It’s that time of the year again and I have a new post for you. I am very aware that I missed one week, since my DIYs are usually 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, but I am going to either make one much bigger, or just post two in one week. Do let me know which you would prefer.
However, today I have two DIYs for you, and they are both Christmas-smelling home decor items, so just keep on reading to see what they are.
Fragrant Christmas Home Decor Candle
The first thing I made over this past weekend is this gorgeous candle jar. Here is what you’ll need:
- A glass with straight edges
- Cinnamon sticks
- A glue gun
- Some sort of ribbon (I used burlap ribbon- I wrote about it on my eBay order post here)
- Any other decorations you want (I ended up not using any more)
The first thing you’re going to do is cut the cinnamon sticks, so that they’re all the same size. They can either be as tall as your glass, or even a bit taller and make sure you use some really fine knife or a little saw, because the sticks can break easily.
Then take your glue gun and start applying glue to the cinnamon sticks and sticking them to the outer sides of the glass until the whole glass is covered with cinnamon.
Take your ribbon and tie it around the cinnamon sticks. You will want to secure the ribbon to the cinnamon sticks with some more glue, so that it doesn’t fall off. And that’s pretty much it! Once you start burning your candle, it warms up the cinnamon and your house will smell amazing!
Fragrant Christmas Home Decor Spices Jar
The next one is even more fragrant and even easier to do. Well, less time-consuming, for that matter. Here is what you’ll need:
- Some kind of a jar. I found the one on the photo for really cheap and it had a lid, which is great if you want to give this to someone as present, and not lose half of what’s inside while transporting it
- A glue gun
- Decorations (I used those tiny white pom poms and red glitter balls I used last year- new pom poms still haven’t arrived, which is annoying)
- Spices (I used left over cinnamon from the candle jar, star anis and some dried lemon slices)
This is a super fool prof one. I am not even going to do this step by step.
All you have to do is glue gun your decorations on the jar. I glued them around the rim and I did one red, one white all around it, so it looked very festive and Christmas-y.
Then I took all of the spices and filled the jar with them. How easy is that?
I think this is a gorgeous present to give to someone, firstly because it smells beautifully, and secondly because it looks really nice as home decor, especially during the Christmas season.
What do you think of my first Christmas DIY this year? Do you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see me do? Would you recreate these? Let me know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to use #KellysDiyXmas if you decide to recreate any of these, or if you share some of these posts (which is greatly appreciated 🙂
Here are my last year’s Xmas DIY projects:
Thank you for reading!
See you soon x