3 Christmas Creations For Craft Mums:
Tis not quite the season yet, but decorations are already in the shops and we have no doubt that Santa’s elves are working diligently to catch up after lockdown.
But while the North Pole works hard, parents work harder to make Christmas a magical time for their young ones.
And what could be more magical than time spent at home making Christmassy decorations and eating mince pies?
If you’re in need of a little festive inspiration for your seasonal crafting sessions, take a look at these three creations to deck the halls.
1. Mini trees
Putting the Christmas tree up is a highlight of the holiday season. Whether you’re up against the awkward assembly of a boxed tree or the scatterings of pine needles if you prefer the real thing, the arduous task of untangling fairy lights and inevitable rearranging once the kids have had their fun are just a few guaranteed annual occurrences.
But if one tree isn’t enough for your household, why not make your own mini tree ornament?
Cardboard constructions are a great way to keep it simple and can easily be painted or drawn on, whilst wire can be twisted and moulded into shape to create a minimalist effect that looks great in any room and compliments the rest of your décor – Ormiston Wire are great suppliers for these kinds of crafts.
And if you need to liven your tree up a little, break out the glitter paint to introduce a spot of sparkle!
2. Snack time
Baking is a fun family activity with tasty results and a session in the kitchen is a great excuse to indulge in some sweet treats.
Cupcake, cookies and even mince pies are easy enough to make, but if you want to level up your gourmet game for the winter, it’s all in the decorating. Icing sugar is your friend, as are sprinkles, sparkles and fondant decorations.
If you’re looking to keep the sugar content down, fruit skewers creatively stacked can become Christmas characters with a little imagination.
Or for a savory option, boiled eggs and sliced carrot can easily be crafted into a Christmas snowman – perfect for lunchboxes or a healthy nibble between meals!
3. Snow Globes
Everyone loves a snow globe – picturesque little scenes that swirl with glitter when you give them a shake.
And they’re surprisingly easy to make. If you’re feeling a little lazy, you can buy DIY kits, and some will even come with Christmas themed decorations to fill your globe with.
But for those up to the challenge, making your own snow globe is a chance to personalize your mantelpiece with a magical homemade creation.
The ‘filling’ of your globe is easy enough to come by, as craft stores are generally equipped with miniature decorations that fit right in, whilst empty jam jars can be re-used for the casing.
If these tips have inspired your Christmas creativity, it’s time to get crafty!