Merry Christmas in July everyone! I know, I know… for some of you this is crazy!!! But for me, this is just what the doctor ordered to get my creative juices flowing again.
You know how people go through emotional roller coasters? I get that with my creativity…sometimes I am killing it! And other times it’s just meh.
Plus, I know that right now most people are thinking about back to school shopping which is what I have been doing myself. As a matter of fact, just today, I finished my youngest’s school shopping. We got her list later than the other two.
I am glad to say we are good and ready to go for August 5th… OMG! I can’t believe we only have one more week left of summer vacation. 😱
Time flies way too fast for me! Make it slow down!
My littlest is going to be in school and I won’t know what to do with all my extra time?!
Okay, I do know. Cleaning, cooking and doing ALL.THE.CRAFTS! But first mama needs a spa day.
Actually, my hubby got me this sweet package that I hope to redeem the first week of school where I am “home alone” – any special recommendations on what else I should do?! I feel that I should pamper myself that first week. Kinda like a “right of passage” sort of thing…. 😜
I deserve it, right?!?!?
LOL! Okay, but seriously though, you all know I LOVE Christmas time and decorating with Dollar Tree for Christmas is my jam!
S0, okay…. let’s stay focused….
I was invited by some of the most talented ladies on Youtube to do a Christmas in July collaboration and I was super stoked because not only do I love these girls, but I love Christmas and the fact that they wanted me to do it with them was amazing!
We each had to come up with at least one (I did two 😜) DIY Christmas decorations and share them with our viewers. Here is the playlist of everyone’s videos if you want to see them also… (lots of inspiration by the way).
Here is what you need for these DIY ornaments…
Supplies for Dollar Tree Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
- Dollar Tree Foam Board
- Dollar Tree Red Buffalo Check Ribbon
- Dollar Tree Jute String
- Copy Paper/Printer or Pictures
- Olfa Rotary Cutter
- Wooden Beads (I purchased these from Michael’s with my 40% coupon)
- Glue Stick
- Hot Glue
- Sanding Block (optional)
FYI… you can either start with the beads or the foam circles. I started with the beads so I will go in that order.
I had purchased these beads from Michael’s and I used my 40% off coupon (they cost me $6 and come with a TON of them). I purchased the one with 3 different size beads.
I began stringing them with jute string (one trick you can do is use a piece of clear tape at the end to make it easier to string through the beads.
I strung 28 of the smallest beads from the container to get the desired size.
I tied the end really tight with a double knot and I left enough string so I can use it to hang the ornaments on the tree.
Next, it was time for the circle insert and I used my OLFA rotary cutter which I LOVE in order to cut perfect circles into foam board.
There will be a hole in the center, but that will be covered up, but check out that circle!!!! 😍 Game changer for foam (and I also use it for felt, it works so good for that too!).
The diameter of the circles ended up being about 2.75″ inches.
Next up, you will need to print out Christmas words from your printer (however you can use kid’s names or even photographs).
I plan on adding these words in my subscriber library as well and will let you know once I do.
I used the same rotary cutter for those.
Next, all you need to adhere the paper onto the foam disk is a glue stick.
Place the paper on and use a sanding block to smooth out any edges on the perimeter if you prefer.
Then you will add some hot glue all around the edge.
And slide the beads over the disk. Make sure to keep the ends of the jute string to the top center so that your words won’t be crooked when you hang the ornament.
Finally, add a cute bow to the top of the ornament where the jute knot is located. This red buffalo check ribbon is from Dollar Tree. I usually only find this one during Valentine’s Day so I like to stock up on it then. But I am hoping that DT has some cute ones this year for Christmas!
Then all you do is tie the ends of the jute rope together and your ornament is done! Super simple!
Of course you are always welcome to change the color of the ribbon if red is not your thing… but either way they will come out super cute!
As for my second Christmas decor piece, it is a Dollar Tree DIY as well and I love how it came out too….
You can see how to make it in the tutorial below…
I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY and let me know if you are looking forward to more Christmas DIY’s this year. I am hoping to bring many more!
Also, make sure to pin for your friends to see!
I will see you all soon!