Don’t you wish you had new ideas for decorating your house for Christmas? I do. The fact that I end up using most of my ornaments from past years only serves to prove that I need a ‘refresh’ when it comes to ornaments. Of course, buying something is always the fastest thing, but what about the rest of us who want to get more creative?
I always thought that making your own ornaments is the best option.When you do this, you are also putting a little bit of yourself in everything you make. You don’t have to be an expert in arts and crafts (although it kind of helps), you only have to be willing to learn and to watch a few videos.
There are all sorts of videos that show you how to take everyday objects and turn them into something beautiful. Take a department store catalog. They come in all sorts and sizes. If you are able to get your hands on the ones that feature the week’s specials, take it home and get ready to transform it. All you will need is some glue, a metallic paint spray, scissors, colored cardboard and glitter if you want.
This video shows you as a first example, how to fold each of the pages. The trick is not to fold each page, but to do it two pages at a time. After you fold all the pages, you use some glue (you can use a glue gun for this) to make sure none of them come off, and then set it aside. Using the colored cardboard, you will cut stars, gingerbread men, or anything you see fit. Don’t forget to cut out a star that is about twice the size of your smaller ornaments.
Next, you will prepare a well-ventilated space, so you can spray the ornament. Do you see what it looks like? After about 1 or 2 coats of paint, you’ll realize what we’re making. You can let it dry for a few minutes and then, place the ornaments carefully. After that, you’ll place the big star on top of it. If you have a small or mini-sized set of lights, you can use it as a finishing touch.
And there you have it. That can be your very first project using things you already have sitting at home. Would you like to see four more do it yourself projects for the holidays? Well, grab a paper and open in case you need to take notes and prepare to dazzle your friends and even yourself with these budget-friendly Christmas projects!