“The first step is to peel the paper off your crayons. You can either use an x-acto knife or soak the crayons in water for easy peeling. Next, fill a dixie cup with wax and microwave for 1 minute. Give it a stir and microwave again in 30 second intervals until wax is completely melted. Pour a thin layer of wax into the bottom of each votive and place the candle wick in the center. Let harden.” Full tutorial here
2. Sparkly Hanging Baubles
Whether you want to hang these on your tree or create a modern display above your Christmas table, these sparkly, delicate baubles are eye catching and gorgeous. The best thing about them is that they are so simple to make, and only require string, a balloon, glue and glitter or fairy dust. You will be so impressed with the results that you will probably want to make a ton of them for decorating your entire house this Christmas.
3. Waterless Snow Globes
Snow globes are a fun Christmas tradition, but a cute twist on this is to make waterless snow globes. They are really easy to make yourself and will give you a stunning display that your entire family will love. Each member can create their own special snow globe. All you will need are empty glass jars, artificial snow flakes from a hobby store, glitter glue and little toys to create your scene with.
4. Christmas Tree of Books
Ok, this is a quirky one, but actually looks amazing once it’s completed. If you have a ton of books, this task can be completed easily with no crafting or creating necessary. You don’t need any supplies or ingredients, all you need are books. With some careful construction, imagination, and Voila! You will have the most unique Christmas tree ever!
5. Gum Drop Ornament
We all know about the string popcorn and cranberry Christmas decoration, but have you heard about the gum drop one? Probably not, but these edible ornaments are just as pretty. Not only are gum drops cheap, but they are colorful and make for interesting Christmas pomander ornaments that you can adorn your candlesticks, chandelier, or tree with if the branches are strong enough.
6. Pretty Glitter Luminaries
Luminaries really get you into the Christmas spirit don’t they? Their colorful, warm ambiance is ideal for lining the walkway to your front door or decorating your balcony, and for Christmas you can create your very own in less than 5 minutes. All you need are some empty glass jars which you can save from your pickles or coffee, or even baby food.