Making classic Christmas decorations is always fun, but it can also be exciting to add a unique twist. With some Christmas crafting, you and the children can transform traditional braided hearts into adorable snowmen, reindeer and Christmas mice.
Making your own Christmas decorations is a wonderfully cosy craft, and you can fold classic paper decorations for the tree. With paper strips, you can make braided and folded stars. Instructions for folding paper stars are included with the star strips. But you can also cut up the strips and fold them to make a beautiful star like the one seen here.
Fold an entire forest of paper trees for Christmas! Origami and paper-folding don’t have to be difficult and the instructions offer clear, step-by-step guidance. All you need is a square sheet of paper and scissors. The size of the paper does not matter, although it will determine how big the tree is.
Make Christmas crafts with the kids and hide sweets inside these whimsical Christmas crackers! In this example, we've made a tree, an elf and an angel. Save toilet paper rolls to use as a base for your Christmas crackers. Fold some tissue paper accordion style at the end. Cut fringe into it. Glue the tissue paper to the toilet paper roll and then let your Christmas creativity flow. Attach flowers, pieces of felt, wiggly eyes and pipe cleaners to your Christmas cracker. Decorative berries make a nice nose for Santa or ornaments for the tree.
Impress your guests with your own hand-made Advent stars! We have lots of folding kits from which to choose. It can be a little tricky at first, so read the instructions included in the kit carefully and use an embossing tool. Once you've gotten the hang of the technique, it's hard to stop. Hang up your Christmas star with a ribbon in the window or place it among the branches in the tree.
This white, stylish "star" can be as simple as you want it to be. It's made from 12 paper bags! Glue the bags together one after the next, side by side. When you have glued on the last bag, you can open up the entire bundle to make a "sun". First, let the glue dry. Then open them up and glue the last bag to the first one. Remember to glue all the way out along the edges to prevent any gaps. Stylish and simple! If you like, you can decorate your star with paint and glitter.
If you enjoy paper-folding, you're sure to love our leaflet with instructions and templates, too. With this leaflet, it will be easy to make beautiful Christmas ornaments. It contains tons of inspiration, with everything from simple folds to more advanced origami. The fun thing about paper is that you need so little: just paper, scissors and glue to get started. Then you always can spruce things up even more with twine and wooden balls.
The best flowers of Christmas, and they don't even need to be watered! Make them yourself with paper. You can use hobby card or French card, and there are loads of colours from which to choose. The "Paper Folding" leaflet, item number 364156, contains instructions and templates. If you want to try it yourself without the leaflet, the idea is simple. Fold a piece of paper in half; cut out a half petal shape and fold it up accordion-style a little haphazardly. Open it up, and you have a petal. Roll up a sheet of paper (15x7 cm) and glue it together to form a stem, which you will then glue the petals to as you make them. Finish with a few beads as pistils.
Christmas crafts - crackers, braided hearts and stars. CRACKER: use a paper towel roll, or roll up one piece of A4 card and tape together. Take two folded pieces of tissue paper and place the roll in the centre of the short end. Make 1 cm folds from both directions until you reach the roll. Then cut 1 cm notches along the entire fold. Roll up the roll so the fringe sticks out, tape together and decorate with scraps and doilies. Tie a string around both short sides and hang up. BRAIDED HEART: make with shiny paper + a stencil that includes instructions. STAR: cut out two five-pointed gold stars with scissors. Emboss from valley to point, fold each point along the crease to the centre, and the star will begin to form (you just need to make it look nice). For the "tail", you need two sheets of tissue paper split into fourths. Lay them together and fold 1 cm pleats along the long side across almost the entire sheet, then cut fringe and roll up to form a tassel and tape together. Attach the tassel with double adhesive pads and attach the two gold stars and ribbon carefully so that they do not become misshapen.