crafts

Christmas Centerpiece


Like I said in previous posts, this Christmas I have made tons of crafts. Beginning with ornaments, centerpieces, hanging decorations, etc… I use almost all the materials from the Dollar Tree Store, so they end up being beautiful and most importantly cheap. 

I knew I needed a centerpiece for my dinner table, so I decided to make one with ornaments too because that’s what most of my decorations are made for. It is very easy and looks good! Let’s see how to make it.

You will need:

  • Glass vase (I used a little round one, but you can choose anyone you like. Just make sure your ornaments are going to fit through it.)
  • Ornaments (use different sizes and colors)
  • Bouquet (I used a little glittery branches bouquet, but you can use poinsettias or any other you want)

Instructions:

  1. Start putting the ornaments inside the glass vase. Accomodate in the way you like them.
  2. Cut the glittery branches with a wire cutter and accomodate in the center and covering some of the spaces.

Easy like that! You have a beatiful centerpiece. If you want a bigger one, just use a bigger vase and more ornament. I did a little one because my table is not too big. You can also put a candle in the center instead of flowers. 

Hope you liked the idea and don’t forget to comment and share! 

Happy Holidays!

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Ornaments Christmas Wreath


Christmas season is here! What a perfect season to make crafts. I’m puertorrican and in Puerto Rico the Christmas tree, the lights and decorations are up before Thanksgiving Day. I’m no exception.

I have seen these beautiful Christmas wreaths made with ornaments to hang in the front door and I immediately felt in love with them. The only problem is that the price is high. Cost varies from $35 and up. 

So, I decided to make one myself and the best part is that it only cost me $10. Another advantage is that you can make it the color you want and with the decorations you want. 

It cost me $10 because I bought all the supplies in the Dollar Store. The only disadvantage is that they only have certain colors of ornaments like green, red, silver and gold. That was not a problem because this are the colors I wanted all my decorations.

But, if you want another color it may cost you more (anyway less than buying one already made).

Without more to say, let’s know how to make it.

Supplies Needed:

  • 5 tubes of ornaments (I used 1 tube of the 3″ in red, 1 tube of the 2.5″ in green and 3 tubes of 1.5″ assorted colors)
  • 1 wire wreath
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Christmas garland
  • 2 battery operated Christmas lights 2ft long. (Optional) I used the ones with snowflakes.
  • Paper tape
  • Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
  • Big artificial Poinsettia or any other decorations (optional)

Step by Step:

  1. Cover with paper tape the wire wreath all around front and back.
  2. Start gluing the ornaments in the outside border first and then the inside border. Start with the bigger ones, then the medium, etc… Glue them to the wire wreath and together for more support.
  3. After the outside border and the inside border are finished, glue or tape the lights making a circle between both borders. One lights set in the left side and another one on the right.
  4. Glue the battery boxes to the back of the wreath, one on the right side and another one on the left.
  5. Do the same as Step 3 with the garland trying to cover the lights wire and empty spaces.
  6. Cover any hole or empty space with the more smallest ornaments. 
  7. Tie a string or a piece of ribbon in the middle highest part of the wreath to hang it in the door. You can use a wreath holder if you like.
  8. Make a big bow with the Christmas ribbon and glue it in the center covering the hanger string.
  9. Glue the Poinsettia or any other decoration you want and hang it in the door.

Now you have a DIY Christmas Wreath that cost less than buying it already made. The best part is that when someone come to visit and tells you how beautiful it is, you can be proud to say “I made it!”. Probably, they won’t believe you but it is a priceless feeling. 


Hope you liked this post and remember to comment and share with your friends.

Stay tuned for more DIY Christmas Decorations.

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