The holiday season is a perfect time to create moments with your children by teaching them how to decorate for the holidays. Take this a step further and help them create simple decorations – it just might become a holiday tradition. We have a few hand crafted decorations that will not break the bank and your kids will love them.
#1 Burlap Stocking
All you need is:
Our first “craftoration” is a burlap stocking. Burlap can be found at your local Farm and Home store or hobby shop. Farm and Home burlap will be a little cheaper than your hobby store.
Trace an existing stocking or draw one of your own design.
Cut out around traced stocking. Be careful not to pull any strains of burlap. Wait until you are done and you can trim the edges.
Repeat step 1 and 2.
Weave your two cut pieces of burlap using twine.. We found it best to use a pen or pencil to widen a hole in the burlap where you need to weave it through.
Create a handle with twine and hang your new burlap stocking wherever you feel best displays your child’s craftoration.
#2 Cylinder of Joy
With our second holiday craft you will need to go on a search for objects around your house or neighborhood. Below are the items that you will need, but don’t limit your imagination to the things you see here.
- Metallic Spray Paint
- Red – Optional
- Green – Optional
- Aluminum Foil
- Cheap brand is fine
- Pine Cones
- Any shape will work – tall or short
- Sweet gum tree gum balls
- Green or brown
- Buckeyes or Acorns
- Glitter – Optional
Be watching on Facebook or this website to see how to shape and repurpose these natural items and aluminum foil to have a ball.