Mon 23 Nov 2015
There’s something wonderful about Christmas decorations you’ve made yourself. Making Christmas decorations is also eternally popular with kids, and can be made in any colour and design. Now is a good time to get creative.
Here are some fun and relatively inexpensive hand-crafted decoration ideas for your Christmas tree:
Scrabble Tile Ornament - The title of your favorite Christmas tune to your tree by using Scrabble tiles.
Photo Transfer Ornaments - Fill your Christmas tree with fond memories by transferring photos onto wooden ornaments.
Red Nose Reindeer Ornament - Use two-and-a-half wine corks and a little bit of fabric scrap to create a miniature Rudolph.
Bottle Cap Snowmen - This easy craft is perfect for kids, simply paint old bottle caps white, glue to a single strand of ribbon, and embellish.
Snowflake Clothespin Ornament -Turn old clothespins into snowflake ornaments by taking them apart, and reassembling with a glue gun. Sprinkle with white glitter for an extra bit of sparkle.
Upgrade a Plain Glass Bauble - At around a pound each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament's top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place.
Sparkling baubles - Turn old light bulbs into festive baubles, any size will do. Just brush on glittering glue, roll the bulb in glitter, and let dry for 15 minutes. Then hot-glue a loop of metallic embroidery floss to the bulb's base.
Pinecone Ornaments - Spray-painted white, pinecones really pop against the green of the Christmas tree.
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