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Holiday decorations you can make at home

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Candy Cane Fabric Wreath

Whipperberry’s Candy Cane Wreath is a fantastic DIY to start with. It is classic, simple, requires no special skills or tools and there are only a few supplies involved. The tutorial does suggest using red and white fabric, but feel free to get creative and customize this craft to fit your style. For a wide fabric selection, glue guns or whatever else you need, Michaels at 18 Pinebush Road #1 is your destination. The Olympia Court Apartments are a six-minute drive and 31-minute walk and the Cedar Towers Apartments are an 11-minute drive and 35-minute walk from the store.


DIY Ornament Wreath

Round up those unused or extra ornaments and put them to use with Mally Kally Creation’s DIY Ornament Wreath. Simultaneously, you’ll be able to clear up clutter, organize and create a one-of-a-kind décor addition for your apartment. Choose different coloured ornaments for a more eclectic wreath or stick to varying shades of one colour for a more cohesive look.



Bell Jar Ornaments

Some of the cutest ornaments are the ones that feature a winter scene within them. For those who would rather make their ornaments instead of buying them, My So Called Crafty Life’s blog has step-by-step instructions to help you create DIY Vintage-Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments. All you need to create your own winter-inspired scene is some dollar store items, plastic wine glasses and your imagination.



If you’re looking for a beautiful, budget-friendly craft, Do It Yourself Divas’ DIY Pearl Ornaments are perfect. Simply purchase light bulbs from the dollar store, collect pearls and beads and apply them all over the bulb with hot glue. If you have broken jewellery, use this as an opportunity to reclaim and repurpose fragmented bits into a stunning, seasonal craft. Dollar Tree at 480 Hespeler Road has a large selection of craft supplies that you’ll need to create this ornament. Both of the Cambridge Apartments are a nine-minute drive from the store.



Ornament Garland

If you still have ornaments left over after creating the ornament wreath, use up the rest of them by creating Censational Girl’s Merry and Bright Mantel. String ornaments of all sizes and colours together with floral wire and display proudly on your mantel.


Twisted Felt Garland

During the holidays, it can be hard to find time to decorate and create your own festive accents. One craft that looks great and is simple to make is Purl Bee’s Twisted Felt Garland. With another convenient location, Michaels is your go-to spot for all things décor. Located in Kitchener at 500 Fairway Road South #1, the store is a 21-minute drive from the Olympia Court Apartments and a 19-minute drive from the Cedar Towers Apartments.
Outfit your apartment in one-of-a-kind style with these festive DIY crafts. Located at 72 Alison Avenue and 10 George Street South, Williams and McDaniel’s Olympia Court Apartments and Cedar Towers Apartments offer current and prospective residents an ideal rental options.