DIY Crafts I Want to Make for Next Year’s Christmas
December 17, 2022
As I write this, I don’t think I have as much free time to work on my sewing, crafting, and general DIY list. I used crafting and sewing as a way to relieve stress. Yet, right now I’m not able to work on everything I planned on! Since I don’t have the time to work on anything, I decided to buy the supplies for everything I wanted to make and make them over the course of the next year for Christmas.
Even though I like to write about what I make on a different blog, I am currently taking a break from it. When I return from my break in January, Christmas will be over. This makes writing a post about all my planned crafting and DIY projects I want to make for Christmas very odd! Instead, I decided to write the post here on this blog as part of Blogmas 2022!
Dior Star Charm Inspired Wood Ornaments
For many years, I wanted to decorate a Christmas tree with decorations inspired by the song Santa Baby. In the song, a woman that has a Christmas wish list tells Santa Claus what she wants him to give her. Everything she lists is affluent and materialistic. For many years, I thought about how I would decorate a tree inspired by the Christmas list in the song. One of the decorations I want to make for the tree is star ornaments inspired by the gold star charms every item purchased at Dior comes with. They won’t be exact replicas, but I don’t care. A wood ornament painted gold would make me happy. I already have the wood DIY ornaments and potential paint choices for the ornaments. I still want to hunt for a different type of gold paint, (This type of paint is my favorite type of metallic gold paint) but I think I will need to wait until after Christmas time to find it.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Tag Inspired Wood Ornaments
Still in the same vein as the Dior inspired ornaments, I want to make tag ornaments inspired by Louis Vuitton. I want to make them for the same Santa Baby tree as well. I already have the wood ornaments, the perfect paint colors for the monogram, and a plan for painting the ornaments. The only issue is these ornaments will take more time to make and paint than the Dior ornaments. Unlike the gold stars, I plan on staining the wood ornaments a dark color, tracing the monogram pattern onto the ornaments, painting the monogram, then sealing the wood. It will take some time to do, so I’m very glad I decided to wait until next year to work on them!
Shabby Chic/Pink Christmas Stockings and Matching Tree Skirt
Another idea I have for a themed Christmas tree is a shabby chic or pink Christmas tree. I’m not sure exactly how I want it to look, but ideally I would like it to be decorated with light pinks, golds, silvers, rose golds, and possibly lavenders and light blues. I would like to use a green tree as well. (I like the contrast of the lighter colors on a dark green tree) Even though I’m in the planning stages of it, I want to make the tree skirt and matching stockings. I already purchased pink and light gold fabric, but after I got them home I didn’t like the pink as much as I did in store. I’m still debating if I should search for fabric in a shade of lighter pink or if I can work with the fabric I already own and make it still look light, pink, and lovely.
Pink Themed Wood Nutcracker
Also in the shabby chic/pink themed Christmas tree and stockings is a pink themed wood nutcracker. I have a nutcracker, the paint, and everything I need to decorate it (I think) but as of right now I’m not sure. I like the nutcracker, and I want a pink themed one, but the more I worked prepping it for paint, the more I wanted to paint it traditional colors. I am considering finding at least two new nutcrackers to paint. One will be a partner with the traditional colored one, the other one (or two) will be pink.
I purchased two DIY signs at Michael’s craft store earlier this season to paint and decorate. So far they have just sat in the bag I brought them home in. I want to get them painted and start using them. I am also considering buying another sign to paint, but this time it will hang outside my front door. My front door faces the sun on all times of the day, so I will need to do special things to this sign, such as put a waterproof sealant on it, to make it durable enough to withstand the elements.
Hand (or Machine) Sewn Christmas Tree Ornaments
I wanted to make hand or machine sewn Christmas tree ornaments for years. Yet, I never got around to it. After seeing Christmas decorating trends that are inspired by cabins in the woods, I felt the urge to finally sit down and make them. Since I’ve been thinking of the idea for many years, I don’t remember what shapes I originally wanted them to be in. I have some ideas now, but I don’t think I have the fabric on hand to make them.
Gingerbread Shaped Throw Pillows
The final Christmas decoration I want to make is a gingerbread shaped throw pillows. I didn’t see them anywhere in particular, but whenever I saw them I thought they were cute. Even though they are sometimes available for purchase, I usually don’t like the fabric they are made out of. I want to make my throw pillows out of washable cotton fabric, probably brown flannel, and other pretty, soft, and machine washable things.