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Make Free Christmas Crafts
Crafting projects are perfect for the holiday season. Also, I love to paint and draw, and Christmas allows me to do quite a bit of that. I took a few art classes in high school and college, but it was in my late twenties I rediscovered my inner artist. Some days I would like to devote more time to painting, drawing, and crafting, but I do at least try to do a few project each month. Christmas is a wonderful time to make free crafts from objects that are already in your home.
Not only can you make your own cute decorations, but these also make thoughtful gifts for family and friends. In this economy many of us are experiencing financial difficulties, and just do not have the funds to spend on elaborate gifts at the store. During the last couple of years, I actually have made handcrafted gifts for most people I know, and it gives me a true sense of satisfaction. I have bought little items here and there, but my philosophy about Christmas gift giving has completely changed. Most likely within a few years many people clear out their closets and get rid of many of their Christmas gifts, so why spend lots of money on something that might just be thrown away?
Free Christmas crafts are ideal because you can create cute decorations people would keep from year to year for decorating. Even if some unthoughtful friend or relative does throw away your creation, at least you created it for a very small amount of money, as opposed to spending hundreds on an electronic device some will send to the Good Will once it is a year out of date. Think I am exaggerating? I knew someone that was gifted a Palm Pilot back in 2000 and had no need for it, so it went unused for years, eventually being donated during a spring house cleaning. I am not trying to be overly cheap here, but one of the reasons so many people are in debt is because they shop, and charge up their credit cards during the holiday season. This hub will give you the alternative of making some free Christmas crafts for family or friends.
How To Make A Gingerbread Boy Ornament
Take a glance at the pictures to see step by step instructions on how I created this cute, and might I add free, holiday ornament. If you put magnets on the back it is a great way to show off those Christmas cards. By adding a ribbon the gingerbread boy turns into an ornament for the Christmas tree.
Step One: Sketch Out The Head
Step Two: Sketch Out The Gingerbread Boy
Step Three: Unfold The Gingerbread Boy
Step Four: Use The Gingerbread Cut-out As A Template
Step Four: Cut Out The Gingerbread Boy
Step Five: Stitch On The Collar
Step Six: Stitch On The Right Hand Cuff
Step Seven: Add The Left Hand Cuff
Step Eight: Stitch On The Red Stripe On The Bottom of The Sweater
Step Nine: Stitch On The Buttons
Step Ten: Stitch On The White Sweater
Step Eleven: Stitch On The Eyes And Nose
Step Twelve: Stitch On His Smile
Step Thirteen: Stitch On The Face
Step Fourteen: Add The Hands
Step Fifteen: Begin Stitching On The Legs
Step Sixteen: Take A Look At The Completed Gingerbread Boy
Step Seventeen: Add The Magnets
Step Eighteen: Enjoy Your New Fridge Magnet
More Free (Or Inexpensive) Christmas Decorations
Here are some other cool, and free Christmas decorations you can make. The good news is most of the supplies needed are already on hand, so the cost is practically none!
A Miniature Christmas Wreath
Would you like to create a fun and unusual Christmas tree decoration? These miniature wreaths made out of sparkly pipe cleaners could add sparkle and flair to any tree. Do not have a tree? Then hang a few on the wall instead.
A Cross Stitched Candy Cane
This cross stitched candy cane would be cute to hang on the Christmas tree, or on the wall. These make charming gifts as well.
Paper snowflakes are free Christmas decorations most anyone can create, especially since these can be made out of paper just lying around. Most people I know have paper in their homes.
Make Your Own Christmas Cards
Also, remember you can save money this holiday season by making Christmas cards for family and friends. The ones I make each year are quite a hit, and several people have told me it means more to receive something handmade. Have fun making crafts for decorations and gifts this holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!