5 easy-to-make Christmas decorations
Frosty paper snowflakes
Let it snow at home with this easy-to-make Christmas decoration! Cut out snowflakes from white paper. Make them in as many different sizes and patterns as you like: large, small, four-pointed, six-pointed, spiky and rounded. Pour some granulated sugar onto a plate, brush both sides of the paper snowflakes with glue, dip them in the sugar, and you get frosty snowflakes that twinkle and glitter in the light. Tie thread through the top and hang them up.
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Snowy plastic beads
Do you have any fans of plastic beads at home? This is the perfect Christmas decoration craft. Let them loose with white or transparent plastic beads and pegboards until you have drifts of snowflakes to use as decorations. Hang snowflakes in your Christmas tree or use them as fridge magnets, necklaces, decorations on presents, brooches – a snowflake adds a touch of winter magic to just about anything!
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Here’s a different Christmas decoration idea! Make a festive snowfall mobile by threading marshmallows on cotton with the help of a sewing needle. Tie a knot or a plastic bead under each marshmallow to stop it sliding off the cotton thread. Hang them from a nice stick.
Snowy-look tissue paper
If you want to cover up a dull, grey and not particularly wintry view, you can tape large decorations made of white tissue paper on your window. You can buy or make pom-poms or flowers of tissue paper (you can find many descriptions for making your own online – it’s a lot easier and quicker than you might think). The light shines through the sheer paper for a delicate, wintry effect.
Sugar cube lanterns
A really easy-to-make Christmas decoration is this lovely igloo lantern. Stack sugar cubes around a candle holder, making sure to keep a safe distance between the tealight and the sugar cubes. Stick the cubes together with icing or glue.
It’s a good idea to use small LED lights instead of tealights to avoid any worries of a sugar meltdown. And be creative – everything in white can have a snowy feel to light up the winter darkness.
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