The other 3 DIY Christmas crafts are:
This is a mixed bag of Christmas craftiness. These fun projects need basically little to no skill, a couple may be slightly more involved, but really, all are fairly simple. I hope you find some inspiration to create your own unique Christmas crafts. We’d love to see them, so pop over to the MeWe Simple Decorating Tips Group Share page and share YOUR pics!!
One of my favorite elements about these DIY Christmas craft projects I’m sharing with you, is that most incorporate vintage items! I’ve been having so much fun hunting and gathering vintage Christmas everything… In fact, I’m hoping to have a post next week just to highlight the treasures I’ve gathered and show you how I displayed them this year.
To kick off this 4 part assemblage of craft projects, I’m starting with a Christmas diorama that just sort of fell into place…
Vintage Clock Christmas Diorama
I bought some vintage bottle brush trees and celluloid deer from someone online. When they arrived, they were packed in old marshmallow bags.
Truth is, I almost missed the vintage charm of the marshmallow bags too! There were many trees and deer. Some were in just plain plastic baggies, and the 2 vintage marshmallow bags were turned inside out, (with the advertising writing facing in).
I was so focused on the wonderful bottle brush trees and celluloid deer I didn’t even notice the marshmallow bags, so tossed all the bags… almost… I realized last minute and saved one, still not noticing the other. Fortunately, my hubby actually somehow found the other vintage marshmallow bag in the trash and rescued it.
This vintage wall clock has been waiting to be fixed for years. I finally listed it for sale on Marketplace for $3, hoping someone, besides me, would take mercy on it, buy it and fix it. After 2 days of not a single bite on it, I suddenly had a vision for it. I realized instead of trying to fix it as a clock, it could be a charming housing for a winter diorama. Off Marketplace it came!
So I started combining…
I taped the marshmallow bag over the clock back, with a piece of white paper inside the bag.
What a fun backdrop for my evolving diorama.
To add a little fun Christmas-ness, and cover up the not so perfect edge, I glued in some tinsel garland I dug out of the Christmas wrap box.
Then the celluloid deer and a few old bottle brush trees, (yes some that came in the marshmallow bag!) Adding to the vintage trees, a new bottle brush tree I found at Walmart fit in well. The finishing touch was a little sprinkling of ‘snow’ for the floor.
The convex glass front of the vintage clock was set back in place with the chrome trim piece. A little dab of glue held it in place.
The final addition was to wrap a skinny red and white ribbon around the outside edge of the chrome trim piece.
Cute, simple, festive and easy DIY Christmas craft.
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Here you can check out all the Christmas decorating projects I’ve written about: