I thought I’d start out the first of my Christmas blogs with some DIY hacks using 2 very popular items sold at Kmart this Christmas!
I’ll start with the base as it’s the same for both designs.
Here is what you will need for both hacks;
For the base you will need;
Kmart Stacking Tree – $12
Christmas Themed Wrapping Paper
A pen or pencil
Double sided Tape – the Heavy Duty kind
A short length of Battery Powered Christmas Lights (I got mine for $2 at The Reject Shop)
To make the base;
Roll out your wrapping paper and place each part of your Stacking Tree onto the paper, tracing around each one with your pen/pencil. Make sure that you place your Stacking Tree parts the correct way up on the paper so the pattern is displayed properly (you will see below I didn’t do this the first time and had to re-do it, I also didn’t notice until after I’d completed and photographed both designs – super frustrating).
Next, cut out your stencils and place them into each corresponding part of the Stacking Tree. You will need to trim each one down to size, make sure they fit snug but without any creasing or ripples.
Then, place the double sided tape around the edges of the cut out paper, making sure you place it on the backside (non-patterned) of the paper. Remove the tape’s backing and press paper into each part of the Stacking Tree, making sure there are no bubbles or creases.
Now, stack your tree (preferably in the place you would like it displayed to save the trouble of having to move it once you have the decorations inside) and use double sided tape to stick your lights around the edge of the tree, making sure the battery pack ends up at the bottom.
If you’d like the lights and/or Tree to be a permanent fixture, use hot glue to secure each part of the tree together and to keep the lights in place.
Test your lights to make sure they work, then go on and decorate your tree!
Elf on the Shelf House
For the Elf on the Shelf House you will need;
Christmas Elf Door Set – $15
Elf on the Shelf Elf
Any other decorations you’d like to use
A star Christmas ornament
To create your Elf on the Shelf House;
Place the elf door on the bottom level of your house and put your Elf beside it, to show this is where Elfie (that’s what we’ve named our Elf – original I know!) has arrived from the North Pole. If you’d like to, you can always put a bit of double sided tape on the bottom and back of the door to secure it in place.
Decorate the rest of the shelf and the other shelves however you please. We chose to place a star on our top shelf as it made it feel more like a Christmas tree – I just used an ornament I purchased from the Reject Shop and used blue tack to secure it to the “roof”.
I think Hunter will really love this! This is our first year doing elf on the shelf so I wanted Elfie’s entrance to be somewhat grand!
Easy DIY Christmas Decor
For this you will only need a few ornaments/trinkets. I purchased most of these at The Reject Shop but you could get them from any cheap store or even Kmart. I also used some old ornaments I had from a few years ago that no longer fit with the colour scheme of my tree for this year – so that is a great way to save money with this DIY.
This is pretty basic, just place your trinkets and ornaments however you like – again use double sided sticky tape if you’d like things to stay put but if you’re not touching it/moving it around it’s not really necessary. I went with the almost the same design as the Elf house except the bottom shelf had a few different trinkets.
This looks super festive when lit up at night and is so affordable! The best part about this is that you can change it up every year. Just remove last years wallpaper (wrapping paper) and change it out to suit your new colour scheme/design.
Let me know if you do end up trying either of these DIY/Kmart Hacks and please tag me in pictures on Instagram if you do end up trying it! Im a festive freak so I love to see anything creative when it comes to Christmas Decor.
I’ll have 2 more Christmas themed blogs coming up in the next week so keep your eye out for those! One is Elf on the Shelf themed and the other is a DIY Advent Calendar idea great for kids!
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or ask on any of my social media.
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*This Post is not sponsored by Kmart or the Reject Shop – I just thought this tree was super versatile so wanted to share how I was styling it ❤️🎄