Incorporate some of these ideas for updating your Christmas decorations and youll be well on your way to a happy and beautiful holiday season. Simple updates like holiday accent pillows, a new holiday figurine or holiday mugs in your kitchen can really make a difference in your holiday decor.
Set the kids up with their artwork and old cards and get them to cut their work down to a size that will fit neatly onto your card. If you are using a standard card size of 148mm x 105mm (A4 cut in half, then folded in half) a square of 90mmx90mm will fit nicely. Accuracy isnt important; it will add to the overall charm of the cards. Get a pile of these and keep the leftover pieces too - they can be used to create a collage.
The main focal point of the holiday season in any home is normally the Christmas tree, so updating your Christmas decorations for your tree can really bring a whole new life to holiday season. Sparkly new lights, a few new Christmas ornaments, and a new tree topper are just some ideas of how you can update your Christmas tree. Whether you use an artificial tree or a real tree, ornaments are often the most talked about Christmas decoration each year. Another idea is to purchase a beautiful tree skirt that matches the rest of your holiday decor to really showcase your tree.
Fold the card in half and then paste the artwork squares onto the front, towards the top (checking the opening is to the right-hand side), using the gluestick. If things are getting too messy, stop and get the kids to wash their hands and start again. Using scrap paper on the table top makes cleaning up much easier. Allow the cards to dry. If they get a bit twisted, lay the cards under a heavy book overnight to flatten them out.
Even with these precautions, some people keep a bucket of water nearby just in case. You can consider doing this for peace of mind. Avoid drafts. Keep an eye on the tree if someone opens a door or window or if you make a fire in the fireplace. A sudden gust could pull the flame on the candles in one direction or another, or it could cause them to flame up or burn faster. Enjoy your candle-powered Christmas tree -- And treat it with respect.