Sunday 9 November 2014

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Christmas is a time for giving presents, eating lots of food and getting crafty with the kids. There are so many activities involving snow men, reindeers and santas that you can turn in to great art projects. It’s possible to fill the house with yours and your kids’ home-made decorations to set the Chrismassy vibe in your house while keeping the children occupied until the time when their presents arrive. Here are a few ideas for Christmas decorations you can make at home. All you need is a few things that can easily be collected from around the house, some extra bits and pieces and arts supplies like PVA and acrylic paint and away you go.

Leafy Table Topper
Here’s a simple idea. All you need to do is pick up a piece of green garland – usually available in budget shops – and decorate it with fair cones collected by the little ones on a specially-set foraging mission and holly leaves. This makes a great decoration for the Christmas dinner table and will cost next to nothing.

Foil Ring Chain
This is another simple one that the kid can do almost exclusively by themselves. All you need is kitchen foil and a bit of time. Cut out good size squares (at least six inches square) of the foil and then task the kids with scrunching them into link rings and linking them together. And with that you’ve got a nice room decoration to hang around the edges of the ceiling.

Scrabble Messages
‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Let It Snow’ or ‘Season’s Greeting’ – simply glue your old scrabble letters together into festive phrases to create great looking decorations to hang on the tree or around the walls of your home.

Candy Cane Vase
If you are looking for somewhere to put a festive bouquet why not secure together ring of red and white candy canes for a Christmassy flourish.

White-washed Items
Get yourself some all-surface white spray paint and you have the means to make a whole host of simple decorations. Sprayed fair cones and mortise keys look great hanging from a beautiful Christmas tree.

Twig and Lolly Stick Trees
Stick a triangle of twigs of descending length onto a lolly stick and finish with a small piece of red tinsel for tiny natural-look trees.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Decorations
Get the appropriate ribbons that match the colours of the turtles’ bandanas, add googly eyes, and wrap around green baubles and you’ve got some awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles decorations to coincide with the latest movie.

Cork Wreath
If you have saved up your wine corks throughout the year, now maybe the time to utilise them. All you need is a wire shaped into a circle and feed the corks on to the frame to create a nice minimalistic wreath. Add red details and green bits and pieces such as holly leaves to get it as festive as possible.

Do you have any ideas you can share yourself?

Until next time,
Jada x


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