Christmas DIY Decorations

Hi guys! So, since the last of the schools break up today( I’ve been off since Friday,cue evil laugh), families are going to be spending a lot more time together. Unfortunately, in my family, despite the festive season, we tend to argue. Frequently. Very frequently. Actually, constantly. However, making decorations usually shuts us up. Yeah,right! As if! No, instead we start arguing about whose decorations are better. But just ’cause we’re a completely dysfunctional family doesn’t mean the whole world should stop making decorations. In fact, these are some of my favourites:

DISCLAIMER: I am awful at art and craft. It should be illegal for me to advise ANYONE upon these matters, yet that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I do not take responsibility for any damage to you, your house or your reputation if they turn out badly. 

Just kidding! (Not)

1) Paper Snowflakes:

Now, most people make 8-pointed snowflakes, however these 6-pointed ones look just as good. Here’s what I do:

What you’ll need:

  • Square White Paper
  • Scissors 
  1. Take a square and fold it in half to form a triangle.
  2. Next, fold the triangle in half to form a smaller triangle.
  3. Now, fold over a third into the shape. This is tricky to describe but I’ll try my best. Split the triangle into three, roughly. If you want to be precise, each angle should be 30 degrees. Now take either the left or right third and fold it onto itself. 
  4. Next, fold the other third onto itself. You’ll end up with something that looks a bit like an ice-cream cone.
  5. After, hold the cone so the bit that would hold the ice-cream is facing outwards. Hold it on it’s front- you should be able to see the folds of the thirds. Then snip off an arch from the top. You should cut off the folds of the thirds at minimum.
  6. Easy bit! Now, cut off little triangles or shapes from the edge that is closed. 
  7. Once, you’re done open the paper up carefully and ta-da! One perfect snowflake! 

2) Fake Snow:

This next one is much simpler! You’ll be done in 5 minutes!

What you’ll need:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Thread
  1. Thread the cotton balls leaving some space between the balls of cotton.
  2. Hang them from the ceiling or near a windowsill to create the illusion of a white Christmas.

See…told you that would be easy!

3) Paper Chains:

These aren’t very Christmasssy but they always look good. Now, I know that these are a very hard thing to make, so here’s the method(!):

What you’ll need:

  • Vinyl/Paper
  • Scissors 
  • Gluestick
  1. Take pieces of vinyl or paper of different colours(3-5) and cut them into strips. Alternatively, you can buy these where they’ll be cut beforehand.
  2. Join the strips together using a gluestick. Make the first one and then for the second, pass the strip in and out of the 1st paper ring and then stick.
  3. Repeat until you reach your desired length. 
  4. Hang from ceilings of wherever you want.

That was very challenging! Congrats if you finished successfully!

These are just a few of my favourite DIY decorations ready in time for Christmas. If any of you try these out, please drop a comment below to let me know how it went. See you later!


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