Crafts, DIYs, Home Decor

Use Cardboard Boxes To Create Stunning Christmas Decor

Lately, I have been OBSESSED with creating beautiful Christmas decor using cardboard. The possibilities are literally endless when it comes to the amount of creations we can make using trashed cardboard.

We likely have stacks of empty boxes waiting to be flatten and recycled. I know we do, all…the…time! The amount of deliveries we get on a weekly basis is insane! So why not use them to create beautiful Home Decor.

I’ll be bold enough to state that cardboard is probably one of the best items to use for crafting and creating. And here’s why:

1. It’s FREE! I mean, need I say more?! We are recycling, reusing and reducing waste, all while saving money.

2. It’s easily accessible. We can a find boxes, literally, anywhere; our homes, stores, businesses, etc.

3. Easy to work with. It cuts and bends very easily. I actually found a knife blade that is AMAZING to use for cardboard cutting. You can find it here.

4. It’s actually fairly durable. Although, made from paper material, cardboard is fairly durable. It holds well when painted and adheres very good. I’ve painted them, hot glued, spray adhered them, among other things and they have held very well.

If you haven’t created and crafted with cardboard, it’s definitely worth a try!

This Christmas season I got super inspired and created multiple festive and beautiful designs, and now have two full videos available on my YouTube Channel dedicated to Christmas decorations using ONLY cardboard. PLUS! There’s a new one coming this weekend! So make sure you’re subscribed to my channel! I’m so excited about continuing to use cardboard to bring you inspiration season after season.

Im going to link both videos here 👇 for you to watch. After you’re done watching them, let me know which one is your favorite?!

Hope you enjoy watching! Have fun creating!

Lianep

Crafts, DIYs, Home Decor

Fun Rustic Christmas Crafts To Make This Holiday Season

You know I’m all about fun, easy crafts for Christmas, especially if they are dirt cheap! I recently created five super easy Christmas crafts using Dollar Tree wood stems.

These wood stems come in bundles and wrapped in a mesh bag. It comes with thin ones, thick ones, short and taller ones. They are so perfect for crafting in every season, especially in Christmas. Next time you’re at Dollar Tree, make sure you get a few bundles!

I posted the step by step tutorial on my channel on how to make these adorable rustic Christmas crafts, and so many loved them! They are so easy to make, and they are perfect to make with the kiddos too! Of course, with supervision and being very careful with the hot glue. But seriously, how fun!

You can watch the step-by-step tutorial here 👇

After you watch, let me know which one is your favorite?!

Have fun creating, Lianep

Crafts, DIYs, Home Decor

How To Use DOLLAR TREE Rings

Talk about a totally high-end looking item at Dollar Tree! On a recent trip to Dollar Tree I came across these beautiful brass rings. They come three in a pack, in three sizes. The color is already stunning, but, of course, you can spray paint if you’d like.

They are made from a great, durable metal material, but easy to cut using wire cutters. I snatched 2 sets and brought them home.

On a recent video I posted on my YouTube channel, I used these brass rings to make absolutely stunning Christmas decorations.

I made a super glam, high-end looking Christmas wreath with bulbs and greenery.

I also created an adorable snowman by using a small and a medium ring. I also created a unique wreath using drop cloth, that would look fantastic in a front door. And I also made a, lighted wreath by adding a battery operated lighted star to it.

You have to watch and let me know what you think! You can watch the step-by-step tutorial here 👇👇

Which one was your favorite?!

Talk soon … Lianep

Crafts, DIYs, Home Decor

BRILLIANT Ways To Use DOLLAR TREE Iron-On Vinyl

Ok, so hear me out…….$1.25 roll of bright, glittered, iron-on heat vinyl transfer, heat pressed on Drop Cloth, flannel, ceramic and glass.

Wait…..you don’t believe me?! Think again.

That’s exactly what I did on a recent video. On a recent trip to Dollar Tree I found the most beautiful, vibrant, glittered, heat transfer iron-on vinyl. I had never used it before, so I was intrigued. I purchased red, gold and silver ones and took them home to create the most beautiful and unique Christmas decor.

The first three crafts, were a home run; well, at lease in my opinion 😂. The fourth one, however, was a hot mess. I did leave it in the video so that you learn from my mistakes.

I created a beautiful banner style piece that was just darling! I used flannel fabric and the golden heat transfer iron-on vinyl. I also made the most adorable Christmas napkins using drop cloth and a combination of all three iron-on vinyl. I even took a plate from Dollar Tree and ironed on a golden tree to it! It was perfection. I couldn’t believe it actually worked! And finally, I tried my best to apply the red heat transfer iron-on vinyl on three small vases, but that was a total fail. You’ll have to let me know what you think.

Watch here 👇👇 the step-by-step tutorial, and tell me which is your favorite!

Have fun creating and have a blessed day!

Lianep

Crafts, DIYs, Home Decor

How To Customize Dollar Store Ornaments

Christmas crafting is in full swing in my studio, and I’m loving it!

I know what you’re thinking; Halloween is not even here yet! What am I doing, right?! I get it! Let me explain.

You see, I Love everything about Christmas. It’s my favorite season and my favorite time of the year to craft. Store isles are filled with Christmas decorations and my viewers are ready to begin Christmas crafting. So why not?! I’m neck deep in Christmas tinsel, lights and ornaments, and I’m in for it.

