10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree

Who doesn’t look forward to dressing up the tree for Christmas? It’s one of the most important traditions of the holiday and really kicks off the festivities. Every year, we like to add new ornaments to our collection. To make this tradition extra special, it’s a lot of fun to make a few of our own, too, besides just purchasing some new ones.

Doing some DIY projects makes the holidays even more fun and ornaments are a great place to start. There are so many great ideas out there and you can always customize them to make them even more unique and special.

Here are 10 of my favorite DIY Christmas ornament ideas I’ve found. I hope they inspire you as much as they did me!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese adorable burlap ornaments will add a rustic touch to your tree.
Tutorial: Bliss Bloom Blog

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comRecycle mason jar lids and turn them into charming ornaments with this easy tutorial.
Tutorial: The Everyday Home

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese three rustic and darling ornaments look store-bought but are actually completely DIY.
Tutorial: Vintage Romance Style

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comHow precious are these DIY woodland animal ornaments?
Tutorial: DecoArt

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comAdd an elegant touch to your tree with these icy eye-catching ornaments.
Tutorial: Crafts by Courtney

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comLove Disney? Here’s a fun tutorial for making some of your own Mickey and Minnie ornaments.
Tutorial: The Country Chic Cottage

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese gold leaf ornaments are sure to add a little touch of glamour to your tree.
Tutorial: The Sweetest Occasion

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comDeer silhouettes always look chic for a farmhouse vibe.
Tutorial: Love Create Celebrate

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese indigo marbled ornaments are stunning and a lot easier to make than you may think.
Tutorial: Alice and Lois

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing is quite as glamorous as black and gold. Love these!
Tutorial: By Stephanie Lynn

So many fun ideas! Which ones will you be trying this year?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is upon us again! What I love about this holiday is that it is 100% about love, whether it’s love for a significant other, a best friend or even your child. Even though the marketing for it is usually centered around romance, Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed with anyone you care about.

One of the sweetest ways to show someone you care about them is by gifting them something delicious. At my house, we love baking treats we can be creative with and share with our friends and family. Valentine’s Day is no different. There are so many fun ideas to play with to create something unique and delightful.

To give you some inspiration and ideas, here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day treat tutorials.

DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comA pink milkshake is the perfect beverage to share with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Tutorial: The College Prepster

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHeart s’mores put a festive spin on the classic campfire treat.
Tutorial: The Cake Blog

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable and clever are these little pizza hearts?
Tutorial: Bake at 350

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comChocolate crispy treat Valentine’s Day bears taste delicious and are a treat kids and adults alike will love.
Tutorial: Sofab Food

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comStrawberries and cream puppy chow is an easy-to-make Valentine’s Day treat you can share with your Valentine or friends.
Tutorial: Life, Love and Sugar

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow decadent and delicious do these chocolate chip cookie dough hearts look?
Tutorial: OMG Chocolate Desserts

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comFor an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day twist on teddy grahams, add these little conversation hearts to make it look like they’re holding sweet sayings.
Tutorial: Hello, Wonderful

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your own Valentine’s Day donuts with this easy recipe and use your creativity to customize them.
Tutorial: The First Year

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing better than popcorn is Valentine’s Day popcorn.
Tutorial: Oh Nuts

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comRed velvet cake in a jar — yes, please!
Tutorial: My Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats

Some our favorite activities at my house during the holidays are creating DIY Christmas treats. We love getting together in the kitchen and seeing what we come up with. It’s always fun to do and a great way to flex our creative muscles!

I’m always excited to see what new ideas for DIY Christmas treats other people are coming up with each year. It’s amazing just how much creativity is out there. These recipes are perfect whether you’re hosting a party, need to bring a dessert to a party, or simply want to have some fun creating something cute and delicious for you and your family.

Here are 10 of some of my favorite ideas for DIY Christmas treats to inspire you that your family or your guests are sure to love.

DIY Christmas Treats

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your hot cocoa extra special and sweet with this darling snowman marshmallows.
Tutorial: I Am a Food Blog

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comMelted snowman chocolate bark is an adorable, tasty treat your kids are sure to love.
Tutorial: Princess Pinky Girl

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these melted snowman Oreo balls?
Tutorial: The Girl Who Ate Everything

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing better than chocolate cookies are chocolate cookies that look like reindeer. (Make sure one has a red nose to play Rudolph!)
Tutorial: One Little Project at a Time

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comCompliment your hot cocoa with these little cookie versions of the mugs. So cute and creative!
Tutorial: Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comPut a spin on your Rice Krispie treats by turning them into reindeer with just a few little extra touches.
Tutorial: Thirty Handmade Days

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThese colorful mini cupcakes are the perfect little Christmas dessert.
Tutorial: Baked Bree

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThese snowman cookies are super easy and look very chic for a holiday party.
Tutorial: One Little Project at a Time

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s a creative way to use peanut butter cups and pretzels to create fun little characters.
Tutorial: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

10 Adorable DIY Christmas Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comWhip up these adorable little Christmas tree meringues as a party treat your guests are sure to love.
Tutorial: Bargain Mums

What ones are you going to try?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Christmas is a great time for DIY projects. There are so many sources of inspiration and fantastic elements to use to bring the spirit of the holiday into your home. DIY projects are a wonderful way to get your family together for a fun activity and it’s great to look around your home and see things that you and your family made with your own hands for the holidays.

