Christmas is just around the corner
Just over a week left before we all gather with family and friends to share joy, gratitude, and love over a Christmas feast. That also means there is only a few days left to decorate our houses and make our home magical.
Here at KLD we decided to try our hand at some handmade paper decorations in an effort to make your decorating easier!
So try out these DIY Christmas decorations. Making your own decorations is a fabulous creative outlet through the harnessing of unique design. and simultaneously impress people with your efforts…
A. Christmas Origami
– White A4 sheet
– Patterned A4 sheet of your choice
– Gold or silver shiny A4 sheet
Step 1: Print one of these template on either a white A4 sheet or a patterned A4 sheet.
Step 2: Cut around the outlines. It will define the shape of your Christmas ball.
Step 3: With a needle, pierce a hole where on one of the face. Put the string through and make a knot.
Step 4: Score along all the dotted lines.The dotted lines represents where you bend the template to give it a 3D shape. Score it with a cutter or a needle will make it easier to bend the paper.
Step 5: Turn over and lightly bend along scored lines.
Step 6: Using a glue-stick glue each flap into place.
Last step is to decorate your tree with these fabulous homemade shapes!
B. Paper Snowflakes
With the Christmas tree decorated, now embellish door knobs or windows. Try paper snowflakes to hang around the house. As noted in the previous tip, use the ever so simple yet elegant white paper. Or go a shinier rout, like a gold or silver A4 paper.
– Paper of your choice
– String and a needle
Step 1: First step is very simple. From a A4 or A3 sheet (if you want a bigger snowflake), cut a square and fold it in two to make a triangle
Step 2: Fold the triangle in half again, then into thirds.
Step 3: Cut around the edges of your folded paper any way you like, then open up the folds to reveal your snowflake.
Step 4: With a needle, pierce a small hole at the edge of the snowflake and put through the string. Make a know and hang it wherever you feel like.
If you are feeling inspired take a look at some of our other Christmas posts, Christmas Cards & Festive Graphics & Wrapping Delights!