When the Christmas rush comes to a close, it’ll be prime to time to focus on non-Christmas related crafts. Yes, crafting continues at FaveCrafts even after Christmas! Now is the time to think about wintery holiday crafts and New Year’s themes.
Let’s start with New Year’s crafts. Start thinking about what you’ll wear on New Year’s Eve this year. How will you embellish your outfit? Are you wearing something in a basic black? How can you liven it up. Try a DIY trick like fabric flowers to embellish a shirt, dress or even a purse. Follow this tutorial to create your own fabric flowers in four easy steps.
Another fun craft for New Year’s is a simple family photo album. Decorate the album to be relevant to your family, whether you eat pizza and watch movies every New Year’s, or sit down to a nice traditional ethnic dinner of some kind. Create a tradition of taking your family members’ photos on New Year’s Day and documenting them in the photo album. For added fun, ask a general question and have each person write a response. For example, “If you were ruler of the world, what would be your first course of action?” The family will love to look back on years past and see how you’ve changed both physically and intellectually!
My favorite winter crafts are snowflakes. They can be elegant and beautiful, as well as playful. There are snowflake patterns for kids to make, and complicated patterns for the adults. The easiest snowflake craft you can do with your kids is the age-old paper snowflake craft. Do you remember taking sheets of paper when you were little, folding them into eighths and making random cuts into the paper – like circles, hearts and lines. It always amazed me when I unfolded the beautiful lacey snowflake pattern from the paper.
A fresh take on this craft follows a similar guideline, but uses different materials to create an even more elegant paper snowflake. Make this one with your kids, or just do it yourself so you can decorate the house like a winter wonderland.
- Round paper doilies
- Fold one round paper doily in half. Then fold it in half again. And again. If you can get another fold out of it, fold it again.
- Begin making cuts in the “pie piece” doily – circles, hearts, squares, and slits.
- At the top, where the “pie piece” looks like a fan, cut out a design if you wish.
- Open the doily and see the snowflake pattern you’ve made.
- Pull a string through one of the holes in the snowflake and tape it to the window or hang it from the Christmas tree.
Just because Christmas crafting is coming to an end – you can still have fun creating festive crafts for upcoming holidays and seasons. Enjoy winter crafting this year =) Click here for more Winter Crafts.