The holiday season is almost here. And everyone around is busy preparing for future celebrations. To bring the Christmas mood closer, start making home decorations yourself. Garland - a traditional decoration that can be made from almost anything. For the street they usually make garlands of coniferous branches and bright berries. And for the home material can serve as toys and sweets. Here are some ideas that inspired you to decorate your room.
Some of the decorations are made so simple that even children can handle it. Having made several decorative items in the same style, you can completely change the style of the room by decorating it in a rustic or modern style.
1. "Sweet" garland
On New Year the whole house is filled with sweets. Therefore, they may well be considered a symbol of this holiday. This garland, although it seems to be quite edible, is actually made of colored felt.
To begin, cut the felt into strips of the same width. You can buy a felt fabric in a shop for creativity, or use any other thick fabric, such as colored wool or felt, for crafts. Traditionally, candies are made red and white. But you can combine other colors. It looks great combination of white with any other bright color. It is more convenient to cut the felt not with scissors, but with a stationery knife.
Smear the colored strip with white glue and place the white on top. Apply another layer of glue and roll the lollipop into a roll. Now it remains to make as many links of the garland as you need for your chosen length.
To complement the jewelry, select the beads of a suitable color. Transparent plastic or glass that resembles real candy can be best.
It remains only to collect all the component parts of the garland on the thread. Decoration can be hung on a Christmas tree or on the wall of the room. And no extra calories!
2. Garland on the front door
It is not necessary to ruin your wallet to create such beauty. All materials separately can be purchased at the nearest fixed list at a reasonable price. Simply assemble a different decor on a thick wire, add LED lights and a few conifer branches. And now it seems that your door was designed by a real designer.
3. Wreath or garland of burlap
A Christmas tree decorated in ethnic style has been relevant for several seasons. This design looks very comfortable and natural. All that is needed is a long piece of burlap (or several short stitched together) and threads of suitable color.
For this garland used a whole canvas bag. He was cut into strips 10 centimeters wide each. If you have a small tree, the strips can be done already.
Sew all the strips together to make a long ribbon. You can seam on the machine, or manually. Since the garland is sewn in a rustic style, uneven seams and even slight negligence are allowed. For burlap, a zigzag stitch is best suited, but you can get by with a straight seam. You can handle the edges of the garland on the overlock or just fluff them with white glue.
It remains only to collect a garland, passing a thick thread in the middle of the ribbon. Use the largest needle for work.
Assemble the thread and secure the knot at the end. Decoration is ready!
4. Classic garland with lights
Such a traditional decor can be quite expensive. But if you buy all the components separately, you can save a lot. Wrap natural or artificial conifer branches with a wide red ribbon, and then pass the LED bulbs through the entire garland. This decoration is perfectly complemented by cones and any Christmas decorations. It remains only to include a garland and you can meet guests.
5. Fir-trees from forms for cakes
A simple master class, with the help of which even children can make a festive decoration.
Creating Christmas decorations can become a real family tradition. Make at least one new decor item each year, and soon you will acquire a small collection, each item of which will evoke pleasant memories. Do not forget to write on the back of the jewelry the year on the eve of which it was created and the names of all those who participated in the creative process.
To create such a garland you need colorful paper cups for baking cupcakes, twine or thick thread, silver stars for decoration and any glue for paper. If you make Christmas trees with children, it is better to take PVA - it is the least toxic. Flatten each mold to make a paper disk. Fold the disc in half, and then again, to get a quarter of a circle. Alternating colors, glue three such parts to make a semblance of a Christmas tree. Glue for the very top, so that the decoration was voluminous.
Decorate each Christmas tree with a decoration of shiny stars. Take a thick needle and gently string paper trees on a string or a thick thread. By the same technology, you can make a decoration of colored candy wrappers from sweets. Decorate a real Christmas tree garland!
6. Figured paper chains
We made such garlands in childhood. The principle of creation is very simple. Each link is attached to the previous one, simply by closing the paper strip. In this case, the decor is a bit more complicated. Chain strips are cut from colored paper using a press to shapely cut paper. The result is impressive! It seems that real lace is hanging on your Christmas tree.
7. Felt tapes in vintage style
Such a decoration is somewhat reminiscent of handmade sweets. Glue together strips of colored felt or felt. Collect strips into an accordion and strung them on a dental floss. To connect the strips, use a hot gun. Such decoration will look very original, and perfectly complement another decor in ethnic style.
8. Bright bows
Such a decoration will look great even if it is made of soft felt, and if you use colored shreds of fabric as a material. The main thing is to choose a material for denser. Technology creation is nowhere easier. Cut a lot of identical thin strips, and tie a knot in the middle of each of them. Then thread all the bows on the dental floss or thin wire. The more detail you use, the more garland will be the fluffier.
Decoration can be made of paper, colored cardboard or plastic from the stationery folder. Something similar to each of us was taught to do in kindergarten ... Refine the flashlight, attaching a gray cap on top. Details can be glued together or connected with a stapler. Such a decoration resembles the garlands that decorated Christmas trees many years ago.
10. Paper Fir Trees
To make such a decoration, it is enough to cut a disposable paper plate into four parts. The pieces need to be painted green and stick the decor of colored paper. Even the smallest ones will cope with this decoration. Adults will only collect Christmas trees on a string.
11. Knitted bows
Making such a garland will take time, but the result is worth it. The bows are crocheted with the simplest knitting, so even a beginner can try to make an ornament.
Tie a ring of thick colored threads. Fold the ring in half and tie it with thick white thread with pompoms at the ends.
To create pompons you need two thick cardboard rings. The diameter of the ring must match the diameter of the pom-pom. The inner hole should be small to fit a small tangle. Wind the ring with thread, passing the ball through the hole. When the entire ring is covered with threads, cut the threads along the outer edge so as to separate the two paper rings. Draw a thread between the layers of cardboard, and tie a pom-pom in the middle. Remove the cardboard and give the pompom a round shape.
Collect all bows on a string and hang a garland in the chosen place.
12. Three-dimensional Christmas trees
Such a decoration will look impressive even if you make it out of velvety cardboard. And if you make an effort, and cut out the details of plywood, the garland will last for many years. You just need to cut two triangles, one of which will have a vertical slot, and insert the parts into one another. You can simply paint the trees in green or paint them to make them look like dressed trees.
13. Fluffy chains
You can make chains on the tree of the most unusual materials. For example, the author of this master class used shiny brushes to clean the pipes! Just roll them into rings with pliers.