Crafts for the New Year in the form of Christmas decorations and interior decoration are made using different materials and techniques. Authors' ideas are effectively expressed with the help of paper and cardboard, plasticine and dough, fabric, wood and beads. Impressive non-ordinary New Year compositions of pasta, light bulbs, plastic cups and other improvised components.
- 1 Creativity from paper
- 2 Snowflakes are cute attributes of New Year's holidays
- 3 Original versions of New Year's crafts
- 4 New Year's pasta from pasta
- 5 Funny crafts for the New Year with their own hands: a Christmas tree of macaroni
- 6 Interesting crafts from disposable tableware
- 7 Christmas decorations from a plastic bottle
- 8 Creative ideas of New Year's interior design
Creativity from paper
Unbelievably beautiful crafts for the New Year are made of colored paper in the quilling technique. Here you need a minimum set of materials and devices:
- narrow long strips of colored paper;
- PVA glue;
- hook for quilling.
To work requires the presence of a sliding surface, the wizard suggests using a file with a cardboard attachment for this.
In the quilling technique, elementary snowflakes and super complex figures are made, the principle of operation is as follows:
- Twist the paper strips into closed spirals;
- by simple manipulations, spiral billets are given the desired image, for example, droplets, eyes, hearts, leaves are formed;
- The finished parts are glued to each other and the composition is collected.
In the Christmas tree dress of 2018, use New Year's hand made paper in the technique of quilling in the form of a cute dog, a snowman, snowflakes.
Origami - another way of making Christmas tree toys made of paper, is done according to the special principle of folding a sheet, without using glue.
Among the traditional Christmas tree toys, the author's work emphasizes such children's crafts:
- flashlights made of cardboard and colored paper;
- cardboard figures of birds and animals, snowmen;
- handmade corrugated paper for the New Year, decorated with tinsel and confetti.
Snowboarded toy houses, bright boxes for sweet gifts, caskets with Christmas decorations are also used for making cardboard.
Snowflakes are cute attributes of New Year's holidays
Snowflakes decorate the Christmas tree and window spaces, decorate the walls and ceiling - this is one of the main symbols of the New Year celebrations. Snowflakes are made in various ways:
- cut out of napkins or paper;
- perform quilling in the technique;
- master of macaroni, beads, plasticine;
- apply fabrics, cotton wool, threads, buttons and other improvised materials.
Snowflakes of napkins and paper perform in a flat version and three-dimensional. In the first case, just cut out the scissors with beautiful patterns on the folded sheet. Snowflakes of volumetric forms are made using special techniques, using glue or additional fixing parts.
Original versions of New Year's crafts
In the manufacture of exclusive Christmas ornaments, often used felt bases. From this material perform:
- flat figures with applique from paper, fabric, laces or lace ribbons - images of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden, small animals, fir-trees;
- felt 3d forms with the use of glue, stapler or needle and thread - small houses, three-dimensional stars, balls, flashlights;
- details for garlands.
Original crafts made of felt for the New Year in the form of a figured box for sweet presents or a luxury jewelry chest will not leave indifferent the people around.
If you want to surprise household members with extraordinary ideas of festive interior design, then:
- think up funny crafts from beads for the New Year;
- build a jolly snowman from plastic cups;
- Blind crafts made of plasticine for the New Year;
- make a luxurious garland of light bulbs;
- make Christmas balls of thread;
- make an alternative herringbone from macaroni, cones, beads, discs or other materials;
- produce creative crafts made of cones for the New Year 2018.
Such original crafts for the New Year are able to diversify the traditional color of the holiday, to expand the possibilities of interior decoration.
New Year's pasta from pasta
From macaroni it is not difficult to create bizarre compositions and funny pictures:
- figures of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden;
- garlands, thematic decorative elements;
- decoration of a bottle of champagne, glasses;
- decorative plates and cards with the symbol of 2018 - a dog;
- Christmas wreaths at the door;
- New Year's fir in applique from pasta or 3D form.
