Christmas spreads cheer and joy and it's all about being with family and friends. The preparation for the Christmas starts much ahead of its arrival and you take pains to choose gifts and plan menus for the party you will be throwing. You might even pick some decorative items for the home. However, Christmas almost always end up emptying your pockets what with all the shopping for clothes and gifts. You want to make your home look best this season and try everything possible for it to look great. However, instead of spending big bucks on expensive decorative crafts, you can make them at home with the things available at your home. It will not only act as a fun project, it would save you money and would give you time to spend with your friends and family. You can add the festive mood and show your Christmas spirit by showing off your skills and talents to enthrall your family and friends. Homemade Christmas ornaments include gingerbread men and wreaths, traditional bells and stars, colorful candy canes or Santa, glittery angels, cute reindeer or snowmen, and sparkling snowflakes or icicles. Here given are the idea of some handmade Christmas crafts.
Handmade Christmas Crafts
You can find some interesting Christmas crafts that you can make at home without spending too much on it. Read on to know homemade Christmas crafts.
Homemade Christmas Crafts
- Narrow ribbon
- Cookie sheets
- Cookie cutters
- Garlic press
- Toothpicks or a cake tester
- Rolling pin
- Acrylic paint
- Sparkly paint
- Clear varnish
Christmas Ornament Dough
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of water
How To Make
- Mix the flour and salt add water to make it nicely kneaded soft dough. Make sure that the dough is really smooth.
- You can cut out the desired shapes that are used for your Christmas decorations.
- Using the rolling pin you can roll out dough to 1/8" – ¼" thickness
- Cut out desired shapes with a cookie cutter or knife for your homemade Christmas decorations
- You can either use different food colors to the ornaments of different shapes or you can paint it. It depends on your choice.
- Assemble all the ornaments that you have cut and compile it together. Now you can prick the centre of ornaments assembled, using a cake tester or a knife.
- Keep your ornaments for drying overnight. You can also bake the handmade ornaments in a slow oven set to 200-250 degrees for approximately 1-2 hours. But make sure that the ornaments don't burn. You can switch off the oven and let them dry in the warm oven.
- Now you can paint your ornaments. You can add some sparkle paints in the edges.
- Varnish the ornaments to make them last long.
- Cut the ribbon and pass it through the holes and tie a knot.
- The homemade Christmas ornaments are ready.
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt.
- 1/4 tsp of essential oil (your favorite scent).
- 2/3 cup of boiling water
How To Make
- Mix flour, salt, the essential oil boiling water and food color if you want
- Once it is cool enough to handle roll into small balls around 2-3 inch in size. You can also be creative and make assorted shapes.
- Dry it in a warm place for a week.