Christmas Crafts

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Well hello there! We know it has been a long time. To be honest, we have been swamped with end of year work. We really wanted to make regular bi-weekly posts but it turns out we were a little too ambitious. We also didn’t really want to put too much burden on ourselves since this was supposed to be a fun project, but we do hope we will be more active next year with a schedule that can fit our lives.

Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2020? Like a lot of others, I simply cannot wait for 2021 to roll in. I have been at home for months and while it is boring at times, I convince myself that this is in fact the heroic thing to do during this pandemic. And since this Christmas I will also still be at home, I thought I would look back to some of my Christmas art projects from the years before.

There is always something wonderful about Christmas. Even though I don’t live in a country with four seasons and can’t possibly make snowmen or cuddle up with warm jumpers, I do admit I love the season anyway for I always get to spend it with my people. During this time, I usually get so many inspirations to create art works too. This is a tradition that I probably got from our mum too, since she is always busy making the house looking pretty. We don’t usually have conventional Christmas tree, but she usually creates something to resemble a Christmas tree. It’s fun and also unique!

Here is one of mum’s “Christmas tree” – it’s minimalist with lots of colours, I love it!

In this post, I’d like to show you some simple decorations for lazy decorators such as myself LOL! The first one is a another idea from my mum, it’s actually one of my favourite ornament which she made using ice cream sticks!. It’s so simple and easy, really festive too! Here she played with some red ribbons and leftovers Christmas tree decor. I think it’s pretty cute!

Next is an idea I got from a YouTube video (I can’t remember which one though!). Just type “origami Christmas tree” and voila! It’s SO SIMPLE, it would be a great project if you have small kids too. I made one first just to test the water, and it was so easy that I made a bunch! This looks great on your desk or little coffee table. You can use any kind of origami paper, big or small, and also in any colours you want.

Last year, when I made Christmas themed art journal. I had some fancy ribbon that I got from a package (I always keep nice ribbons and other trinkets from my journaling packages! A lot of small businesses put a lot of work in their packaging and I just can’t throw it away!) and it made the perfect snowflakes. Since Christmas trees are basically just triangles, I made some from assorted papers. I was really pleased with the result!

I guess what I’m saying is, decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be big and expensive. You can reuse things, and create the most wonderful things too. Whenever I give gifts during Christmas, I also try to brighten up the package with some extra love. I think it’s the little things that matter.

This was just made with a bit of textured paper, some alphabet stamps, gold stickers, washi tapes and a red ribbon for an extra special touch.

I really hope you can have some fun during this extraordinary Christmas. What kind of crafts do you like to do during Christmas? Let us know in the comment section!

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