4 Christmas Decorations/DIY Ideas
With Christmas only a few weeks away, I am sure your children are getting pretty nervous. At least mine do. So keep them doing something and have fun together crafting some Christmas decorations! Christmas is the time of year when all of my friends also let their crafty side show! I try to let mine show but I don’t always succeed. But it’s also the fun that counts! Christmas decorations that are DIY seem to be my nemesis. However, I have come across a few that are pretty easy Christmas decorations/DIY ideas so I decided to make a list of them. They are really easy so, as mentioned, it might also be a good idea to do them with children.
Glittery Pine Cones:
Glittery pine cones are actually super easy and fun to make. All you need to do is gather about 10 pine cones, buy some glue, buy green, red, silver, gold, or blue glitter (any of them or all of them), and find any size basket. You dip the bottom half inch or so of the pine cones in glue, dip them in the glitter of your choosing, and set it to the side to dry. I have found that paper plates work really well for putting the glue, glitter, and drying pine cones on (separately of course). Once you have done your pine cones to your liking, you place them in the basket and then set the basket anywhere you would like. You can even add ribbon to the handle of the basket if want to be little more festive.
Popsicle Stick Ornament:
These ornaments are really, really easy to make and all you will need are popsicle sticks, glue, and yarn. We usually make picture frames by gluing four sticks together in a square. Once they dry, we glue a small piece of yarn at the top (backside). Be sure to make a circle/hook with the yarn so you are able to hang it up on the tree. After it all dries, we take a picture and glue the frame to it (around the edges). You can also write words on the frame or add some glitter.
Stockings are simply ah-mazing. You can buy plain stockings for about $2 a piece and fix them however you want. We usually use fabric paint to write the names and then add some designs in glue so we can sprinkle glitter on them. They make glitter pens as well, if you would prefer something a little less messy. The key to stockings is allowing them enough time to dry. Once that is done you are good to go!
Paper Christmas Chain:
This is always a favorite amongst our family. It is also one of the easiest DIY Christmas crafts to do. You only need red and green construction paper (or colors that will go with any themes you are doing), scissors, and some glue. You cut the construction paper into ½ -1 inch strips. Take a strip and make a ring by glueing each end together. Take another strip of a different color and loop it through the first ring. Then you simply glue those ends together. Continue repeating this pattern until you run out of strips or until it gets to the length that you want. Once you’ve finished your chain you can hang it on the tree or hang it up around your house.
Seriously, if I can do these DIY ideas, ANYONE can! The secret to making these is to just have fun! And seeing as how glitter is involved, how can anyone not have some fun?!