5 Perfect Christmas Gifts And Decorations

Jasper A

The Christmas season is finally upon us; everywhere we turn people are bustling to buy gifts for their loved ones. Decorations are being put up here and there and shops are teeming with fancy new wreaths or ornaments. Twinkling lights fill the cold sharp night air covering it with a colorful glow. Grins and laughter can be heard mingling with the intense Christmas shopping atmosphere. For many people this is a time for remembrance, gift giving, and smiles. On the other hand Christmas for some people may be filled with constant money spending and bank drainage. Thank goodness that there is a solution to this horrendous problem. A simple way to save money on decorations or gifts is to simply do it your-self!

Shown below are a couple ways for you to cut your budget and make some beautiful seasonal decorations and gifts.

  1. A snow globe!

Materials:

  • Any glass jar with a cover (baby food jar)
  • Super glue
  • Sculpture/figure (object in the globe)
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Glycerin

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Step 1:

Glue your sculpture or figure to the lid of your jar

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Step 2:

Add water, glycerin and glitter into the jar. Make sure it is full.

step3

Step 3:

Place the lid with the figure on it into the jar. Make sure you tightly screw on the lid so it will not leak.

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Step 4:

Shake! You are finished!

This would make a perfect gift to a teacher or ornament.

  1. Candy Cane Wreath / Ornament

Materials:

  • 10 candy canes
  • 10 peppermint candies
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

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Step 1:

Glue 5 pairs of candy canes together in the shape of a heart.

To cover the glue you can glue a peppermint candy on the ends of the heart.

Option: tie ribbon to reinforce the candy canes and cover the glue.

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Step 2:

Glue each candy cane heart into a star shape. The two round edges of each heart candy cane will match up together as shown above.

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Step 3:

You are finished!

This would be perfect for a wreath or a classroom gift for a teacher.

Optional: Tie a ribbon around the top of the star to make it hang.

  1. Peppermint Hot Coco! Yummy…

Materials:

  • Any glass jar with a cover (jam jar)
  • Hot coco powder
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peppermint candies
  • Optional: ribbon

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Step 1:

Pour chocolate powder into the bottom of the jar. Make sure it is enough powder for a full cup.

Step 2:

Pour a handful of marshmallows into the jar.

Make sure it sits neatly on top of the layer of coco powder.

Step 3:

Sprinkle a layer of chocolate chips over the marshmallow layer.

Step 4:

Add a layer of peppermint candies on top of the chocolate chips.

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Step 5:

You are finished!

This would make a delicious gift to a teacher or friend or even a tasty treat for your-self!

Optional: Tie a bow around the top of the jar to decorate your gift.

  1. Cute Beaded Candy Canes!

Materials:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Red and white beads

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Simply bead the pipe cleaner in a candy cane pattern and curve the top to match the shape of a Candy Cane. Close the two ends by bending the tips of the pipe cleaner.

This would make a great decoration or ornament!

  1. Puzzle Piece Snowflakes!

Materials:

  • Puzzle pieces
  • Ribbon or string
  • Glue

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Glue 6 puzzle pieces together to form a snowflake shape.

Optional: Glue a ribbon loop so that the snowflake can hang.

This would make a great decoration or ornament!

I hope these quick DIY tutorials give you some ideas and help you save some much-needed money in the following season. Have a Happy Holiday season!!!

Ideas from: http://www.pinterest.com

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