Not only are store bought baubles and ornaments expensive, they are also quite fragile. Save yourself the mess, and a few extra bucks, and opt for handmade ornaments instead. The kids will love creating their very own decorations for the tree.
Yarn, in different colours
Cut Christmas shapes out of the cardboard. Shapes can include stars, trees, snowmen, reindeer or candy canes.
Glue down an end piece of the yarn onto the cardboard shape.
Wrap the cardboard in the yarn. You can use one colour or several colours.
When the cardboard is fully covered, cut the yarn and glue the end piece to your ornament.
Attach a pretty ribbon or string and place on the tree.
As magnificent as dozens of twinkling lights may be, Christmas lights are an absolute nightmare. When December comes round, we pull the lights from their hiding place and discover a tangled mess! This year, we're leaving the lights in the dusty cupboard and decorating the house and tree with a striking star garland!
Gold and Silver Paper
Cut the paper into stars. Use a stencil to first outline the shape, if you want precise stars.
Cut a piece of string into a length of your choosing.
Glue the stars onto the string, one on each side.
Drape your garland in any place that needs an extra festive touch.
Let's face it, wreaths are needlessly expensive. Especially for something that needs to endure the weather conditions of a South African summer. Instead of spending an arm and a leg on a throw-away decor item, gather the brood and make one yourselves.
Cardboard Base - doughnut shaped, in a size of your choice.
Green Tissue Paper
Cut the tissue paper into 7x7 cm squares.
Scrunch the tissue paper.
Cover the cardboard in a thin layer of glue.
Place the tissue paper onto the cardboard, completely covering it.
Decorate as desired. Stick on Christmas style trinkets, red pom poms or golden bows.
Attach a large ribbon and hang on your front door.