When my son was a little boy (he’s nearly 17 now, where did the years go?), I used to love crafting with him. I remember one year we made Christmas cards for his whole class, along with lots of sparkly decorations to hang on the Christmas tree at home. Oh how I miss those days! I think the reason I try to keep my craft ideas simple is that I can’t quite let go of my little boy!
So today, I’ve got 3 easy, homemade Christmas decorations that you can make with your kids: a glitter snowflake, a button star ornament, and a tissue paper wreath. It’s good to have a few simple craft ideas on hand, for when the weather outside is a bit grim, and the kids are saying that they’re bored – how can they be bored when there is glitter and glue involved?!
If you’ve already got an established craft box for such occasions, you are likely to have most, if not all of the materials you’ll need to make these decorations, which include PVA glue, glitter, buttons, ribbon, and tissue paper. And if not, they’re all pretty inexpensive in craft shops or online.
You’ll find the tutorials on the Flora website:
as well as lots of other seasonal ideas to try out. And if you do have a go at making any of these crafts, don’t forget to share with me either on Facebook, or on Twitter – I would love to see them. It always brings a smile to my face when people have tried out the things that I’ve shared!
Disclosure: I was commissioned to create these decorations for the Flora website and to share it with you here.
Create Christmas is a month long series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog where I share my ideas for Christmas and Winter. It could be a recipe, craft, printable, gift guide, fashion, or something else entirely! I’m struggling with my mental health at the moment, and I know I’m not going to be able to commit to this every single day – but I’ll give it a good try! Find all posts for Create Christmas 2015 here. And check out previous years here: Create Christmas 2014 | Create Christmas 2013 | Create Christmas 2012