Christmas Crafts

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Christmas Wreath.

At the weekend, my son decided that he wanted to make a Christmas wreath, and I thought that this was a great idea.

We then ventured out to buy the materials we needed to make the wreath. My son was deciding on which wreath to buy. He concluded to buy a green artificial one.

artificial wreath
artificial wreath.

My son then let his inspiration guide him as he gazed at the selection of craft material. Next, he placed a packet of dried orange slices, apple slices, pine cones and cinnamon sticks into the basket. (what a fruity combination)

packs of wreath decorations
Wreath Decorations.

He followed this by wanting a red berry and pine pick as the main feature.

Red Berry and Pine Pick.

All that was left to get was a hot glue gun, which I already had.

Back at home, and it was craft time. I carefully showed my son how to use the glue gun (health and safety).

Next, he evenly distributed the orange and apple slices, cinnamon sticks and pine cones all around.

fruity christmas decorations
wreath decorations on a tray.

I could tell that he was so pleased with the outcome.

Here is the finished design:

A fruity homemade christmas wreath
Christmas Wreath.

The Christmas wreath has an alluring aroma to it, which I suppose is a bonus when you have a sensory seeking child.

Christmas Cracker.

Firstly, I attended my local carers’ Christmas craft workshop (Carers in Bedfordshire) to create a seasonal decoration.

Secondly, I made a black and white Christmas cracker from a card template provided followed by folding, using glue and decorating it.

Additionally, I bedazzled my cracker with white adhesive pearls and added a hint of gold for colour. Lastly, I finished the elegant design off with some gold ribbon.

make your own christmas cracker craft decoration
Black, White and Gold Christmas Cracker.

Looking for creative ideas to do over Christmas?

Why not check out my blog post: 12 Days of Christmas Activities and my post on making Johnny 5.


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