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4 fun DIY Christmas decorations you can make with the kids

Article by Homes to Love

From baubles to greeting cards, it’s easy to get crafty and entertain the kids with these four fun Christmas decoration projects with Spotlight

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4 fun DIY Christmas decorations you can make with the kids

Whether you’re a dedicated crafter or you’re giving DIY a go for the first time, Spotlight has everything you need to create festive projects this season! Get the whole family involved or get crafting yourself, making your own Christmas decorations and cards has never been so fun.

Christmas baubles 

What you’ll need 
– ‘Jolly & Joy’ papier mache hanging bauble and star decorations
– Paintbrushes
– Paint
– Glue
– Glitter

To assemble
1. Paint all decorations and hang to dry.
2. Once dry, use glue to paint on dots and stripes, then sprinkle with glitter over the glued spots
3. Shake off excess glitter and hang to dry

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Christmas canvas 

What you will need
– 3x ‘Semco’ canvases to desired size
– Scalpel
– Coloured paper
– Glue
– Pencil

To assemble
1. Draw your design on the back of canvas – it will be mirrored on the front side.
2. Shade with pencil sections of design that are being cut out to eliminate any mistakes.
3. Use a scalpel to cut out your design.
4. Glue coloured paper to the back of canvas to create the coloured sections.

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Hanna Christmas decorations 

What you’ll need
– Hama beads
– Iron
– Baking paper

To assemble
1. Place beads onto board to create design.
2. Cover the design with baking paper and fuse beads together with a household iron.The ironing must be done by an adult.
3. Remove finished design from the reusable board.

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Merry and bright cards 

What you’ll need
– ‘Jolly & Joy’ C6 card and envelope 6-pack
– ‘Jolly & Joy’ Confetti Merry & Bright
– ‘Jolly & Joy’ Scrapbooking Stickers and Embellishments of your choice
– ‘Jolly & Joy’ bright ribbon
– Hot-glue gun
– Papercraft glue
– ‘We R Memory Keepers’ fuse tool
– Scrapbooking page protectors
– Clear tape
– Scissors
– White and printed card
– Gold pen

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