We at the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights love Pinterest because of the ways that we can find how to decorate our homes for the holidays. For me personally, I love to find interesting crafts that will make my home look professionally decorated but not break my budget.
One of the easy crafts I made via our Pinterest page was a snowflake made from popsicle sticks. These reminded me of the lit up snowflakes along the banks of the Cane River during the Christmas festival in Natchitoches. Here are a few of the crafts from our page that I want to try for the holidays.
Card Tree: No mantle? No problem! This card tree is an easy way that you can show off all of your holiday cards without taking up your entire table. All you need is washi tape, string, tinsel or garland, star to top and clips to hold the cards.
Ornament Tabletop Tree: Looking for a decoration for the table that is not the norm? Try this decorative tree made with beads from Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is a tradition in Louisiana where festive parades throw beads and other items that are highly collected. The beads can be bought from a local craft store if you haven’t made the trip to Mardi Gras yet. All you need to make this tree is a Styrofoam cone, glass ornaments, Mardi Gras beads and hot glue.
Footprint Deer: If you have a child, this holiday craft will allow you to remember the holidays in a special way. All you need is canvas or white paper, paint in brown/gold, red, blue, black and a black marker. Just put your child’s bare foot into the paint and press them gently on the paper then let it dry. Once they are dry, you can add antlers, eyes, mouths, noses, and more that makes each print special to your child.
Mismatched Sock Snowmen: If you have a lot of socks lying around with no match, this may be the perfect way to use some of them. All you need is a few socks, a cup, rice, rubber bands, and cute decor. Fill the sock with the rice by placing the sock over the cup full of rice. Rubber band the end and use additional rubber bands to shape the snowman. Decorate the snowman to your liking with buttons, ribbon, yarn, and more. All of these crafts are easy and fun to do. For more craft ideas, check out our Pinterest page for more ideas.