Craft it: Christmas decorations

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You’ve just got to have it all. After all, it’s Christmas and no amount of decorating is enough. But you can make it special with some personalized gifts and decorations that are unique and special. Here are a few tips on how to decorate your home this Christmas:

I like personalized Christmas stockings or greeting cards. Personalized stockings are much more exciting, especially for children. Children are thrilled when they unearth stockings with their name on them. You can buy those iron-on letters and personalize each stocking with your children’s names. Add some glitter with glue and you have a wonderful, hand-crafted stocking.  I wouldn’t mind coming across stockings strung on the mantelpiece with my name on them filled with my favorite goodies on Christmas morning.

I feel the same about Christmas teardrop swag. I like the ones that come with ornament balls, ribbons, pinecones, cardinals in nests, artificial apples, red and green glittery berries. You can make them yourself and teach children how to make their own, as gifts or as decorations. If you use bendable wire, it’s easy to shape them according to your needs, whether to hang on the tree, walls or wherever you want them.

Advent calendar craft is something else children enjoy. Even pre-school kids can be taught to make something simple; they will be thrilled and come with cute designs. You can buy a simple calendar and ask the kids to stick colorful ornaments for each day of the Advent; you can simply have them stick cotton balls on the calendar. Slightly older children can make a calendar with a garland made out of red and white felt pouches connected with fabric bows. Each pouch can hold a small gift of a chocolate and a paper charm to hang from the clasp to count the days till Christmas.

Bring on those creative ideas and enjoy the Christmas season.

Looking for fun Christmas ornaments? Try a cardinal christmas ornament.

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