Christmas Craft: Make Anything!
by Emily Burson
The Perfect Christmas Craft; Make Anything!
"I'm bored." No one wants to hear those words, but
even fewer of us want to say them to ourselves. If you live in
a place where the snow flies freely during the winter months,
(or even if you don't), you may find yourself bored more than
you would like. If you are bored or just looking for something
new to do, here's an idea for the perfect Christmas craft: make
The Perfect Christmas Craft; Make anything!?
That's right. Anything. For your perfect Christmas craft, make
anything. All you have to do is create something that is an expression
of who you are as a person, and what you have to share with the
world. You can find a lot of craft ideas on the internet and at
craft supplies stores to help you get started, but chances are
you already have an idea in your head. Just to help you get started,
here are a few suggestions.
Looking for a Christmas Craft? Make Soap!
For a Christmas Craft, Make Soap? Yes, soap. It's something that
everyone uses and everyone needs, so why not make it something
special instead of something ordinary? Most craft stores will
have everything you need, from fragrances and glycerin to flower
petals and glitter. Grab a how-to book (click here for directions)
and go to work. It's easy and fun for everyone in your family!
Need Another Christmas Craft? Make Snowflakes.
Yes, those little paper snowflakes you used to make in elementary
school are still fun to make. Are you looking for something to
decorate your window frames; if so, this is the perfect Christmas
craft, make snowflakes-lots of them!! Fold your computer paper
into squares and grab some scissors. Start cutting triangles out
and enjoy yourself. Unfold and tie together with a piece of white
yarn and hang them in your window. It's easy, it's fun and it's
A Down Home Christmas Craft? Make Lighted Potpourri Jars.
Looking for something simple to make your house feel more like
home? Then for your Christmas craft, make lighted potpourri jars.
All you need is a large clear glass jar, a short set of Christmas
lights, and your favorite potpourri scent. Put everything in the
jar (make sure you leave enough of the light cord out to be able
to plug it in), cover the opening with a small doily or other
porous cloth, and you're done!
A Romantic Christmas Craft? Make a Photo Frame.
Do you want something simple that says how important someone
is to you? If you want to say "I love you" on a romantic
Christmas Craft, make that special someone a picture frame. Craft
stores carry blank frames, so you can decorate it any way you
would like. Find your special someone's favorite phrases in magazine,
small pictures of their favorite places, and place them on the
frame. You can secure them with contact paper, or, if you're feeling
The Perfect Christmas Craft-Make Anything!
It doesn't matter what you make, just make something from the
heart and it will mean the world to the person to whom you give
it! Want more suggestions? Check here:
Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked for a year
as a full time copywriter before getting a job at her church,
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She works at the church
full time and loves it. She loves to read and write, and
believes that children's books and young adult literature
contain some of the most powerful lessons and messages that
the written word has to offer. She is an avid scrapbooker
and loves to travel, having been to Costa Rica, Venezuela,
and Honduras, as well as many states.
If you would like to contact her about her
writing, craft ideas, or book reviews, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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