Nowadays, DIY decor doesn’t have to look “crafty” or handmade if you don’t want it to. In fact, sometimes it’s hard to tell DIY decor from store-bought items because the ideas have become so much more stylish and polished.

If you’re looking for some chic, budget-friendly Christmas decor ideas, here are 10 of my favorite DIY Christmas decor tutorials from some very talented bloggers to inspire your own projects for the holidays.

DIY Christmas Decor

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPop this adorable “merry” sequin pillow on your sofa, bed, or an accent chair for a lovely little accent.
Tutorial: The Proper Blog

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGet glamorous with a furry sign that is perfect for the winter months.
Tutorial: Place of My Taste

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own chic, gold snowflakes out of some of the least expensive materials in the world: popsicle sticks!
Tutorial: Making Home Base

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis adorable lighted Christmas wall art would look fantastic on a mantle or console table.
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you love a more minimalist, abstract look for Christmas, these adorable wood trees are perfect for your decor.
Tutorial: Sugar & Cloth

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis great tutorial shows you how to create your own pinecone wreath that will transition seamlessly from fall to winter.
Tutorial: Remodelaholic

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another beautiful Christmas wreath idea, this time with lovely succulents.
Tutorial: Nordstrom

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis reindeer pillow is sure to charm anyone who sees it.
Tutorial: The Craft Patch

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis adorable salt dough garland is perfect for a coastal or country chic home.
Tutorial: Twelve On Main

10 Creative & Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGive Rudolph a glamorous makeover with gold glitter and a striped canvas for some chic wall art.
Tutorial: Hey Lauren Rene

Have fun!

Warm regards,
Megan

Holiday DIY: How to Make a Star Wars Gingerbread House

One of my family’s annual traditions is making a gingerbread house. We love the opportunity to express our creativity and create something entirely new each year. In the past, some of our favorite projects have been an UP! gingerbread house and a Doctor Who gingerbread house.

This year, there was no question that we had to create a Star Wars gingerbread house. (Who else can’t wait for the new movie?) We brought to life some of the most iconic characters and symbols from the series, including the Millenium Falcon, a storm trooper, and even Yoda himself.

This project was so much fun and as always, the kids had a blast creating it. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house from scratch:

Step by Step: Making a Star Wars Gingerbread House

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

SHOPPING LIST
Fondant (comes in many colors, but you can use food coloring to change it, too)
Super white confectionery coating
Pretzels
Gingerbread cookie dough
Silver bubblegum
Small silver ball cake decorations
Bright white candy melts
Brown sugar
Pre-made gingerbread house

PART ONE: THE CHARACTERS

The day before, leave a tray of pretzels out. When they’re stale, they are even more rigid and easier to work with. Also, melt some confectionery coating. You can purchase it in a variety of colors, but since you only need it to hold the skeleton of the characters together in this project, it doesn’t matter what color you choose.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

(above) The beginning stages of creating C-3PO.

Start by making the basic skeleton of the characters with the pretzels and confectionary coating. This will give you a sturdier base for your characters so they don’t fall over when you place them in the display.  Let it stand overnight.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

(above) The skeleton of R2-D2.

Next, roll out the fondant and make pieces to wrap around the pretzel figure. For some characters, only one layer of fondant will be necessary. Others, such as Chewbacca, will need 2 layers each done day apart so they can dry out.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

(above) A storm trooper.

For Chewbacca, the last layer should be done with a garlic press to get the look of fur.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

(above) Chewbacca with silver ball eyes.

To make Yoda, use green fondant for his body and white rolled fondant for his coat.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

(above) Yoda with silver ball eyes.

PART TWO: THE MILLENIUM FALCON

The structure of the Millenium Falcon is simply cut from a home baked gingerbread cookie. Let it dry out for few days so it will be easier to work with.

Cut rolled white fondant into squares and triangles and place them throughout the ship, securing it with the confectionery coating. Use silver bubblegum for portals and the satellite.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

PART THREE: THE HOUSE

Use a pre-made gingerbread house and cover it in white chocolate rounds.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

On one side of the house, you can create a Fighter plane from gingerbread by shaping the dough before baking it and using a pretzel to hold it all together. Use the small silver balls again to cover the wings.

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

Learn how to make your own Star Wars gingerbread house for the holidays with this fun and easy holiday DIY project. Click to see the tutorial!

For the base of the house, use white icing and cover it in brown sugar to make it look like sand. Then, cut out letters from strips of rolled red fondant to add the final (and one of the most important) touches to your Star Wars gingerbread house: “May the force be with you.”

For more tips and photos from this Star Wars gingerbread house tutorial, watch the video:

 

Hope you enjoyed this holiday DIY tutorial!

Warm regards,
Megan