The bridge in December is the date that we all mark in red on our calendar when we get to work with the Christmas decorations . From December 6 to 8, we all took the opportunity to put up the Bethlehem portal, place the tree and take out the tinsel, the candles and the colored lights that will adorn our house throughout Christmas. It is a kind of unwritten rule, but the Constitution Bridge (of the Immaculate here in the south) is the moment when the whole family comes together with a common mission: to put up the Christmas decorations . More information
Although the Christmas decoration is the same year after year (it is not that we do not want to spend, it is that there are decorations that are already part of our life), every Christmas we try to give a different touch to the ornamentation of our house. We always look for the latest trends in Christmas decoration , we visit the Nativity Scene fairs and we indulge ourselves in the occasional low-cost treat in any store whose Christmas items especially attract our attention
But this year the situation requires that our plans are slightly altered and that we cannot visit Nativity scenes or want to make a large financial outlay. Despite this, innovating with Christmas decorations is still possible. Especially if we are lovers of crafts.
DIY ( do it yourself ) is a trend that a couple of years ago began to take center stage at Christmas. The idea of reusing materials and giving it a second life through crafts is a very interesting proposal and one that this year takes on special relevance.
We want to vary the Christmas decoration at home, we do not want to spend a lot and we are going to spend so much time at home on this bridge that we will not know what to do with so much free time. Therefore, the solution is to bet on Christmas crafts . Simple but very entertaining, these crafts can help us with the home decoration and, in addition, involve the children in the task.
The little ones in the house experience Christmas as something very special and they can’t wait to see the lights, the tree and the garlands. At this time of year they are happy, so a great idea is to involve them in the decoration by encouraging their creativity through simple crafts . Here we propose several for you to bring out your most skilled side.
- 1 Christmas tree with paper cupcakes
- 2 Christmas tree made with painted pasta
- 3 Christmas trees with felt and chains
- 4 Christmas wreaths with buttons, nuts or muffin paper
- 5 Candles decorated with glitter and cinnamon sticks
- 6 Figurines with pineapples
- 7 Christmas tree with colored balls
- 8 Wool pompoms to decorate gifts
- 9 Snowmen with socks
- 10 Felt decorations for the whole house
- 11 Christmas elves with wool
- 12 Christmas tree with buttons
Christmas tree with paper cupcakes
The Christmas tree is a decoration staple. Whether in an XXL size or a somewhat more minimalist version, the tree is always present in every home. If we want to involve the children and have our tree made with our own hands, we only need cupcake wrappers , stickers, string and glue.
Choose some original cupcake papers (now at Christmas there are many types). It is not necessary that you go to pastry shops, since it is an element that you can find in everything at a hundred at a very good price. Try to make the papers of different sizes for the different layers of the tree, for which you will only need to fold the cupcake paper into a triangle.
When you have all the folded papers (as many as how big you want your tree to be or depending on how many trees you want to make) glue them from the back to each other until you have your tree. Once they are all glued, decorate each layer with stickers , scraps of paper, or whatever comes to your mind. When the decoration of your trees is ready, you will only have to stick a rope on the back and ready to hang.
Christmas tree made with painted pasta
There is an unwritten rule that all children, at some point in their childhood, have to make pasta crafts. The typical macaroni necklace aside, Christmas is the perfect time for you to experiment with pasta and your creativity. You only need some pasta with an original shape , cardboard and colored paint (if possible in Christmas tones).
First you have to draw the shape of the tree on a piece of cardboard on which the painted paste will be placed. Once our tree (or our trees) is ready, we will select the paste to color and begin the process. We recommend the spirals to emulate the fir leaves and the noodles for the decorations. When the paste is painted (and dry) we will glue it to the cardboard with glue or silicone. Lugo you just have to place a very bright star on top and that’s it.
Christmas trees with felt and chains
Felt paper together with eva rubber are the most used materials when making crafts and this Christmas they become our allies when it comes to making our decorations. In this case, we have selected them to make our Christmas tree. For this we will only need a cardboard , which we will roll until it is in the shape of a cone, or a soft cork (also in the shape of a cone), which will become the base of the tree. Felt paper , scraps, foam rubber, buttons or wrapping paper are the rest of the necessary materials.
