Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. When I was younger, I dreamed of one day having my own house and decorating every room with Christmas figurines, statues, and even themed wall art. If you have ever been to any of our Christmas parties, you know this dream came true. Outside lights aren’t necessary, but I definitely want the inside to be full of the Christmas essence.
Since we didn’t bring all of our Christmas decorations to Alaska (we would have had to buy another trailer), I decided we would create some. Additionally, since I don’t like to spend too much money on crafts, I saw the potential in free things outside like spruce cones and branches.
We ended up making ornaments, a wreath, and a pretty basket centerpiece for the kitchen table. I already had the wreath and bought the basket for $2 at a thrift store. I spent a total of about $15.00 on all of these items but I already owned a hot glue gun and had some glue.
Hot Glue Gun
Red, Blue, Green, and White Paint
Ribbon (Gold, Red, Silver, Green)
Decorations like: Glitter glue, bells, and sequins
You will want to separate your cones and make sure you paint all colors on the bigger cones and the smaller cones.
If you are interested in a template for Santa’s hat, send me a message and I will send to you.
Listed below is a video on how to make the base for the Christmas trees and how to make Santa’s eyeglasses from paper clips. (Forgive my voice, I have been sick this week.)