Nowadays, you don't have to spend a lot to decorate your house, even during the holidays. This coming December, try making these easy Christmas crafts to liven up your homes during the holiday season.
A wreath is an easy Christmas craft that you can make. When making a classic Christmas wreath, get three or more separate pieces of wire and twist them around each other. This serves as the base of the wreath. You can also buy a ready-made base composed of wire or wood from the local store.
Once you have the base ready, you can start adorning it using different materials. You can use pine boughs and glue them to the wreath base. If you're looking for a more traditional look, try using Holly leaves. Use small artificial fruits and place them loosely around the wreath. You can also add ribbons and glitters to make the wreath more festive.
Making personalized Christmas stockings makes the holidays even more fun for children. Draw two outlines of a sock on a red piece of fabric, and cut around it. Sew the two pieces together to make a basic Christmas stocking.
You can now start adding your personal touches to this easy Christmas craft. You can use fabric paint, glitter-and-glue pens, or iron-on letters to write your name on the stocking and draw other designs. Sew or glue buttons, beads and ribbons around your name. Finally, don't forget to sew a ring at the top of the stocking, so you can easily hang it on a hook.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL AND SANTA
The best way to complete your Christmas tree is to add an angel at the top. Use a pinecone for the angel's body and get two dry leaves of approximately the same size for the wings. Coat the wings with spray sealer and glue them to the back of the pine cone. Next, get a circular piece of wood and draw in a face. Shape a thin gold wire like a halo and attach it to the angel's head. Finally, attach the head to the pine cone body.
Another easy Christmas craft to make is a Santa. Use a small sock and fill it with cotton balls. Tie or glue the back. Next, cut out eyes, a mouth and a nose using felt paper and glue it onto the sock. Use red foam for the hat and several pieces of white yarn for Santa's beard. Finally, you can attach a pin or a magnet at the back.
These are only some easy Christmas crafts you can make. There are many other things you can choose from or create, such as Christmas balls, door hangers and even miniature Christmas trees. Try it!
Katya Coen provides information on Christmas craft patterns for All Christmas Crafts .