Making homemade Christmas decorations is a tradition among many families. It’s something that the whole family can enjoy doing together. After making them, you get to place them around the home and enjoy them throughout the holiday season. There are several different options available for those who want to take part in this fun and interesting activity, 3 of which are listed below:
1. Paper chains– Paper chains are easy and fun to make. All you need is construction paper, scissors and glue or tape. Cut strips of paper any width and length that suits you personally out of different colored construction paper. Fold one end of the stripe over to meet the other side and glue or tape the ends together. Next, fold another stripe over and loop it through the first one and glue the ends together. Continue in this manner using different colors to create a pattern until you reach the desired length.
2. Popcorn strings– String popcorn makes excellent Christmas decorations. It’s unique and lots of fun to make. Start by popping up several bowls of unbuttered popcorn and give everyone in the family old enough to participate a needle and thread. Next, thread the needle and use it to string each one of the pieces of popcorn individually. These can be used to decorate the tree or you can make a wreath.
3. Pinecone centerpiece– Making a pinecone centerpiece is easy and they look beautiful sitting around the home during the Christmas season. Start by collecting a couple of baskets and enough pine cones to fill them up. Use spray paint to create a variety of fall colors or spray the cones down with spray adhesive and then sprinkle them with glitter. Place some evergreen boughs and red berries around in the basket to add a splash of color.
Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to spend quality time with your family doing something that’s fun and beneficial. You can save money and use your own creativity to decorate with simple designs or make very elaborate ones that take time and effort to prepare.
When making homemade Christmas decorations you can also opt to use craft sets instead of making all of your designs from scratch. There are many options available that include everything from making a wreath for your door to ornaments for your tree. Using a craft set will help to make your decorations look more professional and there are different skill levels to choose from. Therefore, you can find something for all age groups to enjoy.