It’s been almost a year since I started Forks on the Right (where has the time gone?), and I’m pretty happy with myself for not giving up on the whole blog thing. I’ve enjoyed it and I hope you have too. I’ve got some new plans in store for 2015 (more details to come later), but consider this a preview for what’s to come.
Today I’ve got a few Christmas DIY projects that will have you wanting to stay home for the holidays (or throw a party just to share the spirit with others).
1. Merry & Bright Wreath
· Christmas Greenery
What’s Christmas without a wreath to decorate your door? I opted for an already assembled twig wreath (but you could even make that from scratch if your little heart desires) and dressed it up with red & silver Christmas berries and frosted greenery . Then I took some scrap fabric and cut out triangles, painted “Merry & Bright” on them, and strung red yarn through the little flags. Absolutely loving the finished result and the entire project cost under $20! I purchased all the supplies at Michael’s (check online for coupons before you make your trip). Plus the paint and yarn came in handy for a few other Christmas projects on my list! Keep reading…
Up next: a festive Christmas quote to deck the walls! I’ve seen so many great Christmas printable on Pinterest, so I decided to create my own version. I had an extra canvas and already had paint from the wreath…all I needed was a Christmas quote. Choosing a quote was the hard part, so I had Zack help me narrow it down. We decided on one of our favorite “Elf” quotes, a holiday movie staple for us. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” The runner up: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out I’ll drink the red.”
First thing I did was write the quote in pencil (and shaped it like a Christmas tree). Then I painted the entire canvas red. Once it dried I used white to paint the words (you could see the penciled words through the red paint). Other ideas for this project: used chalkboard paint or even a block of wood instead of canvas. Tons of possibilities.
· Safety Pin
· Double Sided Tape
If you’re looking for the easiest DIY ever, then this one is for you. I just bought Zack and I Christmas stockings, and even though I intended on buying us different stockings, I just really loved the plaid so they ended up matching. Anyway, I saw these little “initial tags” that could be pinned on the stocking, and I thought it was a great idea to tell them apart. They were only $3.00, but they didn’t have the letter “C” (yes, they had “Z”), plus I knew I could make them for much cheaper. Challenge accepted. I went home, cut our initials out of cardboard from a shoe box, covered the cardboard with double sided tape, wrapped them in my leftover red yarn, and safety pinned them to the stockings. Mission accomplished.
· Christmas Tree
· Polyurethane Clear Gloss Spray
XO – Courtney