Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Crafts

As many of you know by now, the girls in my family get together about once a month for a craft day. It's always a great day with lots of laughing and so many beautiful creations.

There were so many ideas for Christmas crafts that we had to have two craft days in November.

I'm going to show you a few of the things made and a quick run down on how you can do it too.

Make your own dinner set:
You have probably been living under a rock if you haven't seen this idea online recently.

Buy some plain white plates (or bowls and even mugs). I got a box of ten plates from Kmart for $10. Get yourself a bunch of sharpies and get to work drawing your designs on. If you make a mistake don't worry, wipe it off with a baby wipe and start again.
Place in a cold oven and heat to 180. Bake for 30 mins. Cool in the oven with the door ajar.

Tinsel Wreath:
This one is gorgeous and so simple that its perfect for kids craft.
Take a wire coat hanger and shape into a circle. Wrap tinsel around the coat hanger tying the ends on as you go. Keep wrapping until the coat hanger is no longer visible.
Tie on some decorations or bells.

Paper ornaments:
 My mum made these. I think they are so funky and really easy to make.
Take some of your favourite Christmas scrap booking paper and cut out circles. Folding each circle in half as you go. Place 8 circles in a stack and use some cord to tie around the fold line.
Fan out all the circles. Glue the circles together, alternating between top and bottom. Decorate with glitter.

Gift tags:
 I found some awesome glitter paper at Spotlight. I cut this into small rectangular shapes then glued some plain white card on top. I cut out some Christmassy pictures from the glitter paper and stuck them on the front.

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