Did the Christmas season inspire you to make something beautiful yourself to decorate the house? But maybe you have already made your own Advent calendar, wreath for the front door or decoration for the windowsill and mantelpiece, and now you want to try something different? Then read this article! Here you will find 5 simple handicraft instructions for Christmas that can help you to make beautiful Christmas tree decorations yourself.
Handicraft instructions for Christmas: decorative stars
Do you think your Christmas tree needs new balls and decorations? Follow one of our crafting instructions for Christmas to create unique Christmas tree decorations! The ideas presented here are easy to make yourself, so your children can also take part. For example, you can work together to make spectacular stars out of paper. For this you need colored metal foil (for example red or gold), a glass, ballpoint pen, scissors, glue and thread. First place the glass on the foil and surround it with the pen. Then cut out the obtained circles (their number corresponds to that of the stars). Take a circle and fold it in half three times until you get a triangular piece. It should then be cut so that a rhombis is created (for this purpose you should use scissors to shape another symmetrical point opposite the point of the triangle). All that remains is to open the bit to see the result! With thread and glue you can hang the finished star on the Christmas tree.
Handicraft instructions for Christmas: Angels made of paper
Another original craft idea that you can try out for yourself is to make quilling angels. You may have heard of quilling – it’s an original crafting technique that involves using rolled strips of paper. All you need to make cute little quilling angels is scissors, toothpicks, glue, quilling paper and a vegetable holder. Wrap the paper strips for the angel’s body and wings over the vegetable holder. Glue these on top and let the glue dry well. Then wrap several strips of paper over a toothpick until the resulting disc is big enough for your head. The head is then glued to the body. To create curls for your angel, take strips of paper five to four inches long. These are also supposed to be rolled over a toothpick and then glued onto the head. complete!
Make Christmas tree decorations out of felt
But beautiful Christmas tree decorations can also be made from other materials – for example felt. You can find numerous handicraft instructions for Christmas with felt online, because it is an inexpensive material that is easy to work with. You can make a Christmas tree yourself from layers of felt very easily: all you have to do is cut out star-shaped pieces in different sizes from green felt, stack them on top of each other and then glue or sew the individual layers together. What is still missing is a square, brown piece of felt for the trunk, a star for the “top” and a ribbon to hang it up. You can also make pretty Christmas tree balls and funny figures out of felt – for example angels, snowmen and sweet owls or penguins. Colorful little “gifts” made of felt could also give your Christmas tree an original look. Just let your imagination run wild! You can find beautiful Christmas tree jewelry ideas here.
Crafting with pine cones
Do you love handicrafts with natural materials? Then we have a great idea just for you – handicrafts with pine cones! The originally decorated pine cones are simply perfect as Christmas tree decorations. Collect pine cones in different sizes and use different nail polish colors to turn them into real works of art! The pine cones can also be decorated with pearls or rhinestones – for this purpose you only need special glue for wood.
Christmas decorations made from salt dough
Spectacular Christmas decorations can also be made from salt dough. For this you need the following materials: two cups of flour, one cup of salt, one cup of water, rolling pin, cookie cutters, brush, acrylic paint, sturdy tape, and decorative stones of your choice. See the picture guide above for inspiration!