The most long-awaited and beloved holiday - the New Year - will come very soon. The most far-sighted people purchase gifts for family and friends in advance, and the most creative people make them with their own hands. Various crafts, and New Year's toys, and various decorations, and postcards can act as cute New Year's gifts - whatever your heart desires! In this article, we will once again consider the options for making New Year's crafts.
Christmas crafts from scrap materials
In fact, there is nothing more enjoyable than receiving a handmade gift. Such gifts speak of special attention from the donors, they contain a piece of human warmth. With your own hands, you can make not only gifts, but also decorations for the house and the street, which will create a magical New Year's mood. Today we will tell you about the most interesting ideas for New Year's crafts.
Christmas tree made of buttons
A real New Year's interior is unthinkable without a Christmas tree. We propose to make a creative Christmas tree from scrap materials, which will decorate your home.
Each housewife has a box with a variety of buttons, which will become an excellent material for the future Christmas tree.
You will need:
- Cardboard, preferably green;
- Buttons of different diameters;
We twist a cone from thick cardboard and glue the edges - this is the basis for our Christmas tree. Then, in a chaotic manner, we glue the buttons on the cone. It all depends on your imagination. If you want to get a merry Christmas tree, use multi-colored buttons; if you want to make a stylish thing - stick on buttons of two basic colors, for example, red and white, blue and white and others. The Christmas tree can be additionally decorated with snowflakes, beads, etc.
Attention: You can stuff the cone with a soft cloth or cotton wool, and attach the buttons with pins. Such a tree will be more stable.
Buttons can also be used to make an original Christmas tree decoration. Only instead of a cone, you need a foam ball (sold in the creative departments), on which the buttons are glued. This ball can be hung on a ribbon. He can decorate not only a Christmas tree, but, for example, a window opening.
DIY Christmas bead crafts
Homemade Christmas tree decorations made with beads will be an excellent gift for loved ones. To make such a toy, it is not necessary to have experience in beading or beading. Even a novice needlewoman can make simple, but very beautiful crafts from beads.
Crafts from beads for the year of the Rooster
A beaded cockerel can be a wonderful New Year's souvenir. For manufacturing you will need:
- Beads of green, light green, red, blue, blue, yellow colors;
- About 2 meters of brass wire;
To make a cockerel, it is necessary to master the technique of parallel stringing and the technique "towards". You need to start with the head, then we make the body, not forgetting to leave the wire for future legs and each feather. If you do everything right, you will end up with a funny cock that can become a key ring.
Christmas crafts from old light bulbs
Old, worn out light bulbs can acquire a new, no less bright life. Having shown imagination, you can make magnificent Christmas tree decorations by painting light bulbs in the form of funny snowmen or other fairy-tale characters, as well as making appliqués using glue and sequins, beads and other decorative elements.
Crafts from cones
A real New Year's decoration will be a variety of crafts made from cones, because cones are a natural material that is directly related to a living tree or pine.
Crafts from cones to decorate the house and the street
DIY Christmas tree made of cones
To make a decorative Christmas tree from cones, you will need:
- Thick cardboard in green or brown color;
- Cones (preferably pine);
- Glue gun;
- Spray paint in gold or silver color.
We make a cone from thick cardboard, glue the edges. This tree will turn out to be heavy, so for stability it is better to glue a cardboard circle to the base of the cone. Then we glue the cones onto the cone with a glue gun. It is necessary to start from the bottom and glue the cones, leaving no gaps between them. At the bottom, you need to stick large cones, and closer to the top - smaller ones. So the craft will look harmonious.
Now the most enjoyable moment is the decoration. Optionally, you can paint the tree in gold, silver or any other color using spray paint. When the paint is dry, we glue the decorations. These can be multi-colored beads, sequins, bows, small bells and more. You can dissolve the string of beads, and glue each bead separately on the Christmas tree. It all depends on your imagination!
By the same principle, you can make a ball of cones.
