How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

A tree skirt is great for hiding an unsightly tree stand, but more importantly, it serves as a lovely background for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents and acts as additional decor that complements the tree’s ornaments. Give your tree a gorgeous personal touch with these 5 DIY Christmas tree skirts.

1. No-Sew Burlap Tree Skirt

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Accented with simple white ribbon, this ruffled, no-sew burlap Christmas tree skirt is a perfect backdrop for colorful gifts underneath the tree. You can re-create this skirt by following Alison’s step-by-step guide as featured on the Journal Sentinel’s lifestyle section, Fresh. Continue reading “How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt”

Painting Pumpkins For Fall

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Halloween is almost here and our kids are loving all the fall festivities. One project that we’ve really enjoyed is painting pumpkins. It’s a great alternative to carving because they are just as fun to decorate, but the pumpkins don’t rot as quickly. With pumpkin carving, you need to wait until right before Halloween, so they can be kept as fresh as possible. Another fun idea is to use artificial pumpkins which can be used year after year! Continue reading “Painting Pumpkins For Fall”

Make Your Own DIY Wreath and Garland Out of Ornaments

This week, I’m making DIY Christmas wreaths and 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 wreaths and garlands. So gather your old Christmas bulbs or scour local garage sales and flea markets and make your own sparkly Christmas ornament wreaths and garlands!

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DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids

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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”

100 Pinterest Ideas for Upcycled Christmas Decorations

While the glitter of new ornaments and holiday decorations can add cheer to your home, there’s a certain charm that can be found in creating recycled Christmas decorations out of everyday items. Making ornaments through recycling can be a fun activity for the family, and can also help you transform your home’s clutter into decorative pieces with a personal touch.

In 2014, Tree Classics searched all over Pinterest to find 100 creative and unique ideas on recycling your old décor. This year, we present an updated list of recycling ideas from Pinterest so you can plan ahead, and even start decorating your home for Christmas in July using recycled objects you can find at home.

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Instead of throwing away old Christmas cards, use them to create a mini Christmas tree to put on tabletops and dressers. Just cut them into circles of different sizes and stack them on a cardboard base using a kebab skewer. Continue reading “100 Pinterest Ideas for Upcycled Christmas Decorations”