I have been trying to make Christmas decorations with my daughter using only the craft supplies that I already have.
I don’t have a lot of card left so I have been recycling old paintings that my daughter did that had just been sitting in a drawer! We enjoy getting paints out and making pictures but I never know what to do with them afterwards! I decided it would be nice to use the old paintings to make decorations. I have been using Christmas cookie cutters as stencils to cut shapes out. I plan to make a lot of these to use as decorative hangings.
I have a lot of coloured lolly sticks so used those to make triangle shapes to become Christmas tree and angel decorations. I used recycled yellow card and the star cookie cutter to make stars for the top of the trees. We stuck on sequins for the baubles. I used pipe cleaners to make wings and halos for the angels.
The hand and footprint crafts that we did earlier have been stuck onto some twine to make a nice decorative hanging. We also decorated the hand print wreath with a little glitter glue and sequins.
I wanted to make a wreath out of the pinecones but I don’t have a hot glue gun and PVA glue just isn’t good enough for sticking pinecones together. I decided I would try stringing them together with wool and have created a really lovely looking pinecone garland to hang over the fireplace.
Using a few of the card pieces I had left I cut out some bauble shapes and let my daughter decorate them, she used sequins on one and crepe and tissue paper on the other.
We had a few stones that my daughter had collected so I have painted a baby Jesus on one of those. If I have time I may paint some more Nativity figures on some of the other stones.
It is lovely having homemade decorations in the home and hopefully they will last a few years and add to our collection of Christmas decorations. Now I just need to attach wool to the baubles, trees and wreath and decide where to hang them.