DIY Holiday Paint Projects From Annie Sloan To Try This Weekend
We can always count on the paint maven for some festive crafts!
45+ Of House & Home’s Best Holiday Crafts!
Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.
Decorating & Design
DIY: Paper Concertina Wreath
Create a fresh take on the holiday wreath with this clever paper craft. What you’ll need: • Old calendar pages, cardstock or wallpaper ends, etc. (you can use any kind of paper) • Utility knife • Cutting mat • Pencil • Ruler • White…
DIY: Holiday Posy & Tassel and Bell Garland
What you’ll need for the posy: • Greenery • Seasonal flowers, berries, bells or other decorations • Twine • Ribbon How-to: 1. To make this easy holiday posy, start by forming a fan shape with a foundation of greenery. 2. Layer in seasonal flowers, berries…
DIY: Holiday Paper Ornaments
These lightweight paper ornaments are perfect displaying on a mantel, and you can customize the color to your holiday palette. What you’ll need: • Cardstock or paper from secondhand books • Pencil • Circle template (approx. 5″ diam.) • Stapler • Scissors • String…
Decorating & Design
DIY: Calendar Gift Wrap
Instead of buying new holiday paper, wrap your presents with images from your 2021 calendar. For smaller items, use the whole calendar page as gift wrap and, for larger items, start with a foundation of kraft paper, then cut out decorations (like this star motif) or scenes from your…
DIY: Painted Wooden Ornaments
Create your own one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments by hand painting wooden ones found at craft stores. What you’ll need: • Wooden ornaments (available at craft stores) • Acrylic paint • Acrylic paint pens • Paintbrush How-to: 1. Paint the ornaments with a base of black or…
DIY: Waxed Pinecone Name Card Holders
Set your dining table with organic name card holders with pinecones gathered on a snowy winter walk. What you’ll need: • Dry pinecones • Broken candles or used candle ends • Thin wire • Stainless steel bowl • Saucepan • String…
DIY: Pinecone Swag
What you’ll need for the pinecone swag: Twine Scissors Approx. 12–14 dry pinecones How-to: Start by attaching a long piece of twine to the ends of three pinecones, varying the length of the twine. Do the same thing with three more pinecones and make twine lengths a bit shorter.
DIY: Reusable Hanukkah Crackers
What you’ll need: 12″ x 12″ squares of fabric Cardboard tubes Ribbon Treats, paper crowns, etc. Thin corrugated cardboard Utility knife Cutting mat Glue How-to: Start by wrapping a piece of fabric around a cardboard tube and tie off one end with ribbon. Next, fill the roll with treats, such…
DIY: Felt Napkin Holder
What you’ll need: Christmas tree template (choose your favorite online!) Scissors Approx. 12″ x 12″ piece of 3 mm–thick felt Pencil Sewing needle and thread How-to: Start by downloading and printing a Christmas tree template that fills an 8 1⁄2″ x 11″ page. Take your piece of felt and…
DIY: Treat Cones
What you’ll need for the treat cones: Two 12″ x 12″ pieces of paper such as cardstock, old calendars or wallpaper ends Scissors Glue Narrow double-sided tape Hole punch Ribbon Tassels Treats How-to: Cut two sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper on the diagonal and glue them together, back-to-back,…
DIY: Holiday Simmers
What You’ll Need: 3–5 dried orange slices 2–3 dried apple slices Fresh cranberries Cinnamon sticks Star anise Rosemary Pine sprigs How-to: To a heat-safe bowl add dried orange and apple slices, and a handful of fresh cranberries. Then, add cinnamon sticks, star anise, rosemary and pine sprigs. Pour…
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