DIY Christmas, Three Birds Renovations, Mama Disrupt

DIY Christmas Hacks That Are Quick And Easy To Do

In Features, Motherhood, Stories by Nicole Fuge

By Three Birds Renovations

You don’t need to go over the top to bring the magic – a few DIY Christmas hacks are just what every busy/tired/overwhelmed mama needs.

We got you!

DIY Wreath

There’s something so welcoming about seeing a big, beautiful wreath (or several) hanging on a front door or on the walls. With a little DIY energy, you can whip up a wreath that suits your style in a matter of minutes.

You’ll need:

  • A wire wreath and tie wire – you can get both from a garden shop, hardware store or Kmart.
  • A faux garland from a home shop + a few pretty stems from garden plants, such as eucalyptus or magnolia.
  • Some pine cones or other decorative natural touches (faux berries would also look amazing).

Here’s how you do it:

1 // Wrap the garland around the wire wreath and attach it using tie wire.

2 // Keep going until you have good coverage, and then cut away any bits you don’t need.

3 // Tie in the individual stems until you get a look you like.

4 // Tie in a few pine cones or other decorative elements.

5 // Hang up and admire your creation!

Hot tip:

For a more authentic wreath, go all natural by using real greenery instead of the faux garland. It won’t last longer than the Christmas season, but that doesn’t matter. Pull off the greenery when the day is done, and save the wire wreath and ties for next year!

DIY Christmas, Three Birds Renovations, Mama Disrupt
DIY wrapping

Not only is this wrapping as cheap as chips (tick), but it’s also a great way to introduce neutral tones – or whatever colour theme you’re going for – under the tree.

You’ll need

  • Craft paper
  • Linen or raffia
  • Some hand-picked greenery or dried flowers from the garden

Here’s how you do it:

1 // Wrap your gifts in craft paper.

2 // Tear the linen or raffia into 50 mm strips to create a raw edge, and then tie the strips around the wrapped gifts.

3 // Tuck a sprig of greenery or a dried flower under the bow.

4 // Pile those pretty pressies under the tree!

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Images and text from Three Birds Renovations: Dream Home How-To by Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless and Lana Taylor, photography by Monique Easton. Murdoch Books RRP $39.99.