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 7:

Matchbox Scenes

What you’ll need:

  • Large Matchbox
  • Decorative Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Ribbon
  • Card
  • Double-sided Foam Pads
  • Decorations & Christmas decoupage

 

Step 1:

Remove the inner tray from the matchbox. Cut a piece of paper to line the tray leaving extra trim around the edge and glue to the inside, folding over the trim. Repeat this for the outside of the box.

Step 2:

Make two slits in the top of the box. Thread a length of ribbon through those slits. Tie in a neat bow to make a loop to hang

Step 3:

Create your scene by cutting out card in whatever festive shapes you choose. Stick these shapes to foam board to give them more depth.

Step 4:

Hang your matchbox scenes to your tree!

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Part 8:

What you’ll need:

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • A4 Decorative Paper
  • Cracker Snapper
  • 3 toilet roll tubes
  • Glue or sticky tape
  • Ribbon
  • Party hats
  • Jokes
  • Small gifts

 

Step 1:

Using a pencil and paper divide a sheet of A4 paper horizontally into three sections

Step 2:

Put a cracker snapper on the bottom edge of the paper and glue in place at either end – don’t glue the middle!

Step 3:

Line up three toilet paper tubes along the centre of the paper to create a tube. Roll the paper tightly around and glue to secure the cracker.

Step 4:

Cut a length of ribbon for each end of the cracker. Tie a piece of ribbon at one end of the middle toilet roll in a bow – this will be a closed end of the cracker. Drop in your hat, joke & gift.

Step 5:

Close the other end of the cracker with a piece of ribbon. Remove the two end rolls!

 

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