DIY Christmas Light Displays



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I’m so excited to share these 6 days of DIYs and Christmas decor inspiration with you! All the materials I used are listed below. Light displays are really popular this year so I thought I would share a few you can make at home. I’m in love with the mini gingerbread house lantern display and think these are such a great, modern way to decorate for Christmas. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you so much for watching, I’ll see ya soon! There are a ton of holiday projects headed to my channel, so subscribe if you haven’t already. OH, and if this video inspired you to make something, send me a picture on Twitter! http://twitter.com/carter_sams

**I found my battery operated fairy lights at Michael’s.

MATERIALS
1. Hand-Lettered Shadowbox Light Display
– Shadowbox
– White scratch/sketch paper
– black cardstock
– pencil
– scissors
– clear adhesive dots
– chalk marker
– tape
– battery operated lights – with a wire string (you need a very thing string)

2. Vase Arrangement Display
– vase
– battery operated string lights
– filler ornaments (I recommend using things you already have) or buying cheap things that are easy to spray paint. Finding things outside is also a great option! Make sure you get things in a variety of sizes!
-decorative plate

3. Gingerbread House Lantern Display
– battery operated string lights
– container of your choice, or lantern
– graham crackers
– serrated knife
– cutting board
– hot glue gun and hot glue
– royal icing, see this video for a how-to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnxHBne-uVo
– piping bags and any tips you need for your decorating ideas, you can keep it simple with a plastic bag.
– gingerbread house decorations of your choice (candy, icing, etc.)
– tiny faux tree

MUSIC CREDITS:

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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*Watercolor floral graphics featured in the video are from the amazing shop Create the Cut on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreateTheCut?ref=shop_sugg
*Alphabet letter graphics are from the shop Sister Pixel (my shop): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SisterPixel?ref=ss_profile

SOME OF MY DIY, BEAUTY, & LIFESTYLE VIDEOS:

5 DIY Christmas Ornaments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoiYptNMcdo

Eyeshadow Junkie Tag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5bYaWTWiHM

New Looks, Old Palettes | Chocolate Bar Palette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDxEG…

Building Letters & Styles, Modern Calligraphy Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Cycg…

(INNER BEAUTY) DIVERSITY KICKS ASS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBr70q…

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