How To: Create a Perfect Handmade Christmas

How To: Create a Perfect Handmade Christmas

The CallmeSavvy Elfs have been working hard to bring you some creative tips to help you decorate your home with some beautiful handmade decorations – all very simple and cheap, without losing any of the Christmas charm.


Part 3:

Snowflake Art

What you’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Toffee Apple Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Red Spray Paint
  • Strong Glue
  • White Sticky Tack


Step 1:

Create your snowflake template – be as creative as you want but ensure you only use straight lines.

Step 2:

Cut the toffee apple sticks so that they can lay over the template that you’ve drawn.

Step 3:

Ensure you are in a well-ventilated area and spray the sticks all over with the spray paint. Leave to dry

Step 4:

Arrange the now dry, painted sticks back onto the template and glue together with the glue. Once the glue is dried, stick them to the wall with the sticky tack.



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Part 4:

Advent Calendar Tree


What you’ll need:

  • Large piece of painted wood
  • Coloured Card
  • Coloured Sticky Tape
  • 24 Wooden Pegs
  • Coloured Pens
  • Strong Glue
  • Decorative Card
  • Double-sided Tape
  • 24 Advent Gifts


Step 1:

Using a backboard – card or wooden – draw a line down the middle either using a marker pen or tape – this will be where the trunk of your Advent Calandar Tree will be placed.

Step 2:

Create the branches of the tree the same way by laying strips of tape (or marker pen) starting with the widest at the bottom and gradually shortening them as you go up the trunk. There’ll be 5 branches in total

Step 3:

Group the pegs together for each branch – starting with 8 for the bottom branch, 6 for the next one, 4 for the next two and 2 at the top

Step 4:

Decorate the pegs as you wish and number the pegs from the bottom up starting at 1 and all the way to 24. Glue them onto your backboard.

Step 5:

Create a star from some coloured card and glue this to the top of the tree.

Step 6:

Hang the small advent gifts for each day from the pegs!



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