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Homemade Christmas Decorations

Homemade Christmas Decorations

A wonderful and innovative way to spend Christmas is to make your own decorations. It is an interactive and easy to spend time with the family and to get your creative juices flowing. This is also a great way to reach your children about the importance of recycling and reusing old materials. In this case, these decorations are made of old bulbs and can be decorated using materials available in the house.

Materials Needed –

  • Old lightbulbs
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Tinsel
  • Twine
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Cello tape

How to do it –

  • Clean the lightbulbs with a clean cloth before beginning the activity.
  • Paint each bulb with a different colour using acrylic paints. Create an even and thick layer over each bulb to build a solid layer before beginning decorations.
  • Let the bulbs dry for a minimum of 1 one hour before starting to decorate them.
  • A simple design for decoration is to create a pattern using glue and then sprinkle glitter on the bulb.
  • The glitter will stick in a beautiful pattern.
  • Make sure to use contrasting colours of glitter to make sure they pop!
  • Other options also include painting the bulb brown and sticking on a red pom pom to create Rudolph's nose. Use rounds of white and black paper to make the eyes.
  • Acrylic paint dries hard and hence you can paint over the base colour as well to create different patterns.
  • Another wonderful option is to use cotton wool to create Santa's beard and then either paint on the other features of his face.
  • However you decide to decorate your bulb decoration, it will look beautiful hanging on the Christmas tree. Tie a piece of twine to the top of the bulb to create a loop to hang the decoration.

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