How to Fix Christmas Lights

How to Fix Christmas LightsHave you ever plugged in a strand of Christmas lights, only to find that they don’t light up or that half of them are out? It’s possible that your lights are no longer good, but it’s more likely that a small fix can light up the entire strand once again. We share the top issues that you might encounter, along with helpful tips on how to fix Christmas lights. Continue reading “How to Fix Christmas Lights”

Make Your Own Wreath and Garland Out of Ornaments

This week, I’m making DIY Christmas wreaths and ornament garlands from Christmas bulbs. What I love about this project is that it’s a great way to upcycle old bulb ornaments as well as create beautiful, but inexpensive festive wreaths and garlands. So gather your old Christmas decor or scour local garage sales and flea markets and make your own sparkly hanging Christmas ornament wreaths and garlands!

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Make Your Own DIY Advent Calendar

Christmas is just around the corner, and in preparation for this beloved holiday, many families love to count down the days before December 25th using an Advent calendar. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries but is still practiced today. Often times, these calendars take the form of rectangular cards with windows that open to reveal an image, gift, or treat.

But at the Lutz house, we like to mix it up. A few years ago, good friends introduced me to the idea of wrapping and reading Christmas books as part of our Advent tradition. As soon as I heard the idea, I was sold! It had family time, Advent, tradition, and good books—everything you need for a memory-filled holiday season. Gather your favorite books and create your own DIY Advent calendar with these simple steps.

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DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids

Handprint Christmas wreath

Over Mother’s Day weekend, my kids and I decided work on some DIY Christmas decorating projects together. Not only did these art projects give me a chance to share my love of crafting with them, but we also made keepsake Christmas decorations that any family member would love to receive and decorate with for the holidays. Continue reading “DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids”

5 Ideas for a Spring-themed DIY Scrapbook Project

As amazing as it is that you can now take out your mobile phone at a moment’s notice and capture slices of life as they happen, there’s still something to be said for having a physical copy of precious moments in-hand instead of allowing them to get be forgotten in your hard drive or an online album. If you have hundreds of photos on your phone or computer, printing out and preserving the best ones is an excellent way to make these captured memories more tangible.

With this in mind, Tree Classics gives you 5 easy scrapbook ideas for a beautiful spring-themed project. Continue reading “5 Ideas for a Spring-themed DIY Scrapbook Project”