Originally I had planned on making an unconventional Christmas tree DIY using tulle and lights, but it really, really didn’t pan out. In fact, now that I actually write out “tulle Christmas tree”, I probably should have known..
On a brighter note, I’ve been hoarding this DIY wheeled create idea in the back of my mind for some time now, and I decided it would be a perfect double-duty solution for the holidays for traveling presents and organizing them once they’re opened. Clever, no? Okay, so maybe Santa thought of it first, but it’s still debatable.
- Wooden crate ($7 at Home Depot)
- 4 x Caster wheels
- Screws for the casters
- Spray paint (optional)
All you have to do to make this wheeled crate is spray paint the crate (unless you like the au naturale look), and then screw the wheels onto the bottom. It’s really simple, but packs a big punch!
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I’m not into taxidermy, but I’m really into paper mache animal heads (like these). Can someone make sense out of that one? Yeah, me neither. Despite the irony, I really couldn’t bring myself to pay the hefty price tags for these babies, and I’d make one from scratch, but I’m not a sculpture artist either. Alas, I bought a paper mache animal and sawed it’s head off. All of the awesome, with half the work and half the cost!
- Paper mache animal (Lots of options here, mine is from Michael’s)
- Spray paint
- Saw (or heavy duty scissors)
- Two long nails
Technically you could use any plastic animal for this project, but I think the paper mache looks much better in the end. Either way, first thing is to saw the head off. As long as you saw/cut straight down, the finished product should lay flush against the wall. If it doesn’t, you can use scissors to trim up troubled edges. Spray paint it the color of your choice and let it dry.
This version calls for two long, industrial nails two inches apart (according to the size of your animal), and hammered in at a downward angle. Then the animal just slips over the nails and sits up straight.
I hope you’re getting your holiday crafting boots ready, my friends, because I’ve got lots of cute DIY’s planned for you. I thought I’d let you in on my recent best-kept-crafting-secret discovery that I like to call Consumer Crafts, reason being, it’s insanely inexpensive! Seriously, you could decorate your whole neighborhood. These are my favorite items for your home this holiday season–
1- Acrylic pom poms 100, $1.17 // 2- Martha Stewart twine 36 yds, $4.67 // 3- Grapevine heart garland 5ft, $3.97 //4- 18 in. pinewood tree, $3.97 // 5- 5lbs. of pine cones, $4.97 // 6- 12in. Paper mache letters, $2.27 // 7- Gold curling ribbon 100 yds, $1.77 // 8- Cinnamon sticks 1lb, $5.97 // 9- 15ft. Mini ming pine garland, $1.97
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*This post was sponsored by Blueprint Social and Consumer Crafts, opinions listed are my own.