Christmas days are here again and the fervor of the festival is fast catching up. Everybody Christians or Non-Christians are indulging themselves in decorating their homes for the upcoming festival and New Year. But while doing so you surely wouldn’t like to have a hole in the pocket. So why not do-it-yourself!
Here are seven great & easy ideas of making Christmas ornaments:
- Hanging Angel: A simple craft with some paper cutting, some pasting & a dash of glitter that too from a paper napkin. You can use it to decorate the Christmas tree or hang near the window or door window handles to beautify these commonly used but neglected corners of house.
- Origami Star: You will require a five regular origami sheets of paper (the same ones which we used in craft class at school), some glue & a crystal to decorate .The process is readily available with video demo on youtube.com which can be followed and create a beautiful star. A version of this can be made from translucent hand made paper in which a light bulb can be inserted and hanged in different corners of house.
3. Christmas Tree Ornament: Another creative way of using paper napkin. Cut the paper in thin strips and then tie from middle to form elegant ornament to be put on Xmas Tree.
- Home made Wreath: Take a iron cloth hanger twist it to form a round. Now wrap a green decorative frill thread around it. Now stick small red balls randomly. Twist in thin satin ribbon, put a bow made out of broad satin ribbon at the top or bottom of it to complete a beautiful wreath.
Origami Christmas Tree: You will require a regular origami sheets of paper & some glitter.The process can be followed through video demo on youtube. these trees can be made of multi-color and kept near the nativity crib or can be tied together to form a bunch and hanged with some chimes to create a Xmas special wind chime.
Joyful Angel Stick-on: Again a unique way to use kitchen paper napkins. But for this some amount of drawing is required. If you can do that then making these beauties yourself is possible. These stick-ons’ can be used to decorate walls, cupboards, dining table center piece. My way of using it is on my nativity crib barn.
Santa‘s Stick: Have you got aluminium foil in your kitchen? If yes then all you need is a medium size aluminium foil & some thin red satin ribbon. Twist the foil into the stick shape and then wrap around. Neat the edges and you are done.
Try these ideas at home & decorate your Christmas Home!
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