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Quick Christmas Decor
December first marks the official start of Christmas decorating season. But with the gift buying, card writing and baking… even those of us overflowing with holiday spirit can be short on time. Here are some festive and FAST Christmas decor ideas.
Mason Jar Christmas Candles
Supplies: Supplies: Four Mason Jars, “Noel” vinyl from Vinyl Words, snow spray (the one I used is called “Holiday Snow and it comes in a can) , epsom salt, faux greenery and small white candles. Craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
Step 1: Apply Noel vinyl, following directions on package.
2. Spray jars with faux snow.
3. Fill jars about 1/3 of the way full of Epson salt for “snow.”
4. Add greenery around the base of the jar (it’s in a ring shape).
5. Place candles in jars.
Terrariums are perfect for making little snowy scenes! Here are some ideas. Supplies: Powder Snow, mini Christmas trees, deer, gifts, santa, glitter balls, candy canes and glass Terrariums from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond. You cay also want some floral foam to keep the little pieces in place.
1. Place floral foam inside (if desired)
2. Add faux snow
3. Add trees, santa, gifts etc. Your imagination is the limit!
Here’s a charming snowy scene with a tiny deer.
A jolly little Santa has a bag of presents.
Candy canes and decorative balls make a festive display.
Christmas Countdown Sign
Supplies: Plastic plate in silver, Chalkboard Vinyl by Paper Accents, chalk pen or chalk, adhesive rhinestones and poinsettia clip. Craft supplies are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
Step 1: Use a bowl to trace a large circle shape on the chalkboard vinyl and adhere to plate.
2. Write “Christmas Countdown” in chalk pen or chalk.
3. Add rhinestones around border of circle.
4. Clip on poinsettia.
Supplies: Three large wooden blocks. Colorful acrylic paint. I used DecoArt paint in Irish Moss, Calypso Blue and Cinnamon Drop. You’ll also need three Christmas Trees (mine are by Darice), large letter stickers (these are from Jennifer Hatfield for American Crafts), coordinating card stock paper, scissors and craft glue or hot glue. Craft supplies are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
Step 1: Paint the blocks and let them dry.
Step 2: Cut the paper to fit on the blocks and add letter stickers “JOY.” Glue on blocks
3. Glue Christmas trees to top of blocks.
Merry & Bright Sign
Supplies: Frame, silver decorative balls, white glitter paper and Merry and Bright vinyl from Decorating Your Life. Craft supplies are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
1. Remove the back of frame and cut glitter paper to fit inside.
2. Add decorative balls inside frame (they will stay where you put them).
3. Add vinyl.
Snowy Scene Jar
Supplies: Glass jar, Powder Snow, Christmas Tree, deer, Holiday Snow Premium Snow Flock, festive foliage and snowflake vinyl (this is by Decorating Your Life). Craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
1. Add vinyl snowflakes to glass.
2. Spray glass and foliage with Holiday Snow Premium Snow Flock.
3. Add powder snow inside glass.
4. Add deer and tree inside.
5. Attach pick to lid.
Supplies: Wood frame, small Christmas tree, small wooden blocks, acrylic paint (this is DecoArt Calypso Blue), letter stickers, small gifts, Glistening Snow Tex and hot glue. Craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
1.Paint blocks blue and let them dry.
2. Add letter stickers to blocks.
3. Glue blocks and tree to frame.
4. Glue little presents to frame.
5. Dab on Glistening Snow Tex and let it dry overnight.