To make pasta from pasta on New Year's day turned out to be bright and festive, in the creative process it is necessary to paint the components with one of the following compositions:
- food colorings;
- glue PVA with sparkles;
- acrylic or gouache paints;
- aerosol paints.
For the transformation of macaroni products of complex configurations - scallops, shells, spirals, snails - most often used food colorants to qualitatively and quickly process the surface of the figures:
- in a plastic container with a lid, dilute the dye with water according to the instructions;
- send the pasta figurines into a container, close it tightly with a lid and vigorously shake it so that the contents mix well and the products are evenly dyed;
- further there is a drying process: the pieces are laid on the surface, pre-covered with polyethylene, and kept in a warm, ventilated place until ready. In the waiting process, it is necessary to turn pasta to ensure high-quality drying.
Geniuses of needlework offer great ideas for crafts for the New Year from pasta. These are simple variants of snowflakes from flour figurines with wire, and complex multicomponent compositions like decorating a festive serving. An example of an average complexity is a Christmas tree.
Funny crafts for the New Year with their own hands: a Christmas tree of macaroni
Required components and accessories:
- macaroni, painted with food coloring in green - for the New Year's tree, and red for the star on the crown;
- cone of green cardboard;
- pedestal for a Christmas tree - a wooden block or a lid from a plastic jar - should be pretreated with paint;
- glue, scotch tape, scissors.
Sequence of work:
- fix the cardboard cone on the pedestal in a convenient way - with adhesive tape or glue;
- fasten green pasta figures with the use of glue on the cardboard base;
- from red figures collect an asterisk and attach on top of a green beauty.
Among New Year's handicrafts, attention is attracted by the simplicity of the performance of Christmas balls from pasta. Here you only need to glue the pretty pasta figures with plastic balls with a suspension. Above you can cover with acrylic composition or aerosol paint, top to decorate with sequins.
Interesting crafts from disposable tableware
From plastic cups you can build a funny snowman, make a wonderful Christmas tree out of spoons, arrange vases for flowers or create a luxurious garland with cocktail tubes.
Snowman from glasses
Making a snowman from a glass is a complicated process, but very exciting.
Prepare the necessary material:
- For a standard sized snowman, collect 200 ml disposable cups. If you plan to make a mini-figure, then the capacity of 100 ml. To perform a classic snowman from 2 segments, 3 packs of plastic containers of 100 pieces are required. The head of the toy can be built from small cups, and the bottom fragments of the figure are made from standard capacities of 200 ml;
- To decorate the eyes use tennis balls, painted in black, blue or green. Alternative - from paper or plasticine;
- The nose is made with a cardboard cone. You can also mold a nose from plasticine;
- smile make out a paper application or make of plasticine;
- headdress - a hat made of felt or a knitted cap;
- a nice scarf in the tone of the headdress;
- to fix the elements you need a stapler, you can use a glue gun.
The sequence of work on making the torso of a snowman:
- The first circle lay out of 25 cups in the bottom inwards, fasten the elements along the side edges with glue or a stapler;
- the second circle is executed in a staggered manner with respect to the bottom row, the elements are fixed from three positions;
- fold 7 rows, with 2-3-4 lines slightly shifted forward, and 5-6-7 lines slightly move back / inward to provide the shape of the sphere;
- the design of the trunk turns out to be unclosed, just a place will remain for the landing of the head part.
Stages of execution of the head of the snowman:
- start spreading out a circle of 18 cups, fastening the parts with the selected fixer. The remaining rows are staggered, the lines are shifted in the same way as when performing the trunk. The hole formed at the end disappears under the headdress;
- Make your eyes, nose, smile a snowman from the prepared materials.
Connect the head and torso of a snowman from plastic cups using a stapler or glue, the joint is decorated with a scarf. If an electric garland is placed inside the structure, the toy will be guaranteed to be in the center of attention during the New Year celebrations.
