50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

November 27, 2021

Likbez Do it yourself

Unique Christmas decorations made of paper, felt, plastic bottles, wine corks and other materials.
Photo by Daria Rodionova

Daria Rodionova

Lifehacker senior editor

50 cool do-it-yourself Christmas decorations

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Christmas toys from bushings

Frame: Handimania / YouTube

What do you need

  • Sleeve;
  • scissors;
  • yarn.

How to do

Bend the sleeve and cut across into several equal wide parts.

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Separate many identical segments from the yarn.

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Unbend the parts from the bushings. Insert a piece of yarn folded in half into one of them.

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Pass the ends of the thread into the resulting loop and tighten.

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Tie a few more pieces of yarn in this way. Move the threads that are on the sleeve so that the cardboard is not visible.

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Completely tie the part from the sleeve with threads.

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Divide the ends of the yarn into two parts. Twist each of them lightly and pull through the ring. The detailed process is shown in the video below. Straighten the threads.

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Over the ring, tie the yarn with another piece of thread, forming a hat.

Frame: Handimania / YouTube

Trim the ends of the threads so that you get a fluffy pom-pom.

Frame: Handimania / YouTube

In the same way, make hats from the remaining parts of the sleeve. For hanging, tie yarn loops on top.

What other options are there

The bushings will make beautiful snowflakes:

Another design:

You can make a Christmas ball:

Santa Claus:

And even a mini mug of cocoa:

Christmas toys from ice cream sticks

Frame: createwithjenn / YouTube

What do you need

  • Ice cream sticks;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • wood glue;
  • toothpick;
  • tassel;
  • brown paint;
  • red paint;
  • twine or other threads;
  • White paint.

How to do

Cut off the tips of the four sticks so that you get two pieces 6.3 cm long and two pieces 7.6 cm long. You also need three pieces without rounding 3.2 cm long and one 4.5 cm long. Prepare two more whole sticks about 11 cm long. If you have other sticks, choose the size by eye yourself.

Frame: createwithjenn / YouTube

On two whole parts, make three marks at a distance of 1.9 cm from each other. First measure from the place where the rounding of the stick ends. Apply glue with a toothpick to the marks on one piece.

Frame: createwithjenn / YouTube

Place it on the edge and glue three short identical parts to it, as shown in the photo.

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Glue the marks on the second whole stick with glue and attach it to the short parts.

Frame: createwithjenn / YouTube

When the workpiece is dry, cover it with brown paint. The rest of the sticks are red. Let the coating dry completely.

Place four pieces with rounded tops on short sticks: two long ones in the middle, and the other two on the edges. Leave small gaps between them. Trim their straight edges with a whole stick. On the other side, put the last piece.

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Gently glue the red details to the brown blank. Remove the whole stick, you won’t need it anymore. Tie a piece of twine to the short red part on both sides so that you get a loop.

Frame: createwithjenn / YouTube

Paint the edges of the red pieces with white paint.

The second part of the video tutorial shows how to make an incredibly cool ski set from the same sticks:

What other options are there

Here the sleigh is made differently:

From this master class you will learn how to make a wooden snowman, Santa Claus and a Christmas tree:

In this video there is also an angel, a star, a car and a fence:

And here are very simple wooden snowflakes:

Christmas toys made of paper

Frame: ABC TV / YouTube

What do you need

  • Light paper;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • awl;
  • golden rope;
  • thin wire;
  • glue;
  • large light bead;
  • bright paper.

How to do

Cut out a 15 cm square and a 15 x 8 cm rectangle from paper.

Fold the edge of the square about 1 cm. Then turn it over and fold it in the opposite direction again. Repeat until you have folded the entire piece like an accordion.

Frame: ABC TV / YouTube

Gather the rectangle into an accordion too, starting from the narrow edge.

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Fold a large accordion from a square in half. Make a hole in the middle of the fold with an awl.

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Fold the second accordion in half and pierce in the same place.

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Cut as much string as you need to make a hanging loop. Fold the ends together, form a loop and tie a knot. Remove excess.

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Wrap the wire around the loop. Fold the ends together. Pass the wire through the opening of the large harmonica.

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Pull out almost all of the rope. Then, in the same way, thread the wire with the rope into the hole of the small accordion.

Frame: ABC TV / YouTube

Tighten the rope so that the parts touch each other. Glue the two halves of a large harmonica.

Frame: ABC TV / YouTube

Lubricate the bottom of the small harmonica with glue and attach it to the large one.

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Put a bead on the wire and lower it to the paper …


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