Christmas arts and craft fun for everyone!
We've got some wonderful Christmas arts and craft ideas to keep everyone occupied and full of festive spirits.
Take a look below!
Have a Crafty Christmas - Pinecone Wreath
Create the perfect pin cone wreath to hang on your door or for a perfect centerpeice with a big candle in the centre to delight your guests.
Take the kids out into the garden to collect foliage, pine cones and some red berries. These can be used to make your homemade wreath decorations and centrepieces. They’ll not only look beautiful but will add a delightful
fragrance to your home and keep the kids busy for a few hours.
TIP: If your pine cones aren’t open yet then bake them in the oven for 30 mins to open them up.
You will need:
- A green wire wreath, which you can buy at any craft shop
- Pine Cones
- Red Berries
- Hot Glue
- White Paint
Start glueing the pine cones on with hot glue (we have an affordable glue gun) to the wire wreath. Wait for the glue to dry on each one or they will fall off.
Use assortments of twigs, cones, ribbon and whatever you like or have. You could even do this with baubles and we have lots of cheap variations.
Give the pine cones a dusting of white paint. if you like teh wow factor we have some amazing gold and silver spray Adding a metallic colour will give your wreath a modern twist! Use this sparingly to make sure the darkness of the pine cones shine’s through. After all the paint dries glue some of the red berries you collected earlier and hang proudly on your front door!
Attach a big ribbon to your wreath and hang it on your door. We also like teh idea of putting a big candle in the middle. We have some big outdoor candles that would fit nicely inside this on your outside door step.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some crafts time with your kids, the days are short and cold and, crafting will keep your kids busy as their excitement builds for Christmas Day!
With families and friends visiting your house there is no better time to display some of your little one’s crafty talents proudly.
Cut red and green paper into 1-inch strips using a paper cutter.
Each 1-inch paper strip should be 11-inches long to begin with. You will need to create paper strips in different lengths.
Using a ruler and scissors start to make strips that are 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 inches long.
Once the strips are the right length organize them from shortest to longest.
Then stack them in order so that the shortest strip was on top and the longest was on the bottom.
Use tape to secure the end that had all the strips
Be sure to tape all sides securely so that the paper strips do not slip out. More is better here.
To make the ornament, curl the shortest strip of paper down and around. Then tape the end to the back of the set. Continue curling and securing each strip so that the ends of the paper align as much as possible to get a consistent circular shape.
Once all the strips of paper are secured tie some ribbon around the ornament, and you’re done!
Struggling to find a gift for that special someone?
Give them what they really fancy this Christmas by making up a homemade hamper filled with all their favourite things from Lidl! They’ll love the goodies within as much as the thoughtfulness of the gesture!