Handi Mandi TV: Christmas Decor – DIY Wreath

Want to make your own wreath or have one kicking around that needs an update?


This project is easy and affordable for those on a budget. Here’s what you’re going to need:

WAL-MART:
Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Silver & Brilliant Gold (or another metallic or your choice)
Elmers Spray Adhesive
Elmers Glitter in desired colour (I only saw gold and silver, you may have to go to Michael’s or a craft store for other colours)
Garland
Wreath (Styrofoam for inside or between front door and screen door; wire for outside, because it will be exposed to the elements)
OPTIONAL: Grapevine (Give more shape for wire-framed wreath, otherwise you’re buying more garland)
OPTIONAL: Buy Two sets of Christmas lights in desired colour(s) matching the garland you’re using. (You can also buy them used, but colours may be limited)

DOLLAR STORE:
Rubber Gloves
Craft wire (usually green covered)
Decor or Ornaments (I used 2 packs of small disco balls, two 3-D Stars, and Silver Chain)
~ If you cannot find decor in desired colour, grab the ones that have desired shape and spray with metallic and/or spray with adhesive then add glitter

THRIFT:
Used Christmas Lights (be sure to test them to make sure they work before leaving the store)

RUMMAGE:
Newspaper or Flyers (if you don’t have any you can take them from your neighbour’s recycling bins when they’re being collected)
Cardboard Box
Scissors

I hope you have fun. I would love to hear back from you and hear how your project(s) turned out, feel free to video reply or leave any requests, comments, suggestions, questions, etc in the comment section below. Merry Christmas!

Links – Christmas Decor:
Glitter Pine Cone Centerpiece
Super Easy Candle Centerpiece on a Budget
Decorative Porch Planter
Metallic, Glitter & Lights
DIY Vase with Epson Salt

Handi Mandi TV: Christmas Decor – DIY Vase with Epson Salt

Let’s Re-Design you Vase with some Epson Bath Salts.

This is a really easy DIY home decor and here’s what you’re going to need . . .

WAL-MART:
Elmers Spray Adhesive
OPTIONAL: Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Silver & Brilliant Gold (or another metallic or your choice)
OPTIONAL: Elmers Glitter in desired colour (I only saw gold and silver, you may have to go to Michael’s or a craft store for other colours)
Epson Salt (unless you already have some at home, whatever you don’t use for the craft you can use to treat yourself to a bath afterwards)

DOLLAR STORE:
Large Vase
Medium or Large Paint Brush (1 from painting section, not crafts)
Decor or Ornaments (I used 1 pack each of large and small disco balls and two fake flowers with sparkly silver ‘berries’ that I ended up plucking off and mixing all together.
~ If you cannot find decor in desired colour, grab the ones that have desired shape and spray with metallic and/or spray with adhesive to add glitter
Rubber Gloves
Painter’s tape (smaller the better, less cutting involved)

RUMMAGE:
Newspaper or Flyers (if you don’t have any you can take them from your neighbour’s recycling bins when they’re being collected)
Cardboard Box
Scissors

I hope you have fun. I would love to hear back from you and hear how your project(s) turned out, feel free to video reply or leave any requests, comments, suggestions, questions, etc in the comment section below. Merry Christmas!


Links – Christmas Decor:
Glitter Pine Cone Centerpiece
Super Easy Candle Centerpiece on a Budget
Decorative Porch Planter
Metallic, Glitter & Light

Handi Mandi TV – Christmas Decor: Super Easy Candle Centerpiece on a Budget

Need some extra sizzle for your Christmas dinner table? Look no further.

Most of this can be purchase at your local dollar store, a popular shopping venue in North America for all those of you viewing from around the world. Since you may not have such discount stores I would suggest either rummaging up some old decor or shop at a second-hand shop or flee market for used goodies and then pick up on the Christmas sales at places like Kroger for the next year.

Purchase:
*Decorative plate (long rectangle works best)
*Candle holders (cup shaped, enough to fit on your plate with some room to spare)
*Candles or tea lights & Lighter or matches (unless you already have some)
*Small decorative ornaments or decor that will fit on plate
*Krylon Brilliant Metallic Indoor Aerosol Can (silver, gold, or a colour that will go with the rest of your Christmas decor) [usually $5 a can]

Purchase or Find in nature:
*Pine cones (if you are following last week, you may have some left over) [some can be purchase at Michael’s Craftstore and most usually have been scented with cinnamon, yum]
*Moss or Christmas tree-like Pine (you will need to keep watered or replace when dried out)
*Artificial cranberries or other small fruit
*Coffee beans (yum!)

Rummage:
*Cardboard box and/or newsprint, opened cereal box, etc (this is where recycling comes in handy)
*Cutlery knife (to scrape the paper sticker off your purchase decor that couldn’t peel off)
*Nail polish remover, Goo-Gone or Purell hand sanitizer (all will work to get rid of any glue adhesive left over from stickers pulled off your decor)

Handi Mandi TV – Christmas Decor: Glitter Pine Cone Centerpiece

Get ready for Christmas with me with some DIY Decor.

All of these supplies can be found at home, around the house or neighbourhood and at your local dollar store.
You will need:
Glitter glue / paint
Paintbrush
Cup
Pine cones (make sure they’re completely dry and all the ‘petals’ have expanded)
Large or Tall Vase or Large Dish
Newspaper
Oven
Casserole Dish
Tin Foil

Optional:
Cinnamon spice or oil
Hairdryer
Can of Metallic aerosol paint + cardboard box
Small set of Christmas lights (dollar store)