Leather Feather Christmas Ornaments (Leather Couch Chronicles #13)

DIY Christmas ornament ideas

What would a Christmas be around here without a Leather Couch Chronicles post? I can't believe all of the leather I have gotten out of that Goodwill leather couch. Just think it all started with the slouchy leather DIY storage bin, and we are already talking about Christmas ornaments. This is one of my favorite modern DIY Christmas ornament ideas, and it will only take you a few. Let's get started on this Christmas ornament tutorial.

supplies

leather
sharpie
leather punch
twine
scissors
white acrylic paint
small paint brush
painter's tape or patterning tape

instructions
Christmas ornament tutorial

With your Sharpie (link is to another fave Sharpie project), draw an oval feather shape on the backside of your leather.

Christmas ornament DIY

Cut out the oval shape making slits on the side.

leather feather Christmas ornament

Punch a hole on the top of the feather that is big enough for the twine to fit through.

DIY leather feather Christmas ornament

Tape across the feather at an angle. Paint one half white. Allow to dry for at least two hours. Thread the twine through the hole and tie the ends together.

I made a lil' video tutorial for you! For more videos, please check out my YouTube channel.

homemade Christmas ornament

What kind of homemade ornaments have you made? I need some new ideas!

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Posted on December 20, 2014 and filed under House, Party.

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No Sew DIY Christmas Placemats

DIY Christmas placemats

These DIY Christmas placemats match perfectly with my DIY Christmas tree garland. Yep, I will have your house outfitted for the holidays in no-time ... which is totally my goal. And may I suggest a Donut Decorating Christmas Brunch. I threw one last year on the blog for celebrity Lauren Conrad, and it was so much fun!

DIY holiday placemats

I have two different designs for you: the Christmas trees above and the "Happy Holidays" you see right here. These DIY Christmas placemats will seriously take you no time. It's something you can do the day before your guests arrive. Holla!

DIY no-sew placemats
no-sew placemats
how to make no-sew placemats
DIY placemats
supplies
instructions
placemats tutorial

Measure how big you want your fabric to be + add two inches to the width + height. Cut to size. Note: I wanted my placemats to be slightly bigger than my chargers, but this is personal preference. Fold each side in one inch and iron. Pucker out each corner and cut at a 45 degree angle, so that your corners will look like the second photo below.

how to make placemats without sewing

Fold each side in another one inch and iron. Place the bonding tape under this second fold and iron with a hot iron to fuse together. For the corners see below. 

making placemats

For the corners follow this no-sew placemats tutorial.

placemat DIY

Flip your placemat over.

placemats DIY

Print, trace, + cut the Christmas trees template and/or Happy Holidays template onto the iron-on vinyl using your Cricut or scissors. Iron-on your designs according to the package instructions on the iron-on vinyl.

Christmas table DIY
DIY Christmas table
DIY Christmas ideas

What do you think of these no-sew DIY Christmas placemats? Please ask away if you have any questions!

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Posted on December 16, 2014 and filed under House, Party.

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DIY Christmas tree garland + A Charlie Brown tree

DIY Christmas tree garland

This DIY Christmas tree garland is perfect if you are going for the Scandanavian look this Christmas, which I am totally obsessed with. I have the garland hanging in my house in a little corner with a "Charlie Brown Christmas tree." When we were growing up, my dad always got the most sorry looking tree on the lot because he "felt bad for it." We joked that he came home with Charlie Brown Christmas trees. I hated it when I was younger, but as I get older I see how sweet it is. So this year, along with a big tree, we got a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree. And believe it or not, I think the little one is my favorite, especially with this DIY Christmas tree garland.

DIY Christmas garland

So here is how to make one of the easiest DIY Scandinavian Christmas decorations.

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how to make Christmas garland

Print out the Christmas tree template or upload the Cricut Christmas tree template into Cricut Design Space. Trace the Christmas trees onto your poster board or cut out the Christmas trees using your Cricut Explore. Using your glue gun, glue the Christmas trees onto the twine evenly spaced apart. And that's it!

DIY Scandinavian Christmas decorations

This DIY Christmas decor piece will only take you five minutes!

DIY Christmas decorations
DIY Christmas decor

This is a great last minute DIY Christmas idea! What do you think?!

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Posted on December 15, 2014 and filed under Party.

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