DIY Holiday Jar

Happy Holi-DIYs! This easy DIY gift is a must-make for any gift exchange. Read on to see how to make your own festive jar just in time for Christmas.

DIY Holiday Jar

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small jar
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Small rocks
  • Fake snow
  • Decorative sand
  • Small toy animals
  • Small plastic trees

DIY Holiday Jar

WHAT TO DO:

  1. On the inside of a clean, small jar, use a hot glue gun to secure small rocks to the bottom.
  2. Glue tiny toy animals and small plastic trees on top of the rocks.DIY Holiday Jar
  3. Add decorative sand to cover the glass bottom of the jar.
  4. Spoon fake snow around the trees and animals.DIY Holiday Jar
  5. Secure the lid on top of the jar.
  6. Gift it!

Want more DIY Christmas gifts? Check out some of our faves here and here.

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DIY Wall Hanging

DIY your gifts this holiday, or make one for yourself– a woven wall hanging is a great way to get your hygge on! Read on to see how to weave your own wintry decor.

DIY Wall Hanging

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Large weaving loom
  • White yarn to wrap loom
  • Yarn to stitch with
  • Weaving needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 wooden dowels

WHAT TO DO

  1. In the loom, wrap yarn around the top and bottom pegs to make the base that you’ll be weaving through.
  2. At the very bottom of the loom, bring 4-5 pieces of yarn into a knot to create your bottom fringe. This will secure the bottom so that when you’re done with your creation, you can simply slide it off.
  3. The easiest way to get going is to simply “under and over” the yarn, making your base for incorporating fun things like poms!DIY Wall Hanging
  4. To create poms, wrap yarn in circles around your hand about 10 times.
  5. Next, cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the yarn bundle.
  6. Cut the two loops on the top and bottom of the now tied bundle.
  7. Fluff the strings out to make a pom!DIY Wall Hanging
  8. Use the under over method with thicker yarn and tug at it to make it puff out for a fun texture
  9. Once you’re all done, use a dowel or festive stick to weave through the top loops.
  10. Have fun! It’s all about being creative. Try an assortment of yarns and mix up the textures and use your favorite colors to make it your own.

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How To Hygge With Erin

Hygge (“hoo-gah”): the magic that comes from creating your happy place and living the cozy life. We were inspired by this Nordic concept during our holiday photoshoot in Iceland, and we’re still all about that cozy life back in the US! Watch our video with Aerie Stylist, Erin’s tips for getting your hygge on this season.

Start with cozy layers (duh!)

We LOVE the warm Bouclé Oversized Sweaters and soft Sleep Leggings for cozy hygge feels. Throw on our Pom-Tastic Slippers for ultimate cozy!

Add the essentials.

Fuzzy rugs and plush blankets are must-haves for a hygge-ready home. Mix and match soft plush fabrics with fleeces and faux furs for holiday chill.

Set the scene. 

Surround yourself with twinkle lights, handmade art and your fave happy quotes. Sip on a cup of hot cocoa and start living your best hygge life!

Hygge and kisses!

How do you hygge this holiday season? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

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DIY Advent Calendar

Sleigh away the December days with our easy DIY advent calendar! An updated twist on your fave childhood tradition, this customizable calendar is the cutest addition to your holiday decorations. Read on below to see how we made this countdown to Christmas!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pencil
  • Black permanent marker or black paint
  • Fine point permanent marker or fine point brush
  • Wooden sign
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Pine sprig
  • String

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Using your pencil, draw numbers on each line, forming the shape of a Christmas tree. Starting with #1 as the top of the tree and work your way down to #20-25 as the trunk.
  2. Go over the pencil numbers with your permanent marker or black paint, whichever you prefer.
  3. Tie pine sprigs together in a circle to form a wreath roughly the size of each number. Add a small bow or ribbon to make it festive!
  4. Once the paint or marker is dry, hammer a nail above each number. This will act as your “wreath” hanger.
  5. Start your countdown to Christmas!

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DIY Glitter Pumpkins

When in doubt, just add glitter! That’s exactly what we did to these cute lil pumpkins. Read on to see how we transformed our pumpkins from spooky to sparkly!

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pumpkins
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter adhesive spray
  • Glitter
  • Paper

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Wrap each pumpkin stem in painter’s tape.
  2. Set pumpkins on paper to avoid making a mess.
  3.  Paint pumpkins with desired paint color of your choice – we chose light pink!DIY Glitter Pumpkins
  4.  Spray entire pumpkins with glitter adhesive glue.
  5. While adhesive is still wet, pour glitter on pumpkins.
  6. Cover entire pumpkin and let dry.
  7. Show them off!

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

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DIY Glitter Candy Apples

Make your Halloween a little sweeter with this fun addition to your fave classic treat! These candy apples are glitterally everything.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Red Delicious apples
  • Candy apple kit
  • Edible glitter
  • Edible star glitter
  • Sugar
  • Cookie sheet

WHAT DO DO:

  1. Following the directions on your candy apple kit, mix the contents with water and sugar and bring them to a boil.
  2. Continue cooking over medium to high heat.
  3. While the candy cooks, firmly put a wooden candy apple stick in the apple so you can hold it by the stick.
  4. Also while the candy cooks, lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  5. Once the candy reaches 302° Fahrenheit, remove from heat.
  6. Dip each apple into the candy mixture and set it on the cookie sheet.
  7. Before the candy hardens, dust apples with glitter.
  8. Let your candy apples harden and enjoy!

*Do not refrigerate apples. Store in a cool, dry place.

What’s your favorite Halloween treat? Comment below & tell us!

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