You will need:
- Foam ball;
- Glue gun;
- Spray paint;
It is quite simple to make this jewelry. Stick the bumps on the foam ball as tightly as possible. Then you can paint the blank with spray paint, or you can leave it in its natural form.
An interesting idea is to "sprinkle" the ball with artificial snow from a spray can. Such a product can also be decorated to your liking with various decorations.
If you tie a ribbon to the ball, it will be a wonderful decoration for the ceiling (you can hang several of these balls). And if you put the ball on a stick and fix it in a flower pot, you get a wonderful Christmas tree.
Christmas wreath of cones
You can make a wonderful New Year's wreath from spruce and pine cones.
To do this, you will need:
- Ready-made base for a wreath (sold in stores) or thick cardboard;
- Cones (spruce or pine);
- Glue gun;
- Satin ribbon of any color;
- Spray paint;
For a wreath, we take a ready-made base or cut out a suitable blank in the shape of a wreath from thick cardboard. Then we glue the cones onto the base. We paint the wreath with gold or silver paint (if desired). We transform our product with a ribbon of a contrasting color, decorate with beads, rhinestones, bells, etc. Interesting idea: decorate the wreath with small artificial apples, tangerines, etc. (sold in specialized stores). Such a wreath will look truly homely and cozy.
Other options for crafts from cones:
DIY Christmas crafts: patterns and patterns
In order for your children not to get bored in anticipation of the holiday, engage in making simple crafts with them. Literally every child can handle making a snowman from old socks. To do this, you will need:
- White socks:
- 2-3 buttons;
- Pins with black and yellow (or red) heads;
- Scarf fabric (or colored sock);
We cut the sock into two parts. Tie the upper part with a thread and turn it inside out. We fill this bag with rice, tie it with a thread, fill it with more rice and shape the head. We make eyes for the snowman from black pins, and a nose from yellow or red pins. We make a hat and a scarf from a piece of fabric or a colored sock, sew on buttons. The cute snowman is ready.
Children's crafts on the Christmas tree made of paper
Even the smallest children can cope with the creation of a paper Christmas tree from palms. You will need:
- Colored paper and colored cardboard;
We cut out a triangular base for the Christmas tree, glue it on a colored sheet of cardboard. Then we circle the child's pen on a sheet of green paper, cut out the blank. There should be several such details. We glue the "palms" on the base from the bottom up. "Fingers" must remain free.When the base is all covered with "palms", the Christmas tree is ready. It remains to glue the star to the top and, if desired, decorate the craft.
Crafts for the New Year from felt
Felt is an ideal material for making crafts, as it is very pliable, easily glued, when cut, its edges do not crumble and do not require additional processing. The material is perfect for creating toys with small details. In handicraft shops there is a huge selection of felt of various colors and weights.
Christmas crafts from salty text
Children love to sculpt. Invite them to make New Year's crafts out of salt dough. You will need:
- 2 cups of flour;
- 1 cup salt
- 250 g of water.
Knead the dough from the specified ingredients. During the cooking process, you can add vegetable oil, then the dough will not stick to your hands. Now you can sculpt toys. Children's imagination is not limited here. You can use cookie cutters and make Christmas trees and stars. If you poke holes in them with a stick, you get wonderful decorations for the Christmas tree. The blanks should be dried in the oven and then decorated as you wish.
The easiest option for children is to color the toys with colored markers. Various beads, ribbons, sparkles - everything that is at hand will also be used. As a result, you will get exclusive decorations for the Christmas tree, and the process of creating toys will delight you and your children.
DIY Christmas toy Cockerel
The coming 2017 will be the year of the Fire Rooster. Therefore, it's time to start making a cute symbol of the year. It will be a pleasant surprise for your loved ones. Even a novice craftswoman will be able to tie a kettle heating pad in the shape of a funny cockerel. This is the case when the gift will be both pleasant and practical thing. For a heating pad, you need to purchase:
- Yarn in red, blue, cream and yellow shades;
- Hook number 3.