If you are looking for a fun way to showcase your crafting abilities you may want to consider making your own holiday decorations. Making and displaying your very own self-made holiday decorations can really personalize the holidays. And best of all there are holiday decorating craft projects for every age and crafting skill level. In addition if you want to take on a longer more complicated project or simply whip something together there are projects that fit different time components as well. So if you are looking to really make your holidays shine or just want to build special memories with your kids here are some ideas for making holiday decorations-
Holiday Spirit Christmas Stocking-
Nothing may be more indicative of the holidays than Christmas stockings. This personalized Christmas stocking will decorate your home or make a wonderful gift for someone you love! This is easy to put together; just stamp the poinsettias, and then embellish them with pine boughs. A gilded name and a dusting of gold complete the festive look.
What you will need:
- Several sheets newsprint
- White Christmas stocking
- Poinsettia stamp
- Red fabric ink and large ink pad
- Plain paper
- Double-sided transparent tape
- Pine stamp
- Green fabric ink and ink pad
- Gold glitter dimensional fabric paint
- Gold ribbon
- Fabric glue
- Brass bird trinket
- Small paintbrush
Instructions for the project:
Place several sheets of newsprint inside Christmas stocking to keep the ink from bleeding through. Stamp 3 poinsettias with red fabric ink. Stamp a poinsettia on plain paper and then carefully cut along edge of the image with scissors. This will be your mask. With double-sided transparent tape, stick the paper mask precisely over one of the stamped poinsettias.Ink the pine stamp with green fabric ink. Stamp pines along the edges of masked poinsettia, overlapping the images for depth.
Remove the mask and repeat for the other 2 poinsettias. Stamp a cluster of overlapping pine images at each end of the stocking cuff. Be sure to leave room for a person’s name. Use gold-glitter dimensional fabric paint to write the name between the pine images and to accent pines with gold berries. With a small paintbrush, carefully accent each poinsettia with a touch of gold-glitter paint. Add dots of glitter paint to the center of each poinsettia. Make a multiloop bow from the ribbon and glue it to the center of the poinsettia cluster, using the fabric glue and a toothpick. Add the bow to center of the poinsettia. Attach the brass bird trinket to the cuff with the fabric glue.