Thursday, December 4, 2014

DIY Holiday Decor

DIY #1 Garland Tree 

You will need: 
-Thin Garland $2
-Small Poster .50
-Glue gun, tape, & scissors 

Step 1: Fold your squared poster into a cone shape. 
Step 2: Once you have the cone shape you like tape it down 
so it stays in place and cut the excess off. 
Step 3: make sure its straight so it stands even. 
Step 4: Start gluing little by little and start wrapping the 
garland on (step 5) 
Step 6 & 7: Continue putting glue and wrapping around until you get 
to the top and voila your done! 

Make sure you glue the garland very close to each other 
so you don't have any gaps showing. 

 DIY #2 Garland Tree (No Glue) 

You will need: 
-Garland (target $3) 
-Poster Board .50 (used half of it) 
-Tape, Scissors, Glue(optional) 

Step 1: Make a cone just like in the first cone but this time 
leave a small opening on top. 
Step 2: Insert about 2 inches of the garland inside the hole. 
Step 3: Start wrapping the garland around not to loose but 
tight enough so it doesn't move around. 
Step 4 & 5: Continue to wrap around (make sure there are no 
gaps but this one doesn't have to be as close when you wrap 
it around because its a thicker garland) 
Step 6: You can add a dot of glue and paste it together (step7) 

DIY #3 Vase filled with ornaments 

You will need: 
-Any vase of your choice (mine are from the dollar tree $4) 
- Box of ornaments $1 
-Twine $1 

Step 1& 2: Start filling up your vase with different balls. 
Step 3: Wrap around some twine around the top part of 
the vase and simply tie a bow when you have wrapped 
it around as much as you want. Thats it! 

Easy, simple, and very affordable!! I purchased everything from 
the dollar tree except for the gold garland which i got at target 
on sale using cartwheel. If you recreate any of these holiday decor ideas 
please tag me on instagram and use the hashtag #shoelover88 

Remember you can be as creative as you want and use any 
color you would like! Hope you enjoyed this post! 


  1. aww loving these! too bad our house is still under renovation and we're just renting for now and no time to do all the decorations. but will definitely use this idea when we move back! sure is a great decoration idea!

  2. What a clever idea for the trees! I bought a similar one from targets $1 section but would like more I could def do this with my daughter.

  3. Such a festive craft - I love the end result. The trees look so fancy!


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