Christmas decorations using recycled and re-useable materials:
Using sticky tape, strip CD’s. After cutting a pair of large stars, stick them back-to-back, add glitter or rhinestones around the edges and a big sequin/button in the centre. Then using a heated knitting needle burn a hole, thread cord through it to hang up. See YouTube for “how to”
CD Star tutorial – https://youtu.be/0li8Z9L8gIM
Jam Jar Lid Tree Decs
Spray paint both sides of the lid, then gluing tinsel or glittery yarn around the edge, make a hanging loop at the top. Then stick a festive picture or your own drawing on the inside, a bow on the top and hang up!
Using blue, white or silver paper fold into eighths and then cut to form pretty snowflakes to put in your windows. See YouTube for patterns.
Snowflake tutorial – https://youtu.be/9ua_tS8Zmv8
Snowflake tutorial – https://youtu.be/o2l0b-0sJLI
Pine Cone Decs
Spray paint the cones with silver/white/gold or use acrylic paint or nail varnish. Then twist fine wire around the bottoms to create loops to hang, or add to wreaths.
Coat Hanger Wreaths
Bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, leaving the hook to hang up. Then cut lots of cotton/hessian/chiffon fabric into short strips in festive colours, and tie around circle. Add decorations and fairy lights.
Milk Carton Lights
Using either white paper doilies or your own cut out shapes (trees, deer, birds etc), stick to the outside of carton. Pierce the lid with hole and insert bottle fairy lights (two for £1 at Poundland).
Cup Cake Liner Trees
Form a cone shape with card and staple or glue. Then fold cupcake liners into quarters and cut out centre, and one side to open up into strips. Sticking the strips around the cone from the bottom up, create overlapping rows to form the tree branches. Trim with star or bow. Then finish off with glitter/beads or small buttons.
Val Rainbow – Nov 2022