If we opt for the option in the image above, we will only have to draw and cut out those elements that we will place in the cone to shape our tree. If we choose the option in the lower image, we will have to make a kind of chain with pieces of fabric (cut in a rectangular shape) that we will place one next to the other to give place to the leaves of our tree.
A Christmas wreath on the door should never be missing. If this year we are inspired and, instead of the typical crown of every year, we want to innovate, crafts are our best ally. If we have already seen that cupcake wrappers can be used to make original trees, why not also to make a crown? For this we will need cardboard (or any rigid element that can serve as a base), cupcake wrappers , eva foam and any other element that we can think of.
First we will glue the muffin wrappers on the cardboard, this time in an extended way. We can glue as many as we want and do it in a concentric way to play with the colors and sizes . Once they are glued, we will place on them any element that the little ones in the house have drawn and cut out.
Another crown option (this one a little more rustic) is the one that can be made with fruits of the season , such as chestnuts, walnuts or acorns. A very natural way to make a crown.
If we already have our crown from previous years and what we want is to give it a different look, we will only need buttons to achieve it. We will leave the base green tinsel that all the crowns have and we will place buttons on top that we have previously joined with thread.
Candles decorated with glitter and cinnamon sticks
Candle lovers see Christmas as the perfect occasion to fill the house with candles. We propose two simple decoration options with which to give a different touch to the candles that we already have in case. First of all, we suggest that with cinnamon sticks you make a covering for the candle that you can finish with a good golden bow.
Although the favorite of children is the one made with glitter . We only need glitter and glue. It should be noted that the glitter when it expands is very difficult to remove, so we recommend doing this craft on a very clever surface, with newspaper underneath and without any other element nearby. When everything is ready, we will only have to spread the glue over the base of the candle and then apply the glitter very carefully. You have to let it dry to handle it without staining.
Figurines with pineapples
Perhaps the children can only help with the collection of pineapples and cut the fabrics with which we will dress our figurines, but they will love the result. We only need pinecones, felt, glue and balls . The mechanism is quite simple. The pineapple becomes the body of the figurine and on it we will place a ball that is the head and the fabrics that will help us create a character and another.
Christmas tree with colored balls
The best way to be entertained all afternoon is by making small trees with colored balls . We only need a piece of cardboard that we will fold into the shape of a cone and colored balls that we can buy in a haberdashery or in a one-hundred- dollar store . They are quite inexpensive and many often come in the package.
Once we have the elements we will only have to stick them one by one to our cone until we have the final result. Once all the balls are glued, we can add other decorative elements that give our tree an even more original appearance.
Wool pompoms to decorate gifts
Gift packages are also usually part of the decoration at Christmas and we can place them in our house in the simplest way (in addition, we can then use them to decorate our real gifts). We only need wool and two pieces of cardboard .
We will draw two circles of the same size and inside it we will redraw two small circles. Cut both pieces so that we have two circles of equal size with a hole in the center. We will join both circles and we will pass the wool around it, completely wrapping both circles.
Once they are completely wrapped, we cut the yarn at the end of the circle and tie it in the center to get the look of a ball .
Snowmen with socks
A fairly simple Christmas ornament that children love. We only need white socks, rice and elements with which we want to decorate our doll.
First we introduce the rice inside the sock, then we divide the sock into two balls of different sizes to shape the body of the doll, we close and then we place the elements that we like the most until our doll has its own personality.
Felt decorations for the whole house
Felt paper and string, this craft needs little else with which the children will have a great time. They can draw on the felt paper and then cut it out to place on their design all the elements with which they can give their ornament the desired look. For the ornament to have a little more body, we recommend having two parts, one front and one back, which will be sewn or glued and between which we will place some cotton.
Christmas elves with wool
Knowing the secret of wool balls, the wide decorative range that opens before us is very interesting. In this case, we will use the white balls to make little goblins. The ball is the beard, on which we will place a chickpea as a nose and to which we will add a hat made of felt and with a string attached to be able to hang it wherever we want.
Finally, the Christmas tree for those who love sewing. On a cone we are sticking buttons of different sizes and of green color to give shape to our tree, whose Christmas lights will be the colored pins that we place on it.