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Christmas Crafts Ideas

January 6, 2020



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What’s more frightful than the weather outside at Christmas? Our bank balances at Christmas! While Santa’s making his list and checking it twice; we’re logging into our accounts and checking them twice. That’s why we’ve decided to come up with a few Christmas craft ideas that offer a bit of festive cheer without snowballing costs.

 

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Twig Stars

These little twig stars make for perfect baubles or can even be used atop your Christmas tree. Grab a handful of sticks from your yard, garden or nearest park and using Gorilla Wood Glue, stick them together in star shapes. Spray white with acrylic paint for that winter effect and then tie a piece of string around them ready for hanging after full cure (allow 24 hours).

 

Wine Cork Wreaths

If you’ve been following our blogs, you’ll have noticed that quite a few of our craft ideas tend to involve wine corks. This is purely coincidental. A glass or two of wine, though, can be a fantastic festive stress reliever and wreaths do make for fantastic festive decorations— so for many of us, it’s a win, win. 

Take a plain styrofoam wreath, some Gorilla Glue Original and begin affixing corks. Remember, polyurethane glues are water-activated and so will expand while curing. The size of the wreath is completely up to you. Once done, attach a few jingle bells and finish off with a nice Christmas floral arrangement made up of artificial flowers.

 

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

These pine cone Christmas trees are adorable and incredibly simple. Paint a pine cone green and leave it to dry. Cut a wine cork in half and using Gorilla Wood Glue, stick to the bottom of the cone. Glue a miniature wooden star to the top and you’re done. 

Scatter them around your home, create a festive forest in your lounge or use them to bring a bit of imagination to an unadorned Christmas dinner table. 

 

Snowflake Coasters

We all have that one relative who revels in throwing drinks around at Christmas. These snazzy snowflake coasters will go some way to minimising the damage. 

Use Gorilla Super Glue to glue three 10cm pieces of white pipe cleaner together in a star shape to act as the snowflake base. To do this, you will need to cut two of them in half, leaving you with four individual pieces to attach – in an ‘X’ shape – to the remaining 10cm piece.  Cut down smaller pieces make two ‘V’ shapes on the end of arm to give the final touch.

 

Lollipop Stick Christmas Trees

Cut five lollipop sticks to lengths of 2.5cm, 1.5cm, 4cm, 6cm and 8cm and paint green. Take one full length lollipop stick and paint it brown. Then, using Gorilla Wood Glue attach the modified sticks horizontally starting with the shortest one at the top. Attach diamantes using Gorilla Super Glue Micro Precise before topping your tree off with a glittery miniature craft star.

 

Wooden Snowman

Desperate to build a snowman but those pesky weathermen are forecasting a grey and dreary Christmas instead of a white one? Put down that carrot and follow us. 

You will need three pieces of wood, each 10cm deep. Cut into three different size circles, painting the front of each one white. Use Gorilla Wood Glue to attach them one on top of each other, with the largest piece at the base and the smallest piece for the head. Use Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear to attach two buttons, a felt carrot and a felt hat; and use a black marker to draw on the eyes and smile. Twig arms can be attached using Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear

 

Wine Cork Reindeer

Sorry, but you’re going to have to go out and buy in some more bottles of wine…for your very own Rudolf the Red Wine Reindeer. 

Take one wine cork, cut it horizontally and then cut these two pieces vertically. Attach the four pieces to the underside of another cork with Gorilla Wood Glue to serve as the legs. Stick two thirds of a cork to the top of the body for the head. Use Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear to stick on a small red pom pom for the nose and attach a pair of googly eyes. Then with Gorilla Wood Glue affix two twigs to give our little reindeer its ears. Tie a piece of coloured narrow ribbon around where the head and body join for a scarf.

 

Personalised Stocking 

Sometimes the best ideas are the most simple. Let the family’s imagination run wild with a night of ‘Creative Christmas Stocking Sticking’. You can name it whatever you want. 

Cover the kitchen table with a cloth, lay out everyone’s stockings and then armed with nothing but felt, glitter, and Gorilla Super Glue Gel, get sticking. The winner gets kudos and their favourite treat.

 

Snow Globe

These homemade snow globes are seriously cool. Take an empty mason jar, unscrew the lid and using Gorilla Contact Adhesive, affix a figurine of your choice to the underside of the lid. Fill the jar almost full with bottled water. Add a few drops of baby oil, a sprinkle of plastic glitter – the baby oil allows the glitter to swirl – screw the lid back on and begin shaking. 

 

Letter Tree Decorations 

Take an old wooden ruler and cut it down to whatever length you wish your Christmas letter message to say. Paint the ruler red and with Gorilla Wood Glue begin to fix on the tiles. Put a hole in the top of the ruler and thread through coloured string or ribbon so it’s ready to hang on the tree. Wait 24 hours for full cure. ‘Joy’ ‘Merry’ ‘Peace’ are a few suggestions. Try and fit in a ‘Z’ to prove you’re the Christmas Word Tree Decorating champion.