Category: DIY Primitive Decor

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wall Hanging

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This beautiful star looks lovely displayed on your front door as an alternative Christmas wreath! Try adding different varieties of greenery and seasoned ribbons to match your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Stain
Foam brush
Jute
Artificial greenery
Pip berries
Bells
Dish towel
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by staining your wooden paddles. Use a foam brush to thoroughly cover 5 paddles and let them dry completely.
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2. Next, assemble your star using hot glue.
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3. Trim two pieces of greenery and a length of berries. Secure them together by wrapping jute around the top inch of your stems.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the greenery bunch to your star.
5. String jute through the top of your bells and tie them to the star, just above the greenery.
6. Use scissors to cut a length of dishtowel that is 1/2 -inch wide. Tie the ends to create a loop and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your star and use it to display your rustic star.
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Primitive Christmas Cone Angels Tutorial

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Spread some holiday cheer to your shelves with these adorable Christmas angels! Have fun playing with different fabrics and cardboard textures to create a set that matches your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Fiberboard cones
Ticking fabric
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Cardboard
Paper wire
Rusty tin angel wings
Wooden beads
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your cardboard cone with fabric. I’ve used a dish towel and burlap for my Christmas angels, so you really can use whatever you’d like! Typically, the thinner the fabric, the better it lays on your cone. Use hot glue to hold the fabric in place and trim away any excess fabric. Christmas_Cone_Angels_Tutorial1
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2. Use hot glue to attach a wooden bead to the top of the cone.
3. Run a line of hot glue down the center of your angel wings and attach them to the back of the cone. Christmas_Cone_Angels_Tutorial6
4. Cut out different shapes of cardboard and glue them on around the body of the angel.
5. Next, add arms to your angel! Cut two 2-inch pieces of wired jute. Glue them on either side of the angel and bend them together until you’re happy with the look.Christmas_Cone_Angels_Tutorial7
6. The final step is adding the halo! Create a circle shape out of wired jute and leave a 1 1/2 -inch tail. Use glue to secure it to the back of your angel’s head. Christmas_Cone_Angels_Tutorial8
7. Display your Christmas angels and enjoy! Christmas_Cone_Angels_Tutorial9

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Cinnamon Stick Stable Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Celebrate the reason for the season. This rustic Christmas decor is a darling addition to your shelves or windowsills during the holiday season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
Jute
Raffia ribbon
Rusty tin stars

Things to do:
1. Arrange five cinnamon sticks in the shape of a stable. When you’re happy with the look, use hot glue to secure them in place.
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2. Cut a handful of raffia ribbon and tie a single piece around the center of the bunch.
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3. Use hot glue to secure your raffia ribbon at the top of your stable.
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4. Use hot glue to add a rusty tin star to the center of the ribbon
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5. Add a jute hanger to its top and enjoy all season long!

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Primitive Star Christmas Wreath Tutorial

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Tired of your traditional Christmas wreath? This rustic star will add the perfect shabby-chic touch to your home decor this holiday season!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paint sticks
Wood stain
Foam brush
Electric taper candle
Homespun bow
Greenery
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use a medium wood stain to stain five paint sticks. Use a foam brush to apply a thin coat and let it dry completely before moving on. Paint_Stir_Stick_Christmas_Wreath1
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2. Lay your paint sticks in a star shape and use hot glue to secure them in place.Paint_Stir_Stick_Christmas_Wreath3
3. Now you get to decorate your star! Wrap several branches of greenery around the candle. Secure it to the star by wiring your bow across the top. Paint_Stir_Stick_Christmas_Wreath4
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4. Display your wreath and enjoy!

