Doing Christmas crafts with kids – what a lovely way to start Christmas countdown!
Christmas is just around the corner and in our house it means its Christmas Crafts Time.
We love making Christmas crafts as it sets us into real Christmas festive mood. This year, instead of buying the crafts materials for our kids craft projects, I decided to use all the left over Christmas wrapping paper from last year, all unused Christmas cards, and old Christmas decorations. I bet you all have hips and hips of unfinished paper rolls, post cards and boxes of chip baubles that you bought because they were on sale last year ;). What a great opportunity to clean your garage and to recycle all the staff you don’t need any more and create something unique and special!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- A wire coat hanger
- Round Christmas tree baubles
- Hot glue gun
HOW TO DO IT:
Bend the hanger into a circle. Next untwist the end of the hanger and once you've done that you need to put your baubles in some sort of order, otherwise you are going to end up with clumps of one color baubles. Alternate colors and use smaller sizes to fill in the gaps. Then bend one end of the wire upwards, this will keep your baubles from falling off as your putting them on.
You can use a little glue to keep the baubles in position but it works just as well without and will allow you to reuse the baubles on your tree another year.
When you finish the whole wreath twist the ends of the wire with pliers. Cover the hook of the wire hanger with wide ribbon and it’s ready to go.
You can also use this Beautiful Bauble Christmas Wreath to go on our dining table as a center piece.
Every year we decorate our house using different color coordinated Christmas decorations. This year Christmas at our place will be in traditional red, golden and green colors. And I decided to make several Christmas wreathes for door decorations and to use as a table centerpiece.
Great Christmas craft for the kids, easy to do, inexpensive and fun to do during the holidays.