Christmas Crafts

Christmas+Crafts

Jaida Brice, Reporter

Stuck at home and bored? Want to make something fun for the Christmas season? Then here are some Christmas decoration crafts to make.

 

Homemade Rudolf lightbulb Ornaments

A Christmas ornament decoration that brings to your house.

Materials:

  • Light bulbs
  • Paint (glass or Acrylic)
  • Red Pom Pom
  • Two Googly eyes
  • Hot glue or glue dots
  • One Brown Pipe cleaner
  • Yarn or string

Steps:

  1. Paint your light bulb’s glass part. Let it dry completely
  2. Once your light bulb is dry, turn on your hot glue gun or get your glue dots and glue on the eyes and nose of your reindeer.
  3. Take your pipe cleaner and bend it in half, then bend and twist each half two make two antlers.
  4. Glue on your pipe cleaner’s middle bent part on the back of the lightbulb.
  5. Take your yarn or string and make a loop the size of your choice that will be able to hang on your tree. Glue it to the top metal part of your light bulb ornament.
  6. Hang It on your tree

 

Crayon Ornaments

A fun way of making a colorful ornament for all your family to enjoy.

Materials:

  • Crayons with colors of your choice
  • Clear Ornament balls 
  • Blow dryer
  • Heatproof glove

 

Steps:

  1. Brake the crayons you chose (4-3 small pieces).
  2. Open up the ornament, and put the crayon bits in the ornament. Close the ornament back up.
  3. Put the glove on and grab your blow dryer.
  4. Hold the ornament and put the blow dryer on high heat. Melt the crayons and spin the ornament around.
  5. Let the ornament sit and the crayon stuff will harden.
  6. Put the top of the ornament back on and hang it on your tree.

 

Cinnamon Stick Christmas trees

A decoration that smells good and looks nice.

Materials:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Ribbon (any colors of your choice)

Optional: String 

 

Steps:

  1. Cut your ribbon into pieces with lengths going from bigger to smaller.
  2. Take a cinnamon stick and tie or knot the largest ribbon on the bottom of the stick and continue tying your ribbon to the stick and make sure they are getting smaller the closer they are to the top.
  3. Tie a bow with your ribbon at the top 

Optional: put a loop of string or Ribbon on the top before you tie the bow and then tie the bow on it so it can be an ornament.

 

Merry Christmas Banner

Materials:

  • Green and Red Scrapbook Paper
  • Adhesive alphabet letters
  • Scissors
  • Mini clothespins
  • Twine or String

 

Steps:

  1. Using Scissors, cut your scrapbook paper into 2.5 x 5 in. rectangles.
  2. Cut a triangle out of the bottom of each paper rectangle using scissors. Make a stencil out of the scrap paper piece you cut out of the first rectangle, to make sure each triangle cut is the same size.
  3. Remove the back from the letters so the adhesive shows and attach to each paper flag. Make sure it spells out what you want it to say.
  4. Cut one long piece (or two medium length pieces)  of twine or string and attach each flag peice with two mini clothespins, make sure you leave equal space between the flags and extra twine or string on each end to hang.

All of these crafts are easy to do and will decorate your house for this Christmas season. Make one of these to pass your time or just to simply have fun, maybe even a present. Merry Christmas!