Christmas Crafts Article
Old Favorite Christmas Craft IdeasCTL
Christmas is a magical time of year in any household. While it is a time of obligations and commitments, it is also a time for celebration with family and friends. It's a time when people seem to be more friendly and you might get the chance to know them better. It's a time to try new recipies and new foods. It's also a time to work on a favorite Christmas craft project.
There is a free Christmas craft project called "The 12 Days of Kissmas" that has been circulated around for years, and each year different variations of this craft appear. Not all of them include the chocolate kiss treats. The craft consists of a large red wooden heart with the words "The 12 Days of Kissmas" written on it in black script. Attached on a red ribbon, which can be tiered, are candy treats. The recipient will love counting down the 12 days of Christmas with the yummy treats!
Who says that simple Christmas craft ideas can't be rewarding? Many people buy the items in bulk so that they can create as many as they want each year to give away as last minute gifts to people they have forgotten, or to those who show up with an unexpected gift. As everyone knows, you should always have some spare gifts and cards on hand around the holidays and these simple Christmas craft ideas will help prevent an awkward situation.
You can buy heart shaped pieces of wood, red spray paint, thin satin red ribbon, and a calligraphy marker from a local craft store. Next you will buy 2 metal eyehooks. These can be found at craft stores or more easily at home improvement stores. Finally you will need your candy treat! Make sure you have a lot of ribbon and treats, as you will go through a lot in preparing this Christmas craft. Remember to look around for sales on those items, and you will have them on hand for the holidays.
The craft making itself consists of spray-painting all the hearts at one time, outside where ventilated and then let dry. After the wood has dried, screw in the eyehooks. The top eyehook should be in the upper "V" of the heart and the bottom eyehook should go at the point of the heart. Use ribbon and create a knotted loop in the top eyehook. This will be the means by which the recipient hangs their present. The bottom eyehook will be for attaching ribbon, which holds the treats.
Most times people usually make an equal amount of chocolate as non-chocolate hearts. Be creative with the writing on the heart. Examples that have been used are "12 Days of Pez-mas" and "12 Days of Mint-mas." Don't be afraid to be silly, as it will bring a smile to the face of the recipient. Also keep in mind that you can mix up the colors on this craft for different people. Be sure to try different ways of attaching your treats to the ribbon on the bottom eyehook. If you are only doing one treat a day it is usually fairly easy to tie them all on. Once you get more comfortable and creative with the craft you can try attaching more, 12 for 12 days, 11 for 11 days, etc., or attach using other methods.
Hopefully these simple Christmas craft ideas have given you an idea of a simple but memorable craft that you can make this holiday season to decorate your own house or to bring a smile to others. Happy Holidays!
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