In the past few years, we’ve built up a collection of quite a few Kitschmas Krafty tutorials — eight so far — ranging from cheap, cheerful and quick to our more time consuming, yet very rewarding projects — like vintage Christmas ornament wreaths. We’ll pulled them into this handy dandy deck the halls guide — time to get retro crafty!
3. 1-2-3-EZ ornament wreath
Pam invented this nearly foolproof 1-2-3-EZ wreath — our tutorial is in the works. But as you can see, this wreath uses (1) ornaments along the outer ring and (if you like) inner ring… (2) three focal points… and (3) “polka dot” ornaments to perk up the tinsel. This one is faster and almost foolproof, as long as you (1) have good, strong focal points and (2) control your color harmony.
Every year I make three new retro Putz house designs complete with free downloadable patterns that print on standard 8.5″x11″ paper. We now have several patterns available — enough to make a whole neighborhood for your mantel.
Here’s another quick and easy Kitschmas crafty that you can complete in just 5 minutes — a mini peacock style tree made from glittery pipe cleaners. This is a great retro crafty project for the weebits.
Which project are you going to work on next?