Hello amazing friends! Today I am sharing a fun holiday craft!
That’s right…I just packed up Halloween and now I am already onto Christmas! That’s because I’m joining along in the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by my friend, Krista from The Happy Housie. There are over 30 holiday craft projects on this tour, so just maybe it will be enough to put you in the holiday spirit too! Besides, if any of these ideas inspire you, you’ll need time to execute them, right?
My project started with this fabulous clock with the very trendy one off-centered-knob-on-the-top look:
It was $5 at the thrift store and half off of that. Clearance at the thrift store? The best!
Behind the clock was a secret hidden jewelry box. No burglar would ever think to look there!
All the innards came out though and I ended up accidentally doing this to it:
Whoopsie. Nothing a little wood glue and filler couldn’t fix…
This was now the perfect base for a sweet holiday shadow box!
I knew I wanted to put a photo of my boys in there and this is a favorite from a few Christmases ago.
If I had taken the time to climb up in the attic and dig around, I could have found super cute miniatures from my Christmas village to fill the box, but that didn’t sound so fun, so I visited Michaels instead and found a couple of things that would work. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by painting the box in two coats of my go-to white paint, Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) Then I sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
Here is what I used to pull the rest together:
1. Festive paper to line the inside (This came from Hobby Lobby.)
3. Medium sized Christmas Tree (Michaels)
4. Miniature battery-operated lights (On clearance for 99¢ in the fairy garden section at Michaels.)
5. Drill (That’s my favorite!) and small drill bit
7. Something cute to decorate the inside (Michaels)
8. Buffalo Snow Flurries (From Michaels…the hands-down BEST faux snow there is!)
9. Cute sign for the top (Michaels)
To line the inside, I cut the paper to fit and adhered it with double-sided tape.
Next I drilled a small hole in the back to feed the lights through:
Michels wanted $15 dollars for their miniature battery-operated lights, which was just crazy! Then I got super lucky and came across the fairy garden section and it was all 70% off, including…miniature battery-operated lights! I picked these up for only 99¢, which was actually 90% off! Lucky!
I pulled the lights through and wrapped them around my tree:
I had to remove the white stand that was on the bottom of the tree so it would fit, then I used the Gorilla Glue to secure it in place.
I added my babies’ photo next and secured the deer to the bottom with Gorilla Glue. A little faux snow finishes off the inside…
To secure the sign on top, I drilled two tiny holes in the front and ran floral wire through it so I could attach it to the new knob I added…
That very trendy one off-centered-knob-on-the-top came in handy after all.
You can barely notice the wire coming through the front:
A little embellishment on the corner of the sign and that was that!
And because the lights were fed through the back, I can easily access the battery pack to turn them on and off.
This would make a sweet gift for someone special.
You could fill it with just about anything you can imagine…
The possibilities are endless!
There are over 30 more fun Holiday DIY projects to see today!
Visit these awesome projects and get inspired at the links below!
How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio
French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins for Your Holiday Table at Satori Design for Living
DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Renovators
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living
Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms
String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
Vintage Christmas Bell Garland at Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate
If you liked this project, you might like what I did with this old outdoor light too!
See what it became HERE!
I’ll be back next time sharing how I updated this headboard bench:
UPDATE: See the sleek new look I gave this bench HERE now! 🙂
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