The December bridge is the date that we all mark in red on our calendar when it comes to getting down to work with the Christmas decoration . From the 6th to the 8th of December we all took the opportunity to put up the Nativity scene, place the tree and take out the tinsel, the candles and the colored lights that will decorate our house throughout Christmas. It is a kind of unwritten rule, but the Constitution bridge (of the Inmaculada here in the south) is the moment in which the whole family gets together with a common mission: to put up the Christmas decorations .
Although the Christmas decoration is the same year after year (it’s not that we don’t want to spend, it’s that there are decorations that are already part of our lives), every Christmas we try to give it adifferent touch to the ornamentation of our house. We always look for the latest trends in Christmas decoration, we go to the Christmas fairs and give ourselves the occasional low cost whim in any store whose Christmas items especially attract our attention (Primark has a gift for that).
But this year the situation requires that our plans be slightly altered and that we cannot visit Nativity Scene fairs nor do we want to make a large financial outlay. Despite this, innovating with Christmas decoration is still possible. Especially if we are lovers of crafts.
DIY (do it yourself) is a trend that a couple of years ago began to gain special prominence at Christmas. The idea of ​​reusing materials and giving them a second life through crafts is a very interesting proposal and one that this year is especially relevant.
We want to vary the Christmas decoration at home, we don’t want to spend a lot and we are going to spend so much time at home this bridge that we won’t know what to do with so much free time. Therefore, the solution is to bet on Christmas crafts . Simple but very entertaining, these crafts can help us with the decoration of the house and, in addition, involve the children in the task.
The little ones in the house experience Christmas as something very special and they are dying to see the lights, the tree and the garlands. At this time of year they are happy, so a great idea is to involve them in the decoration, encouraging their creativity through simple crafts . Here we propose several for you to bring out your most skilled side.

Christmas tree with muffin paper

The Christmas tree is a basic element of decoration. Whether in an XXL size or a somewhat more minimalist version, the tree is always present in every home. If what we want is to involve the children and that our tree is made with our own hands, we only need cupcake wrappers , stickers, string and glue.
Choose some original cupcake papers (now at Christmas there are many types). It is not necessary that you go to pastry shops, since it is an element that you can find in everything at a hundred at a very good price. Try to make the papers of different sizes for the different layers of the tree, for which you will only need to fold the cupcake paper into a triangle.
When you have all the papers folded (as many as how big you want your tree to be or depending on how many trees you want to make) glue them back to each other until you have your tree. Once they are all glued, decorate each layer with stickers, pieces of paper or whatever comes to mind. When the decoration of your little trees is ready, you will only have to stick a string on the back and ready to hang.

Christmas tree made with painted pasta

There is an unwritten rule that says that all children, at some point in their childhood, have to do crafts with pasta. Leaving aside the typical necklace of macaroni, Christmas is the perfect occasion for them to experiment with pasta and their creativity. You just need some pasta with an original shape , cardboard and colored paint (if possible in Christmas tones).
First you have to draw the shape of the tree on a piece of cardboardon which the painted paste will be placed. Once our tree (or our trees) is ready, we will select the paste to color and start the process. We recommend the spirals to emulate the leaves of the fir tree and the fidedua noodles for the decorations. When the paste is painted (and dry) we will stick it to the cardboard with glue or silicone. Then you just have to place a very bright star on top and that’s it.

Christmas trees with felt and chains

Felt paper along with EVA foam are the most used materials when making crafts and this Christmas they become our allies when it comes to making our decoration. In this case, we have selected them to make our Christmas tree. For this we will only needa cardboard , which we will roll up until it is cone-shaped, or a soft cork (also cone-shaped), which will become the base of the tree. Felt paper , scraps, EVA foam, buttons or wrapping paper are the rest of the necessary materials.
If we opt for the option in the image above, we will only have to draw and cut out those elements that we will place in the cone to shape our tree. If we choose the option in the image below, we will have to make a kind of chain with pieces of fabric (cut in a rectangular shape) that we will place next to each other to make room for the leaves of our tree.

