With winter creeping into its final days, the festive season is upon us.
It’s time to decorate your house, and if you’re still in a hurry, you might as well start making something simple and inexpensive before you hit the store.
This article is the first in a series of DIY Christmas decorations that will teach you the basics of DIY decorating.
The Christmas decorations we cover in this article are inspired by those found in the original design books, but they are also easy to make and use.
Start with our list of DIY holiday car decorating tips, and then you’ll be set to decorating your own home with an eye toward making it a special holiday memory.1.
Make the car itself from scrap paper, cardboard, or recycled paper.
If you’re starting with a simple Christmas decoration, such as a car seat, you can always use recycled paper instead of cardboard.
You’ll have less of a need to buy additional paper when you’re not planning on making a car for yourself.2.
Cut your cardboard into rectangular strips.
To start with, cut strips of cardboard approximately two by two inches long and three inches wide.
You can then cut them to your exact size using a saw.3.
Place each strip of cardboard in the middle of a piece of cardboard, then cut a hole in the center.4.
Next, place a small piece of recycled paper on top of each strip.
Repeat the process with the next piece of paper.5.
Next time you make the car, remove the paper from the hole, and place it on top to make a new strip of paper for each additional strip.6.
Next remove the excess paper and place another piece of plastic sheeting on top.
You now have a perfect Christmas car.7.
Add decorative detail to the car seat.
If the paper striping you cut is too large for your car seat and the cardboard is too small for the carseat, you may want to cut another strip of plastic or a piece or two of scrap paper.8.
Cut two or three more strips of plastic for the roof.
To make the roof, place plastic sheetings around the edge of the cardboard.
The plastic strips will hold the roof in place.
The cardboard will make a great backdrop for the vehicle, and it will also help add some festive flair.9.
Add a door, window, or decorative panel.
Make your car windows or doors by trimming them.
You could also add an open window or two to the roof to create a more formal touch.10.
Decorate the rear of the car with decorations.
Place decorative fabric pieces or pieces of cardboard on the back of the front of the vehicle.
You might also want to add a car window that you can open, a window that will close, or a door that opens and closes automatically when the door is pushed.11.
Make a Christmas tree from scrap or scrap paper or cardboard.
Decorative pieces of scrap cardboard or scrap cardboard are great for making a festive centerpiece.12.
Decorate the rear window with a card board or vinyl wrap.
Make sure to cut out a small section for the window.
The vinyl wrap will make the interior of the window more colorful and inviting.13.
Decide on a Christmas decoration for the front.
A great choice for your first Christmas decoration would be a white Christmas tree, but a few ideas are better than none.14.
Decinate the rear end of the Christmas tree with Christmas cards or a card with your favorite holiday characters.
These festive cards will be more welcoming for the holiday season.15.
Add decorations to the rear ends of other cars.
Decoration for the rear would include Christmas lights, Christmas carols, ornaments, or Christmas tree ornament decoration.
You may also want a Christmas ornament in the rear, such a small tree, or you may need to make one for your garage.16.
Decry your car by placing it in the garage.
Place a large, decorative Christmas tree on the outside of your garage, and put your car in a garage in the front so that it will be visible.17.
Deco the car in the back yard, or put it in a backyard.18.
Place car in storage for a few days.
If your car is going to be kept for a while, placing it inside the garage can help the storage room feel a little more organized.19.
Decorb the front and back of your car with a plastic sheet.
Put a piece on the inside of your vehicle, then attach a small box to the top of it.20.
Decode your car audio system with a home audio app.
If a car audio app is not for you, try the free, free, or free app that will allow you to hear your car from any distance.