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DIY Primitive Jingle Bell Ornament Tutorial

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Jingle all the way! The holidays are here and this festive ornament is sure to make spirits bright this season! Make a set for your Christmas tree and fill the room with the joyful sound of ringing bells.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Jingle bells
Greenery
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ribbon
Wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and slide it through the top of your jingle bell. Wrap the ends tightly together, creating a loop.
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2. Cut a 10-inch piece of ribbon and knot it around the bottom of your wire loop.
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3. Slide a piece of greenery in the knot.
4. Tie the tails of your ribbon into a bow.
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5-Minute Primitive Fabric Ball Christmas Ornaments

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Embrace a rustic Christmas decor theme with these quaint, fabric ornaments. Choose several different fabric patterns and make a set to adorn your tree this season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Scissors
Styrofoam balls
Jute

Things to do:
1. Trim a 12 x 12 inch fabric square.
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2. Lay your Styrofoam ball in the center of the square and pull the edges up tightly around it.
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3. Secure the fabric with a piece of jute. Knot it and tie it in a bow.
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4. Trim any excess fabric to give your ornament a neat, polished look.
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5. Slide a 6-inch piece of jute through the jute tie and knot it, creating a loop to hang your ornament from.
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Cinnamon Stick and Pip Berry Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

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This delicate pip-berry and cinnamon-stick tree decoration is the perfect addition to your primitive holiday decor. Change the bow color to make the look your own!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Dried cinnamon sticks
Pip berry garland
Ribbon
Rusty tin star
Scissors
Embroidery floss
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Place two sticks together at an angle and wrap with the embroidery floss. Hot glue this in place.
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2. Repeat with the other two corners.
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3. Wrap with the pip-berry garland.
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4. Wind the garland all the way to the bottom. Glue the rusty tin star to the top.
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5. Tie a bow with the ribbon and glue to the bottom of the tree.
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DIY Primitive Mason Lid Ornament


Decorate your tree with a primitive touch, using rusty tin cutouts and a mason jar lid. The resulting mason lid primitive ornament is quaint and adds a comforting touch to your holiday tree.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10 +

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar lid
Rusty tin angel cutouts
Hemp twine
Burlap fabric sheet
Green acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue

Things to do:
1. Remove the inner part of the mason jar lid.

2. Paint the lid green and allow it to dry.

3. Cut a circle of burlap that’s about 1/2 inch larger than the inner part of the mason jar lid.

4. Drape the burlap over the lid center and pop into place. You may use some hot glue to secure it.

5. Glue the rusty tin cutouts on top of the burlap.

6. Wrap the lid with the hemp twine and glue in place. Make a loop with the end of the twine, and hang from your holiday tree!

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DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp


Light up the night with this rustic Mason jar candle. In a few simple steps, you can transform an ordinary household item into something beautiful. Try your hand at DIY with this home decor craft for beginners.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Lid with hole
Wick
Lamp oil
Oil scent

Things to do:
1. Remove the lid from your mason jar.

2. Fill your mason jar with lamp oil. Use a funnel if necessary.

3. Add several drops of essential oil to add a nice scent.

4. Slide the wick through the hole in your decorative mason jar lid and screw it on tightly.

5. Display tour candle and enjoy!

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DIY Primitive Inspired Mason Jar Vase


A bit pretty, a bit primitive. This skeleton key/primitive mason jar is simple to make and will add a lot of sophistication to any decor.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint mason jar
Skeleton key
Jute twine
Natural jute ribbon
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Unroll the jute burlap ribbon and wrap around the mason jar, cutting it to fit.

2. Fold the ribbon in half width-wise and cut along the fold, making the piece narrower.

3. Use one of the pieces from Step 2 and wrap around the jar, hot-gluing in place. Next, pull some twine off the ball and glue one end to the burlap, about an inch from the top.

4. Continue wrapping the twine around the jar as shown. Cut the end and hot glue it in place.

5. This is what it looks like when you’re done wrapping the twine.

6. Cut two pieces of twine long enough to wrap around the jar mouth and tie into a bow. Slip the key onto the two pieces of twine.

7. Tie the twine with the key around the mouth of the jar.

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