Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DIY: Christmas Yard Display

Hey y'all.  I wanted to share a Christmas DIY decoration from my mom.  Let me start by saying my mom is amazing when it comes to being crafty and creative.  You can give her a bag of trash, and she'll turn it into beautiful home decor.  And she's constantly sending me texts of her latest creations.

The other day she sent me this picture.

Yep it's another one of her creations.  Here's what she did.

She bought light blue insulation foam boards (goes under siding on houses) from Lowe's.  She also had Lowe's cut them in half.

She drew her trees and train on the boards and cut them out with a box knife.  Then, she used an ink pen to poke holes about 1" apart outlining the trees and train.  Next, she attached the trees together with floral wire.  She said it went through the foam boards easily.  She then stuck the Christmas lights through the holes on the trees and train.  (She only used one strand for all three trees and two strands for the train.)

She said to use floral wire to attach the trees/train to any kind of stake to hold them up right.

As you can see, she kept hers very simple, but I'm sure they could also be painted.  The cost for the boards was $8, but she also purchased lights for them bringing the total cost of both projects to about $20.  It sure is cute though!

How are your Christmas preparations going?  Have y'all made any crafty decor or gifts this year?  Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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  1. This is such a great idea! You've outdone yourself. How festive....
    You're so smart. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    hugs x

  2. Wow! Awesome idea. So using this for the future...

  3. Love it! I think maybe even I could pull this off :D

  4. Super, super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)