Christmas wreaths with buttons, nuts or cupcake paper
A Christmas wreath on the door should never be missing. If this year we are inspired and, instead of the typical crown of every year, we want to innovate, crafts are our best ally. If we had already seen that the cupcake wrappers can be used to make original trees, why not also to make a crown

For this we will need cardboard (or any rigid element that can serve as a base), cupcake wrappers , EVA foam and Any other item that comes to mind.
First of all, we will stick the cupcake wrappers on the cardboard, this time in an extended way. We can paste as many as we want and do it concentrically to play with colors and sizes. Once they are glued, we will place on them any element that the little ones in the house have drawn and cut out.
Another crown option (this one is a little more rustic) is the one that can be made with seasonal fruits , such as chestnuts, walnuts or acorns. A very natural way to make a crown.
If we already have our crown from previous years and what we want is to give it a different look, we will only need buttons to achieve it. We will leave the base green tinsel that all the crowns have and we will place buttons on top that we have previously joined with thread.

Candles decorated with glitter and cinnamon sticks
Candle lovers see Christmas as the perfect occasion to fill the house with candles. We propose two simple decoration options with which to give a different touch to the candles that we already have in case. First of all, we suggest that you make a cover for the candle with cinnamon sticks that you can finish off with a good golden bow.
Although the children’s favorite is the one made with glitter . We just need glitter and glue. It should be noted that the glitter when it expands is very difficult to remove, so we recommend doing this craft on a very smooth surface, with newspaper underneath and without any other element nearby. When everything is ready, we will only have to extend the tail at the base of the candleand then apply the glitter very carefully. You have to let it dry to handle it without getting dirty.

Figurines with pineapples

Perhaps the children can only help to collect pineapples and cut out the fabrics with which we will dress our figurines, but they will love the result. We just need pins, felt, glue and balls . The mechanism is quite simple. The pineapple becomes the body of the figurine and on it we will place a ball that will be the head and the fabrics that will help us create one character and another.

Christmas tree with colored balls

The best way to be entertained all afternoon is making trees with colored balls. We only need a piece of cardboard that we will fold in the shape of a cone and colored balls that we can buy in a haberdashery or in a whole hundred. They are quite cheap and usually come many in the package.
Once we have the elements we will only have to stick them one by one to our cone until we have the final result. Once all the balls are glued, we can add other decorative elements that give our tree an even more original look.

Wool pom-poms to decorate gifts

Gift packages are also usually part of the decoration at Christmas and we can place them in our house in the simplest way (besides, we can later use them to decorate our real gifts). We only need wool and two pieces of cardboard.
We will draw two circles of the same size and inside them we will again draw two small circles. We cut both pieces so that we have two circles of equal size with a hole in the center. We will join both circles and pass the yarn around them, completely wrapping both circles.
Once they are completely wrapped, we cut the yarn at the end of the circle and tie it in the center to get the look of a ball .

Snowmen with socks

A fairly simple Christmas decoration that children love. We only need white socks, rice and elements with which we want to decorate our doll.
First we introduce the rice inside the sock, then we divide the sock into two balls of different sizes to shape the body of the doll, we close and then we place the elements that we like the most until our doll has its own personality.

Felt decorations for the whole house

Felt paper and rope, little else is needed for this craft with which the children will have a great time. They can draw on the felt paperand then cut it to place on your design all the elements with which you can give your decoration the desired look. For the ornament to have a little more body, we recommend having two parts, one front and one back, which will be sewn or glued and between which we will place some cotton.

Christmas elves with wool

Knowing the secret of the balls of wool, the wide decorative fan that opens before us is very interesting. In this case, we will use the white balls to make little elves. The ball is the beard, on which we will place a chickpea as a nose and to which we will add a hat made of felt and with a string attached to hang it wherever we want.

Christmas tree with buttons
Finally, the Christmas tree for those who love sewing. On a cone we are sticking buttons of different sizes and green to shape our tree, whose Christmas lights will be the colored pins that we place on it.

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