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If you’re in need of a some holiday cheer, but don’t have the space for a full grown tree, why not get yourself with a mini tree?! Although the original containers they come in are not the cutest (see below), it’s nothing a little DIY can’t fix.
Before beginning, clean the outside of the container.
Cut your paper into the shape of a rhombus. To determine the right size, place the mini tree in the middle and fold up the sides. You may need to trim the paper a few times before getting the right fit.
With a sponge brush, apply mod podge to your paper and press onto the container. The paper will have folds and overlap, so play around with it! To keep the bottom of your paper from wrinkling when you water, slip a cork mat between the container and paper after you’ve glued your second side.
So that’s it! This project only takes about 10 minutes to do, but makes a big difference— and an excellent hostess gift!
Time: 3 hours
Materials: cardboard, scissors, tape, hole punch, crepe paper in red & white, yarn, dots or glue stick
Instead of my standard Friday inspiration post, I thought I’d share this diy stocking advent calendar I made for Henry Happened! Although the project was a bit of an undertaking, I couldn’t be happier with the results! (See full tutorial here)
I just cannot wait for the holidays this year! I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but there’s something comforting about slowly getting our apartment ready for the upcoming holidays. After rounding up some must-try votive diys, I decided to make some of my own!
Start by applying your adhesive (comes with the kit) to your votive. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
Once the adhesive changes from a milky color to clear, you’re ready to apply your gold foil.
With a fine bristle brush, gently dust off the excess gold foil.
Apply sealer over foil and let dry.
While your votives are drying, shape wire into circle. Measure enough to make a mini wreath frame that you can slip over your candle. Secure the rosemary to the frame by twisting wire pieces until tight. Once finished and votives are dry, light a candle and enjoy!
This might just be my favorite project so far. It was so simple to do, and the results are just beautiful! How will you be decorating this year? Any plans to DIY votives of your own?