I’ve already posted several Christmas videos on my YouTube channel. One video, in particular, is all about Christmas ORNAMENTS! I absolutely love hand-making ornaments for Christmas; especially ones I can make on a budget. And that’s exactly what I did.

I took Dollar Tree ornaments and gave them a new, custom look. To some, I added decorative vinyl or painted, and to others, I completely revamped them. In the end, I believe, they all turned out amazing!

I also used a few wood ornaments I got on Amazon, which you can find on my Amazon Store.

You can watch the step-by-step tutorial here 👇👇

I’d love to know which one is your favorite!?

Have fun creating, Lianep

DIYs, Home Decor

Handmade CHRISTMAS Ornaments: PART 3

I do not get tired of creating adorable, festive Christmas ornaments. I’ve made tens of ornaments this season already and today I bring you 15 more designs for you to try!

The beauty of hand-making your own Christmas ornaments is that they can be whatever you want them to be. You can also get inspiration from tons of places. And they can be any size. Some of my favorite ornaments to make this year are the oversized ones. They are perfect for larger trees.

Check out how i made these 15 unique, Christmas ornaments here 👇👇

Don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite?!

Talk soon…. Lianep

Home Decor

Super Festive Handmade CHRISTMAS Decor

Christmas crafting is very common during the weeks leading to Christmas Day. Especially when it comes to making handmade Christmas decor. Many love it and do it Evey year, and others want to but fear it won’t be “good” enough to look Christmassy or festive enough.

I have for you some quick tips on how you can make your own Christmas Decorations on a budget and still look professional and very festive.

1. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Start with visiting dollar stores, or dollar spots at Target. Find festive decorations that you like and go with the theme of your decorations.

2. Find some decorative accents that you can add to these decorations to take them to the next level. Greenery picks, ribbon, berry picks, etc.

3. Now start adding these decorative accents to the Dollar items you found to make them more festive.

4. Don’t be afraid to use the decorations found at the dollar store as accents themselves. If you have a scrap wood board, or even foamcore, you can make a cute Christmas sign.

On the following video I give you four examples on how you can take inexpensive Christmas decor and turn them into custom, one of a kind, festive decor you’d be proud to display for all to see.

You can watch here 👇👇👇

Don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite?!

Talk soon…Lianep

Home Decor

CHRISTMAS Handmade Decor To Flip About

If you’ve been following me here on my blog or on my YouTube Channel you know that I LOVE a good thrift store flip. But when it’s a Christmas theme one….it’s my absolute favorite!

Through the years of thrifting and flipping I’ve learned quite a bit about what to do, what not to do, and I want to share some tips on what to keep in mind when flipping thrift store finds.

  1. First, don’t be afraid to go large. If you see a piece at the thrift store that is large and has great bones, get it! You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to give a large, old piece a new, fresh look.
  2. Keep it simple. Don’t over think how you can flip an item. Sometimes all it takes is a can of paint, a couple of scrap wood boards and some decorative items, to give a wow factor to an old piece.
  3. Don’t over do it and know when to stop. This goes for any handmade decor. I am a huge fan of simplicity and have learned to know when to stop adding decorative items to get the perfect look.
  4. When in doubt, paint it white. I love white. I could paint everything white and be totally fine with it. 😂 Ok…maybe not everything, but seriously, when in doubt paint it white and go from there. It will instantly feel fresh, new and like a white canvas… literally.

Ok, so these are some things to keep in mind and now you can watch some of my recent flips and get tons of inspiration.

The thrift store flips you’ll see on this video are some of my favorite…and safely to say some of my best flips. They are large, durable and quality-made.

Watch here 👇👇👇

Dont forget to let me know which one is your favorite!

Talk soon…Lianep

Home Decor

Handmade Christmas Ornaments: Part 2

I recently shared 10, really beautiful, handmade CHRISTMAS Ornament ideas. The feedback was so great, I made it into a three-part series! Today I have for you part TWO, with 10 more stunning ideas!

Let me ask you…..are you a traditional Christmas color person, or are you more into the neutrals, blues, or even other non-traditional colors? I, myself, am a mix of neutrals with reds and tons of white.

These 10 Handmade CHRISTMAS Ornaments are perfect for the more neutral to traditional styles. But even if you’re into the non-traditional colors, you’ll get tons of inspiration to customize them your way.

The wood rounds used on six of the ornaments can be found on my Amazon Store along with other Amazon favorites.

You can watch how I made them here 👇👇

Oh! And don’t forget to tell me which one is your favorite!

Talk soon, Lianep

Home Decor

DIY Christmas Decor Using Scrap Wood

Do you have all kinds of scrap wood laying around and have no clue what to do with it? Or maybe you like working with wood and just need a little inspiration? Well I have some really awesome ideas for you for this Christmas!

I absolutely love working with wood. In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to DIY. My scrap wood pile is huge and I love it! Lol. I can walk into my garage and stand in front of my wood pile, stare at it for a few minutes, and get inspired.

Christmas is the perfect time to use that scrap wood pile. You can make all kinds of decorations and gifts.

On today’s post you can watch how i used scrap wood to make some fantastic Christmas decor. I made a Christmas tree, a Christmas card display board, a centerpiece and a wood, gift box topiary. And as a bonus I show you how to make a small chair Christmas wreath.

I can’t wait for you to see! You can watch here 👇👇

Oh and as always, don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite!

Talk soon….Lianep