Personalized greetings, custom wreaths, DIY tree decorations, garlands, pretty wrappers… fill your home with lovingly crafted Christmas details. The typical crowns made of heather, moss or pine cones are over, in the same way as the models made with soda straws, spools of thread, colored felt balls, cork stoppers or clothespins. It is time to innovate and apply designs that are more sophisticated. Still don’t know how? We want you to find inspiration; But, for this, it is convenient that you extract some basic ideas like the ones we show you below. Therefore, we want to present you these 12 ideas to decorate the house and create your own Christmas.
To have a different Christmas, we must pay attention to other spaces where we can also apply Christmas decorations. For example, in the kitchen you can hang stars made of cardboard with seeds, a DIY handmade design. In the same way, and taking advantage of the fact that we are in this part of the house, we can make our own cookies, put them in small envelopes and use them as a detail next to the plate of each guest that we have at Christmas Eve dinner.
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE
This year, make gifts part of the Christmas decoration, it will be fun, especially if you have children at home. To prevent them from opening early, you can place dummy packages around the tree, fireplace, or in a box, and replace them with the real ones on Christmas Eve or the evening before Twelfth Night.
On the other hand, we recommend that all members of the family participate in the Christmas decoration and in making crafts to achieve, thus, an environment in which all of you have contributed. This is also the Christmas party, spending time together and enjoying as a family.
In short, if you want to apply good ideas to have an original Christmas home, we show you some examples in the following gallery of images that, without a doubt, you are going to love them!
1- BASIC MATERIALS
Collect all those accessories that can be useful for your crafts: loose scraps, colored ribbons, wrapping paper, printing rollers, string, Christmas decorations, scissors, labels, die cutters, stamps … If you want to be inspired, take a look at www.marialunarillos.com
2- DRESS YOUR TREE IN STYLE
Turn old scraps into pretty decorated socks. Cut a boot-shaped paper template, place it on the fabric, and cut out two equal shapes. Join them on the wrong side and sew a hem on all sides except the top. Here you sew a ribbon as a handle. Flip the sock over and hang it on the Christmas tree or doorknobs.
3- GARLAND WITH MESSAGE
Decorate a living room wall, fireplace or bookshelf with a decorative garland made of red and green tinsel ribbons. Hang different letters on one of them that form emotional words and create a Christmas atmosphere: peace, Merry Christmas, Oh, oh, oh … You will make them the center of attention.
4- ADVENT CALENDAR
Advent calendar made with cloth bags
Cut different fabrics in a rectangular shape, join them on the wrong side and sew them into little bags. Sew on the right some patches decorated with numbers, from 1 to 24. Close the bags with string or colored ribbons and hang them in order on the wall. The countdown begins!
5- TO WELCOME
Do you want everyone to find out in your house to feel the same vitality that you have? Start by decorating the front door with a Christmas wreath . Recycle the old dry twig wreath and cover it with full-color gift bows. Fix them with super glue or hot silicone until they fill it completely and thus give it a greater sensation of volume.
6- DECORATE THE CORRIDOR
For a durable wreath, cover a styrofoam ring with glued strips of patterned fabric in different shades of red. Cut the ends with pinking scissors to give them the same shape. Tie it with a ribbon and hang it on the wall, on the doors … You can put several around the house.
7- A GIFT WITH SURPRISE
Typical of Anglo-Saxon countries, crackers are cylindrical packages whose interior is filled with sweets, sweets or Christmas messages. To make them you need cardboard tubes, wrapping paper and the surprise. Wrapped like a candy, the grace is to stretch both ends to break the central part; whoever gets the biggest share gets the gift.
8- OF YOUR FIST AND LETTER
What a joy it is to receive Christmas greetings! This year send family and friends personalized cards . Help yourself with a roller with designs typical of the holidays: snow, reindeer, Santa Claus … Apply this idea on plain wrapping papers or table runners.
9- WITH SWEET TOUCH
Do you want to decorate your gifts differently? Take advantage of the holidays to make delicious cookies , put them in bags made with baking paper or cellophane. Before closing, pierce the top and tie a decorative card with a ribbon. You can give them as is or decorate the packages with them.
10- STARS FOR THE DAY
These pretty Christmas crafts are great for the kitchen. A mobile made from a dry tree branch hangs in the window. Wrap it with pine twigs and tie funny cardboard stars decorated with glued seeds at different heights. And if you add a string of lights, it will light up at night!
11- VERY CHIC WRAPPING
If you’re using butcher paper to wrap your gifts and you don’t want the packages to be so sober, add a flirty touch with patterned scraps of fabric, burlap, braided cord, dried twigs, or vintage decorations like old coins, buttons, or bells. The end result will be perfect.
12- A GOOD COLLECTION
To keep the mystery to the end, keep the gifts in a safe place. Put them in a wide bag, measuring 90 x 70 cm, which you will create by sewing two pieces of fabric, one smooth and the other patterned. Decorate this one with a Christmas figure previously cut out of the plain fabric.