Christmas is the ideal time to get creative, and crafting can be used to make presents for loved ones, and decorations for your own home. Check out these wonderful Christmas crafting ideas, and delight your friends and family with your creations.
Edible Christmas trees
Who wouldn’t love a decoration you can eat? Make your very own edible Christmas tree using gingerbread stars, icing and sprinkles. Bake your gingerbread from scratch and cut into cute star shapes. Stack the stars to resemble a tree and glue them together using icing. Decorate your tree with icing and sprinkles, or edible beads. Edible Christmas trees can take different guises, with pizzas, cupcakes, and fruit all suitable for the Christmas tree makeover.
Melted candy ornaments
Staying with the edible theme, get the kids involved in making these tasty melted candy ornaments. For this recipe you will need metal cookie cutters, peppermint candies, parchment paper, cookie trays, and ribbon. Onelittleproject.com has an excellent how-to guide for these ornaments and even tells you what not to do when creating them, saving you time and money. Head on over via the link to discover how you can make melted candy ornaments.
Do away with boring gift wrap and create your own. Buy large pieces of paper and use crayons, felts, and paints to design original pieces of wrapping paper. When your creations are dry, and you have wrapped the presents, finish each gift by wrapping with a ribbon, or raffia, and tying baubles in assorted sizes to the middle of the cross section of ribbon.
These are sure to bring back childhood memories of sitting and cutting out snowflakes with which to decorate your home in the holidays. This used to be a common activity, but now with so many children preferring to play technology-based games, making paper snowflakes is becoming a dying art. Introduce your kids to the pleasures of learning How to Make Paper Snowflakes by following the tutorials on Origamiway.com. This may not be how you used to make snowflakes, but once you learn how, it will be the way you make them from now on!
Mason jar snow globes
So simple to make, these pretty snow globes offer a modern take on a traditional ornament. To make one of these you will need fake snow, pink and white spray paint, a mason jar and lid, a small bottle brush tree, a hot glue gun, and pink ribbon. Start by spray painting the bottle burhs tree pink and leaving it to dry. Once dry, glue the tree to the centre of the bottom of the mason jar lid. Next, pour fake snow into the bottom of the mason jar, about a sixth of the way up. Then, carefully put the lid and tree into the jar and tighten the lid. Once the lid has been tightened, wrap the pink ribbon around the lid and tie into a bow.
This ad from Gala really got me. Baking always seem to symbolise Christmas for me and baking using a recipe handed down through the generation is something special. It is hard not to be moved by the ad. Do have a nosey.
Have fun making these beautiful gifts and decorations with your family – Happy Holidays!