Written by Nabeela Mahboob and published on 27 April 2021.
What's Christmas without carols, bright lights, and shiny ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree? With these simple ideas and a little creativity, you can make these decorations with children at home
It's a season filled with songs, lights, 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 decor instead of giving a personalized touch to our houses. Here are some exciting 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.
|6 twigs of similar length|
|Quick-drying adhesive or glue gun|
|Jute cord/shiny string|
|Thermocol balls (optional)|
These are easy to make with any used light bulb you have at home. This beautiful ornament will add sparkle to your tree.
|Any plain used light bulbs|
|Sparkles/glitter powder in colours of your choice (golden, silver, red)|
|A pair of scissors|
1.Apply craft glue all over the glass bulb, leaving out the mount/support at the end.
2.Holding the support, sprinkle 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 the bulb. Then, create a bow with a 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.
|Round Christmas ball ornament|
|Pom-poms (in Christmas colors - red, white, green)|
|Liquid adhesive/glue gun|
These are easy to make at home and even young children can try them during celebrations. These tree-shaped ornaments will add more color to your Christmas tree.
|Blings or buttons|
|Paint in two colours|
|Jute cord or twine|
|Glitter paper/bright coloured paper|
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.
|Glitter sheet (Card stock)|
|Family photographs cut to the desired size|
|Name tags (A piece of white paper cut into strips to write the name or occasion)|
All of these ideas are easy to make and will not take more than a couple of minutes. These will add a personal touch to the Christmas festivities and also be a good bonding exercise for the family.