I love Christmas time! I love it because it’s a season when people take time to do something beautiful for each other. Whether it’s dressing up a Christmas tree, wrapping up presents or cooking a sumptuous meal for the family, everybody’s doing something to celebrate and make the season special.
To join in the celebration, I have come up with a fun and exciting project for my family and for this blog, which I’m calling 12 Crafts for Christmas. I’m basically putting together 12 different DIY projects which I’ll post on the blog within the next five weeks until Christmas day. I’ve thought of projects to do like gift wrapping, tree ornaments and a photobooth backdrop, which will be easy enough for everyone to make. Some of them you can even do with your kids. To start off, I’m showing you what I did with our Christmas wreath at home.
No 12 Craft for Christmas: Paper Crafts on Wreath
Our door wreath, which we’ve had for three years now, has looked the same way every Christmas.
This year, I decided to strip it down and work on simple paper craft ornaments to decorate it with. It also establishes the theme of our Christmas decoration this year which is “handcrafted, classic and quirky.” There are three different paper craft ornaments I’d like to show and all of them are easy peasy!
Book Page Ribbon
Using pages of an old book, I made a fun and colorful ribbon to wrap around my bare wreath. Here’s how:
What can be more charming than two little paper birds greeting you at the door? Here’s how I made mine:
1. Again using old book pages, cut out bird shapes and wings. Stencils can be downloaded here for free!
2. Cut a slightly bigger bird shape out of plain black paper and glue the book page bird page on it
4. Stick a small black button on the head for eyes and a colorful one on the wing for fun. You may add more buttons, or even beads and glitter as you wish. Make your holiday bird your own!
5. Tape a strip of wire at the back so you can secure it onto the wreath. I made a couple of birds for mine. You can make as many as you like for yours!
A Very Merry Greeting
This one doesn’t really need instructions. It’s basically a piece of colored paper, cardboard or fabric where you write a Christmas greeting. I made mine using red cardboard and a silver paint pen to write a very fancy “Merry Christmas.”
But if you like what I have done, you may download it here for free and just print it on a colored paper of your choice. Again, tape some wire at the back of your greeting and attach it on the top or bottom of your wreath.
Lastly, I added some of my old gold pinecones and red berries to fill in the empty spaces.
I really like how it turned out! It was also easy to do and did not cost me anything extra. Try it out! Maybe instead of birds, you can make reindeers or stars. It’s up to you to make your own 🙂
Have a very merry, crafty Christmas!