 

4. Noel Door Sign This is a really cool idea if you’re looking to get away from door wreaths.

Dress up craft-store letters with faux moss for a message that's got meaning and texture. Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess »

 

5. Snowy Jars Tell me this creative votive decor does not make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside? I just melted.

 

6. Get Creative with Chalk! This is definitely a unique Christmas Tree. And budget-friendly too!

This blogger got into the spirit by drawing up a beautiful Christmas tree on her chalkboard wall (and we love her door-frame garland, too!). See more at Hunted Interior »

 

7. Glow Branches. Get this look using plain branches wrapped with Christmas lights strings.

 

8. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa La La La La!

Celebrate your favorite Christmas carol by displaying the lyrics atop your mantle.  See more at The Wood Connection »

 

9. This Festive Entry Way is everything! Can this be my entryway?

 

10. Joy and Driftwood This particular idea is giving me life. I actually have a piece of wood that would be great for this design.(Seriously considering making this rustic joy sign soon).

Instead of a traditional sign that reads "Joy", replace the 'O' with a wreath that incorporates all colors of the holiday. See more at Liz Marie Blog »

 

11. Small space? NO PROBLEM! Try this flower vase tree.

 

12. Try this lovely Bow Wreath and you won’t regret it.

To turn store-bought bows into a jolly wreath, first attach a loop of floral wire (for hanging) around a 16" Styrofoam wreath form ($3.99; save-on-crafts.com). Then, hot glue gift bows to the front and sides of the form. Keep it festive with a classic red-and white combo or mix in powder blue for a wintry look.

 

13. Hanging Christmas Planter (source unknown). This is gorgeous!

Hanging Christmas Pots...these are the BEST DIY Christmas Homemade Decorations & Craft Ideas!

 

14. Let it Snow Rustic Sign I am definitely obsessed with wood signs. So yes, I’m blushing over this particular rustic sign. Drools…..

Place this rustic sign next to your Christmas tree or by the fire to stay cozy amidst a hopeful flurry. Get the tutorial at Live Laugh Rowe.

15. Picture Frame Decor This idea could be easily executed by using a recycled picture frame.

Christmas Frame Wreath....these are the BEST DIY Christmas Decorating & Craft Ideas!

 

So!…. which of these DIY Christmas decorations caught your eye? Leave me a comment below.

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How do blogger mommas do it?!

Good morning and happy Monday to you all!! I have a serious question for all the blogging mommas out there! How do you all do it?

I am a mom of three and I work full time outside of the home. I am very passionate about DIY and expressing my self through crafts. I manage to get things done on the evenings when the kids are in bed and on the weekends, but I don’t get to take great photos of my work. Why, you ask?

First of all because natural lighting is not so great because it’s Winter – days are mostly cloudy here in the East. If the sun doesn’t come out, then forget taking great photos. Secondly, some days are just too cold and breezy to step outside of the house. Thirdly, it’s dark outside by the time I get home from work. I honestly daydream about the great outdoors at least once a week everyday while at work.

So how do you all do it? Please share your ideas with me. I really want to get my blog moving forward and make new great friends.

Thank you!

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