Here is an alternative to the traditional paper chain Christmas garland. Make little paper baubles using 5 strips of paper (or any uneven number). Staple the top together. Cut the middle one shorter, then the pair next to it slightly longer and leave the outside pair the longest. Staple the other end making sure the […]
I made a beautiful Christmas village with a few handmade cardboard and fabric houses, some instant snow, miniature trees and statues and some lights. I also hidden Alexa in one of the houses so our little town has music too.
I have been making a few cardboard houses for a little Christmas village. I always loved the miniature festive villages, but buying enough of them to make a display can cost a fortune. These houses are made with cardboard boxes, scrap fabric and some Christmas ribbon, buttons and ornaments. Cut the walls of the houses […]
Nothing special about this one either. Done with the help of my 5 year old with paints and acrylic pens on a wood plaque and finished off with glossy spray for water resistance.
Turn an old sheet into a Halloween ghost with the help of a ball. I have attached the ball to a cat scratching post and added a wite narrow pipe to make the arms. It’s not the best looking ghost out there, but it took me minutes to make and did not have to buy […]
Tie 3 bamboo sticks together, make a stone circle underneath and add a few logs or sticks in the middle. Get a cheap plastic cauldron and tie it to the bamboo sticks. This must be the cheapest and easiest Halloween decoration ever. You can always add a battery operated candle or some fairy lights under […]
Find a plaque of wood or a big piece of plywood. Get your acrylic paints and get creative. Plenty of ideas online if you can’t come up with something. Look for “Halloween castle silhouette”. These are easier to paint than detailed castles. Optional – When dried finish off with a coat of gloss spray for […]
Start with a walk in the nearby woods and gather a few sticks from some fallen branches. Then form a star with 3 or 4 of them and stick them together in the middle with some string or tape (not that green but masking tape is slightly better). Then run some yarn from one stick […]