Christmas celebrations can cost you a bomb, but it doesn't have to be an 'exorbitant' affair always. With a bit of creativity, time and few supplies, you can easily lift the load off your wallet by making exciting decorations, ornaments and gifts at home, all within your budget. There is something incredibly delightful about making homespun crafts. Not only does it add a personal touch to your holiday decor, but also looks extremely funky. The fun part about the entire deal is that you can create anything from ordinary things lying around the house and recycle old-stuff to make mind-boggling embellishments. So what are you waiting for? This Christmas, spruce up the decor of your home with beautiful homemade ornaments. Whether you need something new to hang by the fire or just wish to glam up the mantel, these amazing Christmas craft ideas can get you experimenting. You will be surprised to see how simple house-hold items can transform your boring pad into a fun place to hang out during Christmas. To help you get on with it, here are some latest ideas on Christmas crafts 2011. Just gather your supplies and get creating!
Christmas Craft Ideas 2011
Stuffed with goodies and gifts, handsomely dressed handmade stockings are a sheer delight to wake up to on Christmas morning. Not only do they make pretty embellishments for your Christmas decor, but are also very simple to knit. Once you know how to knit in the round, you can just make anything you want. And yes, do not forget to embellish the stockings with interesting Christmas motifs like snowflakes, reindeer, tree, stars, snowman and more.
Felt Holly Corsage
Give a funky touch to your traditional Christmas-tree pins with these cheerful corsages that make for wonderful keepsakes. Easy to make and great to gift, these sophisticated corsages can also be pinned to your dress to make for lovely accessories. All you need is an assortment of buttons, beads, tinsels, pom-poms, glass ornaments, velvet and silk ribbons, etc to get started.
This Christmas, as a tribute to Santa's favorite aids, let's ditch the snowman and the clown and make adorable elf figurines instead. These little elf figurines are a cinch to make and do not warrant any toy-making expertise. Just gather pinecones, pipe cleaners, bells, needles and other simple supplies and you are good to go. You can use these charming sprites to deck up your Christmas tree, mantel and gifts.
Sparkling Gift Tags
Need a special gift tag to hold your gift-certificate cards? Try these sparkling gift tags. When it comes to making Christmas gift tags, a little ingenuity never hurts. Apart from being pretty and highly functional, these gift tags come with a cute front-flap and can be easily glued to the gift boxes or attached to the trees.
Yule Log Favor Boxes
This quintessential icon of yuletide festival, that more or less looks like birch logs, makes for lovely favor boxes. The clip-art wrapped around a paper-towel with glittered birds perched on top of it looks truly pretty. Stuff these boxes with toffees, candies and other sweet treats for a yummy surprise!
Magazine Christmas Trees
It is truly surprising how something as simple as old magazines can be altered into sparkly tabletop trees. A breeze to make, this glittering golden paper trees look truly stunning and can be made with just a handful of supplies. All you need is a few old magazines of any size and shape, golden spray paint, and loads of glitters.
Forget the ordinary Christmas card? Now greet your friends with a merry snowman card that not only looks very adorable, but can also be easily crafted at home. You can use old-fashioned honeycomb paper to create the desired effect and inscribe it with a wonderful message right beneath the snowman's belly. A cute way of wishing your close ones "Merry Christmas" indeed!
Try making one of these Christmas crafts at home and dazzle up your yuletide celebrations like never before!
Make this Christmas season festive and bright with these latest Christmas crafts trend. Funky, creative and out-of-the-world, these Christmas craft ideas for 2011 are sure to rock your celebrations.