Easy Christmas decorations

christmas-decorations

Here’s a¬†couple of the easiest Christmas decorations anyone can make up. They don’t take too long to make and look great hanging on the tree. They also make really¬†easy¬†Christmas gifts too.¬†

There’s just something super special about making your own decorations, especially when you make them with your family.¬†Dressing the tree at Christmas time is a family ritual for most families. And when you dress it with decorations you’ve all made yourselves, it just adds something to the whole experience.

Wood cut decorations

If you’re like us and have a number of trees that need regular trimming and chopping, don’t be too hasty about getting rid of those branches.¬†Just leave them somewhere to dry for a season, and they make the perfect decoration. If you don’t have ready access to¬†trees you can trim,¬†not too worry, I’ve found a site that sells pre-cut rounds¬†here.

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Materials you will need

4cm round wood slices
Wood glue (I used Selleys Wood Glue)
Laser wood cut shapes (I purchased mine from Auckland Beads)
Small picture hooks
Ribbon
String

What to do
If you have your own wood, then simply cut the log into thin slices, about 10ml thick. Otherwise you can find people on Etsy who sell them pre-cut.

Choose the laser wood cut shape you want on your log, and glue into place with a strong wood glue.

Once the glue is dry, screw a small picture hook into the top of the wood, being careful not to split the wood slice.

Add a bow with a ribbon of your choice. This helps to hide the picture hook, and adds some nice detailing.

Finally tie some string through the picture hook for hanging. So easy!

 

Pom Pom Christmas Fairies

I just love these Pom Pom Christmas Fairies. You might remember a recent post where¬†I showed you how to make¬†Pom Pom Dolls. I thought these would make really great Christmas decorations. And that’s how¬†these cute Pom Pom Fairies came to light.

To make the Pom Pom Fairies follow the How to make Pom Pom Doll instructions.

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To turn your Pom Pom Doll into a Pom Pom Fairy you will need

White wool
Lace ribbon (for the wings)
Mod Podge glue
Gold paint
Hot glue gun

What to do

Follow the instructions for making a Pom Pom Doll, but use white wool instead of coloured wool. Now you need to make the wings.

To do this you need to place your lace ribbon on to a piece of baking paper and paint it with the Mod Podge glue. The lace will need about 2 – 3 coats.

Once the ribbon is dry and feels stiff, you can cut 2 wing shapes out for each Fairy.

Using a hot glue gun, attach the wings to the back of your Doll to turn her into a Fairy.

Alayna Flighty

Alayna lives in Pukerua Bay with her husband and two beautiful children, where she runs Laynescreative.com. She's a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for the arts. Alayna believes when children engage with the arts they develop their language, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and improve their overall confidence.

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