Crafts for the New Year 2017 do it yourselfOleg Skrinnik
The New Year is approaching with its inexpressible atmosphere of all-encompassing goodness, which the eyes of passers-by shine with, and the children at this time are especially joyful and happy. Of course, almost every person on the eve of holidays thinks about gifts for relatives and friends, about decorating his house or apartment.
DIY handicrafts 2017They will perfectly fit into the role of both a pleasant souvenir gift for the New Year and stylish home decoration for the New Year and Christmas holidays.
Such crafts are not too costly in material terms, they will not take a lot of time for their production, unless you have to “sweat” a little with some, but the feelings and emotions that they will give to your friends, relatives, colleagues, colleagues are worth it, rest assured.
Excellent hand-made gifts can serve as a good service for more than one year, causing a genuine smile every time your eyes catch on this thing that was lovingly done by your caring hands.
Handicrafts for the New Year of the buttons
With the help of multi-colored buttons you can create interesting crafts for the New Year holidays.
Christmas tree of buttons
To make a Christmas tree from buttons you will need:
- cardboard or heavy paper;
- tailor pins;
- polyurethane foam (in the absence of foam, you can use soft paper or cloth);
- decoration and decor.
Step 1.Twist the cone out of cardboard and glue the edges together. Excess at the base must be cut off.
Step 2.The mounting foam is ideal for filling the cavity of the cone, but if it is not possible to use the assembly foam, you can do with ordinary pieces of soft paper or fabric that need to be pushed into the cone (this is done so that the pins firmly “sit” and not jump out).
Step 3.It is time to start buttons and pins. Pin the buttons in random order to the cone so that there is no empty space left. It is best to start from the bottom, gradually moving to the top of the Christmas tree. Buttons of not only different colors, but also different in size will look more beautiful. Buttons will be held tighter if, pinning them with pins, guide the point of the needles slightly down at an angle.
Step 4.When the buttons completely cover the cone, you can do the decoration of the Christmas tree.To do this, you need to attach all sorts of beads, decorative snowflakes, etc. with a glue gun or the same pins. At the top of the Christmas tree it will be good to arrange a star or a ribbon bow.
Christmas ball of buttons
In the same way, you can make a toy on the Christmas tree. Only instead of a cone, pins will need to be pinned to a foam ball, to which you will pin a loop of thin tape. Such a decoration looks amazing, and in the Year of the Rooster it acquires special relevance, as the owner of 2017 just loves everything colorful and catchy.
From buttons, by stringing them on a string, you can build funny snowmen, Christmas trees, and you can also get beautiful licorice sticks, Christmas wreaths, snowflakes, and much, much more.
Crafts from cones
Turning on the imagination and armed with the gifts of nature, you can make very cute crafts from cones, which can be used as Christmas-tree decorations, New Year's décor or a souvenir gift for the holidays.
If you paint a beautiful pine cone in some color, in some places cover it with glue and sprinkle with sequins on top, you will get an original decoration on the Christmas tree, to which you only need to attach a loop.
A cone decorated with beads or painted in green can be “planted” in a pot - and in front of you there will be an amazing little Christmas tree, at the top of which you can attach a small star or other small decor.
Big tree of cones
Such a Christmas tree is most suitable for the New Year, because it is created from natural materials, and, decorating it with rhinestones, sparkles and all sorts of small ornaments - the beauty of the cones will create an amazing atmosphere of festive New Year's magic around itself.
To make a tree of cones, you will need:
- cones (as much as possible);
- a cone and a circle of brown or green cardboard;
- glue gun;
- various decor and decorations.
Step 1.To begin with, the bumps need to be cleaned of debris and washed. Then dry them paint over each cone from the sprayer (this is purely optional).
Step 2.Glue a circle of cardboard to the cone for greater structural stability.
Step 3.Gently gum the cones with a glue gun, starting at the base and moving up to the top. It is more beautiful to start with the biggest buds, gradually moving to the small bumps. It is important to try not to leave gaps.
Step 4.Pine cone tree ready! It remains only to decorate it to your taste.
Party Ball Cones
Such a ball can be hung on a chandelier or directly under the ceiling. Covered with sparkles, beads, or even in a “pure form”, a ball of cones will give New Year's mood to you and your guests.
For making a ball of cones you will need:
- PVA glue;
- toilet paper;
- glue gun;
- brown paint;
- cones (many);
Step 1.Of course, a ready-made balloon for creating crafts can be bought in specialized stores, but making the foundation with your own hands is much nicer and less expensive financially. So, inflate a balloon and wrap it with toilet paper, which you have previously wetted in a mixture of water and PVA glue (two parts of glue are used for two parts of water). After the whole ball is covered with paper, you need to leave it to dry for 24 hours.
Step 2.When the ball dries, paint it with brown paint (this is necessary so that the color of toilet paper does not shine between the bumps).
Step 3.It's time to stick the bumps on the ball, trying not to leave gaps.
Step 4.The loop can be made of a beautiful wide satin ribbon.
Crafts from sweets do it yourself
Every hostess wants to surprise and please her dear guests with something unusual. Fir-trees from candies - the best gift for sweet teeth! And if you attach sweets to a bottle of champagne, you get a solid present for the New Year.
Colleagues, relatives and friends on merit will appreciate your attention to them, receiving as a gift a “sweet” Christmas tree for the most favorite winter holiday. It will not be superfluous to know in advance what kind of sweets the person bestowed on you prefers to eat.
For making hand-made chocolates you will need:
- base (cone made of cardboard or foam, bottle of champagne);
- glue gun;
- ribbons, tinsel, Christmas-tree beads, a variety of decor.
Step 1.Glue the candy to the base with a glue gun, starting at the bottom.
Step 2.When a bottle or a cone is “strewn” with candies at your discretion, you can decorate the Christmas tree with Christmas tinsel, Christmas tree beads and other suitable decorations.
A “sweet” herringbone can be made even from marmalade, marshmallow, Turkish delight, etc.Only for fixing candies without wrapping to the base you need to take not glue, but toothpicks or skewers. The bottle can no longer be used here; a cone made of foam or other material that is cleaned with soap is best suited.