When you are decorating for the Christmas holidays you can usually find numerous material crafts that are put up in somebody’s house. But how often do you see paper crafts or printable Christmas crafts that are used as decorations? The answer to this is not very often and the main reason for that is that not many people know how easy it is to turn printable Christmas crafts into home decorations for the holidays. In fact most of your printable Christmas crafts can be turned into home decorations all you have to do is use a little creativity.
Here are some printable Christmas crafts that you can use as decorations for your Christmas party or home decorating in general.
Della Robia Wine Glass Collars : designed to help your guests remember whose glass is whose, but can also serve as place cards on a table
•To download pattern visit this website The Artful Crafter.
•Once at the website click on the JPEG picture and either save it to your hard drive or simply click on print if you don’t do computer graphics
•Select a cream or ivory colored card stock to use for printing
•Print as many as you need. You can do this by using your printer or going to a copy store. The website has further details about the various methods.
•Cut out the circles, best way to do this is using a circle cutter
•Cut a straight line from the outer edge to the inner white circle
•Cut out the inner white circle and then discard it
•Place the guests name in the ribbon provided and place on a wine glass
Transferring Digital Images to Ornaments : Lazertarn Inkjet waterslide decals are the best method that you can use for transferring computer images to a curved surface.
Make sure to read this article on Lazertarn waterslide decals at The Artful Crafter.
•Design your images in graphic design software
•Print the images using a low print quality. The reason for this is that too much ink will result in a blurred image
•Soak each image, one at a time, in a shallow bowl of water until the decal slips off its backing paper, less than one minute
•Lift the decal from the water
•Pat the top with a tissue to remove excess water
Position the image on your ornament and smooth it out as much as possible with your fingertips
If there are wrinkles you can’t get out hold a heat gun 4 to 6 inches above the surface
Briefly heat the area and ten smooth with your fingertips again
Napkin Ring Holders
•Print out template from this website: About.com Family Crafts
•Can make printable pattern larger for large napkins or smaller for small napkins
•Can print this pattern on paper or fabric
•Reproduce the napkin holder as many times as needed
•If using paper you can use colored paper or plain white paper, but you want a heavy duty paper so that it doesn’t rip or tear
•If using fabric you will want to treat the fabric with starch so that it becomes stiffer after cutting out the napkin ring
•Cut out the napkin ring and decorate as you wish
•Fold your napkins and place napkin ring around each napkin
•Hold in place with either glue or tape.
•For added strength you can also glue the paper or fabric onto a wooden napkin ring or a piece of soft cardboard.