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It’s the holiday season and our house is filled with all kinds Christmas fun including making some new Christmas decorations with the kids.
Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive and having the kids help out creates memories as well as some great things you can pass on to them when they are older.
Over the years, the kids and I have created quite a collection of ornaments and decorations and they are my favorite things to see on display in our home this time of year.
This year we’ve been busy making all kinds of new creations with the help of some products from Oriental Trading. We started our crafting when we were putting up our tree by creating a really, really, really, long candy striped paper chain. We made enough chain to wrap around the entire tree and some more to hang in the opening between our living room and kitchen.
Paper chain between the kitchen and living room.
I love the look of the paper chains on our tree.
In addition to the paper chains, the kids made some ornaments using crafts sticks, buttons, jewels and snowflakes.
You can easily make these with either a glue gun or Elmer’s glue (we did both).
The kids also decided to use some pre-made ornament kits to make picture ornaments for our tree and for family members.
After we were all done, I decided to put together a quick family Christmas tree with pictures of our family.
It was a quick, last minute craft, but I really like how it turned out and love the pictures in it.
We really enjoyed making all of these new decorations and of course, we are going to be making some more before the holidays are over. Next up on the agenda is making ornaments using fuse beads and boards!
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