I set myself a goal to do a 12 DIYs for the Holidays video series! So here it is, my crafty folks, the first two installments of Mr. Kate’s 12 DIYs of ChrismaHanukkahKwanzaaSolstice! – obviously, I don’t discriminate.
I like to pick a theme for my holiday decor and this year, I picked neon green! I’m having a neon holiday but these ideas are totally interpretable with other, more traditional color palettes. I hope you get inspired and have some fun and make some stuff! I’ll post more video tutorials as I crank them out.
Holiday DIY #1: Burlap, Neon Pine Cone Wreath
What You Need:
- Wire – strong but flexible – I got mine from the crafts store. or you could use a pre-made wreath form.
- Strip of burlap roughly 6 inches wide and 3 yards long
- Pine cones (around 3 to 5)
- White spray paint primer
- Neon color of your choice
- Hot glue
- Create a wreath shape with your wire. Wrap the wire around itself to create a hoop.
- Add a second piece of wire that ‘s’ curves back and forth around your wreath – secure each ‘s’ loop by wrapping the wire once around the base wire before moving on to the next curve. You’re creating a wider surface area to glue your burlap.
- Using your hot glue gun, glue your burlap in a rippling way to your wreath skeleton. Trim the stray threads.
- Prep your pine cones with white primer, wait for it to dry then spray with the color of your choice.
- Glue your ribbon to your wreath.
- Glue your pine cones to your wreath.
- Done! You can hang your wreath by using one of the ‘s’ loops around a nail or lay it flat on a table as a center-piece wreath!
Holiday DIY #2: Neon Hardware Ornaments
What You Need:
- Various sized metal washers from the hardware store (I found some cool star tooth washers that look like little suns!)
- Spray paint primer
- Spray paint color of your choice
- Twine or ribbon
- Paint your washers with primers. Let dry.
- Paint your washers with 1 or two coats of your colored spray paint. Let dry.
- Cut a length between 6 to 12 inches of twine and tie in a loop.
- Push one end of the loop through the hole of the washer and then through the other side of the twine loop to secure around the washer.
- Hang on your tree!