What’s Yuletide without carol singing, bright lights and blingy ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree? With our super ideas and some creativity, you can make these decorations with children at home
By Nabeela Mahboob
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other” － Burton Hillis
It’s a season filled with songs, glitters, treats and lots of decorations. And a time for all members of the family to get together from near and far, and bond with each other. With guests visiting us and sharing gifts with family and friends, Christmas sets the mood for joy and celebration.
Getting the Christmas tree ready is a fun task that we look forward to but in the hustle and bustle of our lives, we often opt for readymade décor instead of giving a personalised touch to our houses. Here are some sparkling Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ideas you can make with your children to beautify your lovely tree:
These rustic looking stars bring a homely and congenial atmosphere into the house
These are easy to make using any used light bulb you may have at home, this beautiful ornament will add sparkle to your tree
1.Apply craft glue all over the glass bulb, leaving out the mount/support at the end.
2.Holding the support, sprinkle the glitter all over the bulb while revolving it
3.Make sure the whole glass bulb is coated. Let it dry.
4.Once dry, tie a string around the mount to hang. Then, create a festive bow with ribbon and fix it to the mount of the bulb.
5.Hang this sparkling decoration on the tree.
Pom-poms are decorative items easily available and are fun to use. They can be used on top of plain ornaments to make them look festive and cheerful.
These are easy to make at home and even small children can try them during the celebrations. Tree-shaped ornaments on the Christmas tree look bright and colourful.
Now this can bring back beautiful memories. Collect pictures of all the important occasions that had been spent during the year to make this fantastic dangler.
All of these ideas are easy to make and would not take more than a couple of minutes. These would add a personal touch to the Christmas festivities and also be a good bonding exercise for the family.
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