Christmas Ornaments Kit

December 16, 2005 by  
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Do it yourself Christmas ornaments? 10 pts for most helpful answer!?

Help! I need some ideas for do-it-yourself Christmas tree ornaments and my head is completely EMPTY right now. I did a web search but all I get is "purchase this kit" garbage...

Any ideas will help me so much - thank you! Plus I promise to pick a best answer!!!

Do a google search for "Salt Dough" It's a dough you make with salt, flour, and water. I don't remember the exact ratios. But you'll need those ingredients, thin ribbon, a straw, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, and some paints. You can get little bottles of paint in the craft section of Walmart, they are about .88 to .97 cents per bottle. The salt dough will either need to be dried for a couple of days or baked in a low oven. I usually bake it, it's quicker.

You could also make beaded icicles or candy canes. You'll need pipe cleaners, found in the craft department, and clear, red, and white beads. For icicles, cut a pipe cleaner in half, curl the top of it around to thread a ribbon through to hang it with, you'll want different sizes of clear round beads, start with little ones then a couple of bigger ones, then taper off to smaller ones to the bottom of the pipe cleaner, and bend the bottom of the pipe cleaner so that the beads don't slide off, I use a pair of needle nose pliers to bend the pipe cleaner.

For candy canes, use red and clear or red and white beads, make it the same as the icicle, only same size of beads, bend the top over and you have a candy cane.

You can also get ribbon (about 1 to 2 inches wide) and make bows to put on the branches.

You could also get some Christmas chocolate candy molds, and some plaster of paris and make ornaments to paint , make sure to put in a paperclip before it dries to hang it with.

If you'd like you can get some spray polyurathane to coat all of your painted ornaments after they are dry.

Christmas Crafts For Kids

Got kids? If so, it's obvious to you just how much kids love the holidays. for this reason you may want to think about letting your family help you decorate for the holidays. In fact, in addition to just letting them help you hang Christmas decorations, you may also want to let them craft their own handmade holiday decorations. Not only will you discover that there are numerous benefits to doing so, but you will also discover that there are a number of fun and exciting Christmas decorations that they can easily make.

Almost everyone has a Christmas tree; therefore, there is a good chance that your family will have one. One fun and exciting holiday craft project that your children could do involves creating their own holiday ornaments. Seasonal ornaments can be made from regular paper or any other type of material. Check your local craft store for ornament kits and guides. Take the kids with you and let them select their own ornament projects. Make sure to get other things that you might require such as paint, scissors, and glue. Also, don't forget the glitter.

Aside from|In addition to} Christmas trees, quite a few families have small Christmas plaques or pictures throughout their home. These signs and pictures often have a Christmas message or have a painting of Santa. Your children could simply make their own paintings or drawings, more than likely you already have these items in your home. Your child's picture would likely look great on your refrigerator or you could even frame the picture and hang it up somewhere else inside your home. Children of any age love this project and, as previously mentioned, is a great way to save money this holiday|Christmas} season since you probably already have all of the needed supplies.

Another fun Christmas decoration that your children could do is make silk arrangement for your dinning room table. In fact, you may also want to use that centerpiece for your holiday dinner. If you are looking for a somewhat professional centerpiece, you could easily have your kids make their own for their table. You can do this by purchasing artificial floral materials, a large bowl or vase, as well as other decorative items. Your family can easily craft these items to make their own unique centerpieces for your dinning room table. It may also be a good idea to let them be crafty. Your kids may also be able to create a centerpiece in the shape of Santa or a Christmas star|Christmas tree} by using construction paper and a few other small supplies.

These easy Christmas crafts are just a few to get you started. Use your imagination! Let the kids get creative! Don't forget, hands wash and tables wipe off, but these memories will last. Your children are only going to be this particular age this Christmas.

Regardless of which type of Christmas decorations you allow your kids to make, they will likely enjoy the experience, most of all if you participate as well. For a child, there is nothing like seeing their Christmas drawings hanging on the walls or their holiday ornaments hanging on the tree. That is why I suggest letting your children make their own holiday decorations. As mentioned above, there are numerous decorations that they can easily create; decorations that require little time and money.

About the Author

Learn more about home decorating with free articles, tips, and ideas at NanasAtticStore.com/Decorating.

Dana Burnett is a published literary author living in beautiful Southern Indiana. She turned her love of decorating into her own succesful business http://www.nanasatticstore.com.

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