5 Homemade Christmas Decorations to Make Now
By: Julia Litz, editor of AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com
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The holiday season is filled with so much joy and love. Why not capture those feelings and start crafting right this second? Even if the weather outside isn't exactly frightful, you can still start working on Christmas crafts and save the finished products for the holiday season. The key to making Christmas crafts all year long is selecting materials that are readily available. Grab your favorite fabric, stock up on miniature clay pots and dig up some glitter - these projects are simple but make a huge impact during the holiday season. Enjoy the crafting process and gather up the whole family for these projects - you can't go wrong with these homemade Christmas crafts.
Homemade Christmas ornaments are great craft for kids and adults to make together. In addition to hanging your creations in your home, you can give them as a homemade Christmas gifts. Who doesn't love looking at a personalized ornament that comes from the heart? This is a great option for a holiday-loving friend or family member. Best of all, you don't have to be an expert crafter in order to create these fabulous and festive projects. Make sure your whole house is ready for the holiday season and start brainstorming Christmas decorating ideas for mantels and walls. Hang a ruffled wreath or display some simple DIY snowmen - it's so easy to turn your home into a winter wonderland. Whether it's 100 degrees or close to freezing, get in the holiday spirit by creating homemade Christmas crafts.
5 Homemade Christmas Decorations to Make Now
Glittered Glass Slipper Ornaments: Start with a plain plastic shoe and turn it into a girly ornament. Cover the shoe in Mod Podge and start sprinkling the entire piece with glitter. You can also cut out words and phrases from books and magazines to personalize the ornament and make it inspirational. Everytime you look at your project on the tree, you'll be inspired to get creative! When the Mod Podge dries, be sure to add embellishments such as gems to your shoe - it's a fun way to add a girly touch. Christmas decorating ideas for your tree don't have to be stuffy or traditional - use your personal design aesthetic as a jumping off point and make crafts that really express who you are.
Dough Bear Ornaments: Make your own bread dough for this fun and easy-to-make Christmas project. Once you've rolled out the pieces and built your bears, you can bake the dough in your oven. Use acrylic paint to bring your ornament to life! Homemade Christmas ornaments are a great way to bond as a family and you can have kids help you make the dough and paint the bears (just make sure no one sneaks a taste of the batter). Add a screw to the top and string your ornament on a tree. You can even give this craft as homemade Christmas gifts when the holiday season rolls around.
Baby Jesus Ornament: At the end of the day, Christmas is all about tradition and reverence. Homemade Christmas crafts should be fun to make, but if there isn't meaning behind them, you could be missing out on an important opportunity. Use simple wood pieces from a craft store and gather up some acrylic paint for this classic and simple ornament. If you're searching for Christmas decorating ideas that can be made as a family, look no further than this ornament.
Ruffled Fabric Christmas Wreath: Gather up your favorite Christmas fabric for this simple wreath. If you like to sew and enjoy out-of-the-box Christmas decorating ideas, then you'll have a ball making this project. Be sure to add colorful embellishments to your piece for a fun and meaningful twist. Best of all, this project can be made any time during the year and saved until the holiday season. Satisfy your urge to create cute Christmas crafts and make a homemade wreath that full of personality. Homemade Christmas crafts are a great excuse to use up old fabric scraps and try new designs.
Christmas Clay Pot Snowman: Christmas decorating ideas for mantels don't have to be over the top and complicated. Save some miniature clay pots throughout the warmer months and use them to create your own little snowmen. Place a few on your mantel, table or desk for a fun holiday touch. You can use scrap felt to create hats for your snowmen. Don't forget to break out the acrylic paint - this will help your characters come to life. Homemade Christmas crafts like this one are easy enough for kids but will keep adults busy, too.
Remember, if you enjoyed these 5 homemade Christmas decorations to make now, then you'll love getting even more projects in our free eBook, 6 Adorable Homemade Christmas Crafts for Summer.
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