With the holidays approaching, many of us have started the process of unpacking our decorations, and as we unpack each one we’re reminded of the many memories and significance that each of them has.
This year we want to share three decoration ideas that you can do with your family to make your home more festive and create more heartfelt memories. Our designs are inspired by our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® American counterparts who’ve created these designs over the past few years. So grab your cardboard boxes and heat up a hot glue gun – let’s get crafting!
Hanging window Garland
This is possibly the simplest holiday DIY, and can really spruce up your space. The best part is that they really help to fill any dead space in your home.
1 small cardboard box
White craft paint
Step 1: Begin by tracing out any holiday shapes you like onto a cardboard box.
Step 2: Paint your holiday shapes on both sides. We found white paint to give the room a snow-covered look.
Step 3: Poke a small hole at the top of your shape using your scissors. Loop the elastic string through, and secure above a window or on the ceiling to create your hanging garland.
Instead of buying name tags on your gifts this year, get creative and assemble your own unique ones! This very simple and achievable craft will make your friends and family feel special this holiday season.
- 1 medium box (depending on how many tags you plan to make)
- Box cutter or Scissors
- Hole puncher
For the shapes of the tags, we recommend looking up Christmas patterns and printing them out to trace on. We chose three for this craft.
Step 1: Trace each of them carefully on the box and carefully cut them out.
Step 2: After cutting them out, punch a hole in the top of each tag.
Step 3: Next, paint each of them and add a ribbon to the top.
Step 4: Last, use the back to write the recipient’s name or even a cheery note.
Modern tree display
If you’re not crafty and want to have a Christmas tree that won’t give you a mess or take up too much space; this craft is for you.
1 medium box
Box cutter or scissors
Step 1: Draw various-sized triangles on your box to resemble trees. Use your box cutter or scissors to cut them out.
Step 2: Poke holes through the cardboard, but be sure they aren’t too large.
Step 3: Poke the ends of your Christmas lights through the holes and display in your home! You can include other elements to set a scene or place it with some greenery in front of a fireplace, get creative!