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Blogmas Day 17 - DIY Christmas Decorations Ideas

Thursday, December 17, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

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DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IDEAS

I have come up with Do It Yourself Christmas Decoration ideas for around the home. I'll explain what you need and how to make them. Don' worry none of them are complicated, even I can do them.

I hope my instructions are clear enough, but it can be complicated to explain. However as I have said they are basic, so you will probably get the idea. If you are confused leave a comment and I will help you :)

Paper Chains
What you need:
  • Coloured paper or card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil (optional)

Steps:
  • If you don't have a pencil and a ruler skip this step! Get your paper and ruler. Draw a straight line down the paper leaving an equal gap between each line. The gap between each line can be any size, but to keep things simple I suggest the width of the ruler (around one inch)
  • Get your scissors and cut the paper into strips. (Following the lines if you did the step above)
  • When you finished cutting all you paper/card into strips, add some glue to one end of the strip 
  • Then try and create a loop, sticking the glued end to the other end of the strip
  • Repeat creating loops until you have made a chain that is long enough for what you want
  • Now you can hang up your paper chain, or wrap it around the Christmas tree
It really doesn't make a difference which method you use, but using a pencil and ruler would probably have neater results.


Paper Snowflakes
What you need:
  • Paper or card
  • Scissors
  • Round Object, e.g. a large jar
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon or string (Optional)

Steps:
  • Get your paper or card and get something round, e.g. a large jar
  • Draw a circle around the round object onto the paper
  • Cut around the circle
  • Fold the circle in half
  • Draw a pattern on one half of the circle, creating a snowflake look
  • Cut the lines in pattern you have drawn
  • When you unfold the circle it will have symmetrical holes
Optional:
  • If you have made a lot of snowflakes you could get ribbon/string and make small loops to hang them on the Christmas Tree

Banners
What you need:
  • Paper or card
  • Pencils
  • Ribbon or string
  • Colouring crayons
  • Scissors (Optional)

Steps:
  • If you dont have scissors, skip this step! Cut the paper into large triangles
  • Write each of the following letters onto the separate pieces. "M" "E" "R" "R" "Y" "C" "H" "R" "I" "S" "T" "M" "A" "S".
  • Draw something festive in the corners, like a reindeer, snowman, Santa, snowflake, Christmas tree etc.
  • Colour the letters in how you like. They could be one colour, stripey, dotty, or however you want
  • Colour in the festive characters
  • Hang the paper onto some string or ribbon, and place the banner wherever you want

Biscuit Baubles
This is advanced DIY decorations, however they do look very nice. And make a tasty treat too.

I recommend you cheat a little on this one and buy premade biscuits, because it saves time and means less washing up.

What you need:
  • If you are baking the biscuits: Biscuit recipe (gingerbread or shortbread). This will vary depending on; what type of biscuit, and the amount of biscuits you are making.
  • If you are baking the biscuits: Biscuit Shape Cutters (Festive ones like, stars, Christmas trees, snowmen, reindeer's - or a basic gingerbread man shape)
  • If you are using premade biscuits: Premade biscuits with holes at the top
  • Icing 
  • Icing Pens
  • Cake Decorations
  • Ribbon or string

Steps:
  • If you are baking the biscuits: Follow biscuit recipe. Using a baking recipe book, or print off the recipe if you don't know it
  • If you are baking the biscuits: Cut them into shapes. Make sure there is a hole in the top of the biscuit
  • If you are baking the biscuits: Wait for the biscuits to finish and cool down before continuing 
  • If you are using premade biscuits: Make sure there is a hole in the top of the biscuit
  • Spread icing over the front of the biscuit
  • Decorate them using the icing pens, sprinkles, and any other decorations you have
  • When the icing has dried, but some ribbon or string through the hole and hang on the tree.
  • Make sure you eat them soon

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