Fill a plastic container two-thirds of the way with water, cranberries, and greens. Then place a smaller container (filled with water for weight) inside the first. Pop the whole thing in the freezer and once frozen, run it under hot water until the plastic containers separate. Insert a votive and strike a match!
From Raised in Cotton.
Bell Jar Ornaments
Separate the stem and flute from the bottoms of plastic wine glasses, trimming down their stems with a Dremel or utility knife. Glue small figurines to pieces of chipboard, then glue the wine glass (flute-side down) onto the chipboard, over the figurines. Once everything dries, funnel in glitter to complete the winter scene.
From My So-Called Crafty Life.
Paper Christmas Tree Skirt
Cut six large concentric circles out of craft paper and layer them on top of each other, each layer slightly smaller than the one underneath. Next, cut a smaller circle—large enough for the trunk of the tree—out of the center of these circles. Glue each layer together around this opening and cut fringe around the edges for a charming and unique tree skirt!
From Poppy Haus.
Who said ornaments had to go in trees? String together leftover ornaments—or pick up some new ones—to make this beautiful holiday garland. Simply thread lightweight twine through the hook hole of each ornament and then cluster them tightly. In no time, you'll be decking the halls.
From How To Nest For Less.
Just when you thought Christmas lightscouldn't get any cuter. Clump together colored cellophane and a section of twinkle lights. Place inside a light, clear container (e.g., corsage box). Wrap colored cellophane around the outside of the container and squeeze pipe cleaners around each end to create the look of a candy wrapper. Repeat as many times as you can along the string!
From Oh Happy Day.
Pine Cone Garland
Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees
Start with a hoop, either plastic or made from a branch. Place a clump of greenery on the hoop and secure it by tightly wrapping wire around the stems. Layer a second bunch over the first, being careful to conceal the wire. Repeat all the way around the circle... and you've got yourself an evergreen wreath!
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