Christmas Mantel Crafts

By December 12, 2016 DIY Crafts, Holiday No Comments
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There’s no time like the holidays. They’re full of cheer and presents and wonderful smells and decorations. There’s no other time where we’re just in the mood to reflect and to feel thankful and to give to others. It’s just a fact.

We love crafting holiday décor for our homes. And it’s even that much fun during the Christmas season! And this year we’ve brought bright polka dots into the crafting project mix. Scroll down to see how we constructed three party supply inspired creations that are perfect for your holiday mantel, or anywhere else.

Merry Banner



What you’ll need:

Cupcake wrappers and treat boxes come together to form this bold and cheery banner.


Step 1:
Use a glitter glue pen to outline cardstock letters for that touch of shine and dazzle.


Step 2:
Accordion fold two cupcake wrappers then glue ends together to start the rosette construction. TIP: Place folds in each dip between wrapped scallops.


Step 3:

  • Trace a smaller circle in the center of larger cardstock circle. This circle line will act as a guide for wrapper placement so that your rosettes will be consistent in size.

  • Apply hot glue to outer circle ring. Place wrapper on top, distributing folds evenly and aligning inside wrapper edge with traced circle line.

  • Cut a paper straw into small sections and attach one section to the back of rosette for hanging.

  • Repeat rosette making process four more times.


Step 4:

  • Dismantle treat box and cut into five squares.

  • Mat box squares with white cardstock squares.

  • Add glittered letters using foam adhesive for dimension.

  • Attach squares to rosette centers.


Step 5:
Assemble six boxes. Wrap with ribbon and top with a bow.


Step 6:
Thread twine through boxes and rosettes. TIP: To prevent slippage once desired placement of rosettes is achieved, use a piece of tape to secure twine to rosette back.

Covered Numbers



What you’ll need:

Leftover polka dot invitations get a new use as wood number covers. Using an item for something other than its original purpose is always a fun and engaging challenge.


Step 1:
Paint number edges white. Trace numbers onto the backside of invitations. TIP: Make sure to reverse any numbers that have a definite direction.


Step 2:
Use decoupage medium to glue polka dot cut-outs to wood numbers. Allow to dry.


Step 3:
Remove any excess cut-out by “sanding” it off with an emery board.


Step 4:
Seal cut-out cover with a layer of decoupage medium. Allow to dry thoroughly.


Step 5:
Hot glue numbers together then use paper straws to construct a stand.


By using a straw that matches the invitation, the stand is almost invisible.

Crepe Paper Streamer Trees



What you’ll need:

  • Paper mache cone
  • Evergreen spray paint
  • Green crepe paper streamers
  • 1 ¾” circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil

These crepe paper streamer trees are definitely worth the DIY time investment since they will forever be green and never shed a needle.


Step 1:
Spray paint the cones.


Step 2:

  • Cut streamer into 3” lengths.

  • Layer lengths onto each other, then use a punch to create multiple circles at one time. TIP: If you do not have a punch, just hand cut them. Precision is not essential since the circles will be scrunched up.


Step 3:
Use scissor tips to poke holes in the cone.


Step 4:

  • Enfold two layers of crepe circles onto the end of a pencil.

  • Add a dab of hot glue to cone hole (not shown) then insert circles.


Step 5:
Repeat circle stuffing process. Then repeat some more. And repeat again until the entire cone is covered.


We can’t wait to see your DIY Christmas Crafts so be sure to show them off on our social media accounts. Share yours with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Merry Banner

Christmas Banner DIY

Covered Numbers


Crepe Paper Christmas Trees


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