Christmas DIY Decorations- Part 2

Hey guys! Since so many of you loved Part 1 of this, I’ve decided to compile another list of decorations that you can adorn your home with. Here it goes:

DISCLAIMER: I am awful at art and craft. It should be illegal for me to advise ANYONE upon these matters, yet that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I do not take responsibility for any damage to you, your house or your reputation if they turn out badly. 

Just kidding. (Not)

1) Glittering Jars:

What you’ll need:

  • An empty jar
  • Liquid glue
  • Glitter(any colour)
  • Paintbrush
  • Votive Candle(Optional)
  1. Using the paintbrush, cover the bottom 3/4 of the jar in glue. Make sure you coat the lower bits more heavily and feather-paint the top edges.
  2. While the glue’s wet, pour some glitter into the jar. Put the lid back on and shake to spread. Tip: Using a jar with a wider mouth makes it easier to get even coverage.
  3. Wait for it to dry and then pop your candle inside. During the day, don’t light the candle as it won’t have any effect. The glitter in the jar will still look pretty. Only light once it’s dark and never leave them burning through the night.

2) Light the way:

This next one’s quite similar but nevertheless mesmerising.

What you’ll need:

  • Epsom Salts
  • Jar(s)
  • Solid Candle
  1. Pour Epsom salt halfway into the jar.
  2. Light the candle and put it inside.
  3. Repeat till you have the desired number of jars.
  4. Place them along a windowsill, doorway or as such.

3) Amazing Acorns:

If you have any of these lying around the house, this is the perfect way to make use of them.

What you’ll need:

  • Acorns(duh)
  • Glitter or paint(liquid)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Glue
  1. Wash the acorns and let them dry naturally.
  2. Apply glitter or paint. Tip: Painting each section individually will take a long time and it took a couple of coats of paint to make the colour shine through. So, to have a more fun and messy way, simply dip the acorns straight into the paint and save the paintbrush for the last coat of paint.
  3. Varnish it with a little bit of glue mixed with a lot of water. 1 drop of glue with 5 drops of water ratio.
  4. Dry and put them into a vase or dot them around the house in 2s or 3s.

Ta-da! Hopefully they’re just in time for the last bit of Christmas decoration left to do. If you try them out, please take a picture and leave it in the comments. See you tomorrow for Christmas Eve!


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