Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas is the perfect time to dig out the glue and scissors and get crafty. There are so many things that you could make over the festive season that you will never run out of inspiration. Christmas crafts are great for the whole family and provide a great opportunity of spending quality time together whilst doing something fun. Here are a few ideas for Christmas craft projects.

Homemade greetings cards

Why not break away from generic shop bought cards and make your own this year. Make the cards that you make extra special by personalising them with names and special messages. Buy a pack of rub on alphabet letters in a colour that matches your designs. This way you can spell out each name really professionally on each card. Your friends and family will love receiving cards like this and they are sure to treasure them long after the festive season has passed. There are lots of great Christmas paper craft supplies available such as tree shaped punches, packs of Christmas themed papers, stickers and ribbon.
Paper wreath

Wreaths are very traditional and are usually found hanging on doors and in windows during the Christmas period. You can buy traditional wreath bases from craft and floristry shops if you want to have a go at making an outdoor wreath. If you don't feel brave enough to try your hand at that then you should consider making a paper wreath for one of your internal doors. All you need to do is cut a ring from a large piece of red or green card. Use large flower punches to cut out flower shapes and then layer them together to create beautiful 3D flowers. Mount these flowers on to the ring base. Finish the middle of the flower off with a button or sticky gem for extra embellishment.
Hanging tree decorations

There are so many possibilities when it comes to hanging tree decorations. You can buy the pre shaped polystyrene balls and either paint them or cover them with fabric. Pin a length or ribbon in the top in order to hang them from the branches. For something a little bit different try making decorations from lolly sticks. Decorate each stick as a Christmas character, such as Santa, using paper or paint and again attach some ribbon. You could also try bending jewellery wire into stars and threading beads down the wire.