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It’s time to make your house look more festive! Stick a Christmas movie or some Christmas music on and get cracking on our easy DIY Christmas decorations. And don’t worry about getting paint or glitter everywhere – this just gives the decorations more festive charm.
DIY Christmas decorations ideas: Two easy crafts to make this season
With these easy step-by-step guides, we’ll show you two Christmas decoration crafts to fill up your home with fun, joy, (glue), and laughter this season.
Christmas bunting: A paper towel craft
Get ready for Father Christmas coming to visit with our DIY Christmas decorations: this bunting will look awesome when you finish!
What you’ll need
- Plenty Original 200 sheet
- Glue or tape
Safety note: If you are making bunting with children, make sure that they remain supervised when using scissors.
- Decide how long you want your bunting to be. Why not pick the spot you will hang it and hold up the string to check it is the correct length?
- Now it’s time to make your shapes. You could make snowmen or white Christmas trees by simply cutting them from a sheet of Plenty original. Snowflakes makes for a classic bunting. Here’s how:
- Take a piece of paper towel and fold it in half diagonally to create a triangle.
- Fold your triangle in half to create a smaller triangle.
- Next, fold your triangle into 3, taking the corners into the middle.
- Taking care not to fully cut across your triangle, cut out small shapes, lines and curves into the edges of your triangle.
- Unfold your paper to reveal your snowflake and watch all of the excess paper flutter to the ground. Ah, Christmas.
- Attach the Christmas shapes to your string. You can do this by folding the top over and gluing it over the string or by taping each shape in place.
- Time to hang your bunting and enjoy it!
3D recycled cardboard Christmas tree craft
Get creative and save the planet with this super easy Christmas craft.
What you’ll need
- Paper towel cardboard tubes
- Small baubles and decorations
- Paint and glitter (optional (but mandatory if you fancy some fun))
- Lay the paper towel cardboard tubes next to one another and glue them together.
- Create a pyramid shape by layering lines of paper towel cardboard tubes on top of one another, reducing the number of tubes on each layer. For example, four tubes on the bottom, with three laid on top, then two, and finally one to finish.
- If you wish to make the structure more stable, cut a triangle piece of carboard and use it to back the tubes.
- To make the trunk:
- Cut two paper towel cardboard tubes in half.
- Glue the four pieces together, with two next to each other and two in front of the others.
- Glue the trunk in the centre of your paper towel cardboard tube Christmas tree pyramid.
- Last, but not least, add a bit of Christmas sparkle by decorating your new Christmas tree. You could:
- Paint the cardboard tubes green.
- Add a bit of glue and sprinkle glitter all over.
- Glue baubles or small decorations into the inside of each tube.
- Add a tree topper.
It doesn’t matter if there’s more glue and glitter flying around than snowballs – you can grab a sheet from a pack of Plenty Handy Towels with one hand. So even if one hands covered in glitter, you can grab one with ease.
Get creative with these two easy Christmas decorations crafts ideas and add a bit of homemade joy to your home this season.