Christmas tree of plastic spoons
Materials and adaptations:
- disposable spoons;
- cardboard cone;
- elements of decor of foam: colored bows, beads, a red star on top;
- acrylic paint of green color, brush;
- glue thermo gun.
Prepare the spoons by cutting more than half
the length of the handle. Apply a layer of paint to the plastic parts, allow to dry. Also trim the cardboard cone with an acrylic compound. Then attach the plastic spoon-branches to the cone with an adhesive gun, leaving no gaps, so that the entire structure is covered with "twigs". On the vertex, place a red star from the foam, decorate the Christmas tree with bows and beads.
Christmas decorations from a plastic bottle
On the basis of plastic bottles of various volumes it is easy to make a lot of interesting figures and use them when decorating a green beauty. Perhaps, the most simple variant of embodiment of New Year's ideas from plastic containers is registration of the same snowflakes.
Snowflakes from bottles
Prepare the workpieces from the bottom of the container. To do this, use a scissors or a clerical knife to cut the bottom as close as possible to the base, make a hole for the suspension from the edge, heating the spoke.
Also should be prepared:
- acrylic paints;
- brush for drawing;
- tinsel, confetti;
The work is very simple: we take a plastic blank and draw patterns from snow crystals with acrylic paint and a brush. After the desiccation of the pattern snowflakes are decorated with shiny elements, we equip with a tinsel pendant and apply it in the Christmas tree composition.
Bells made of plastic bottles
In this case, the tops of plastic containers are useful. As a decor apply acrylic colors of different colors or fabric, you can use braid, lace, ribbons, laces, beads, sequins.
Sequence of work:
- Prepare the blanks from the top of the plastic bottles, leaving the neck with a wide "skirt" for the petals of the bell;
- if you cut the edges in a zigzag, it is easy to form petals;
- build a suspension bracket, tying a ribbon to the neck, screw the cap;
- apply acrylic paint and leave to dry. Further, the surface can be decorated with a beaded scatter, sparkles;
- if desired, you can decorate the bell with fabric appliqué, lace and festive accessories.
A bell made from a plastic bottle is used not only in the outfit of a green beauty. This New Year's craft can be included in the composition of desktop compositions, a Christmas wreath at the door, garlands.
Creative ideas of New Year's interior design
Window space is often a large-scale arena for festive decoration. Here are relevant snowflakes, stickers with Christmas motifs, weightless mobile designs. You can make unusual crafts from threads for the New Year and diversify the actual window decor.
A ball of threads
- small balloon;
- thread - woolen yarn, decorative types of thread, cotton, synthetics;
It is necessary to inflate the ball to certain sizes and to tighten the surface with threads. Between the layers should be applied glue and continue to wrap. Next, you need to wait for the glue to dry, and the threads are fixed, only after that, pierce the ball and release the air. If you want, you can carefully pull out the rubber base. Then attach the suspension and decorate with tinsel.
Snowflake from threads
Perhaps, it is the most gentle and touching variant of snowflakes. The manufacturing process is simple and fast:
- Draw motifs of snow crystals on the oilcloth;
- wet terry threads with glue and secure them along the prepared lines on the oilcloth, using pins;
- After the tracery motif from the threads dries, remove the pins and remove the oilcloth.
Wonderful weightless snowflakes decorate the window and curtains, use lace artwork in the decor of the Christmas tree.
Crafts from boxes
Cardboard boxes from under sweets - an excellent basis for New Year's watches. Decorate the surface with colored paper or velvet, mark the dial. Arrows can be made from plastic spoons, and numbers - from sweets. The parts are fixed using an adhesive gun.
The creative design of the watch is obtained from a plastic box from under the cake. The transparent cover is decorated with a New Year's dial, the inside is put in tinsel and rain, and the lower plate is attached. This New Year's craft looks good on large Christmas trees, it is also actual as a wall decor.
The ideas of crafts for the New Year 2018 are very diverse. Take advantage of creative solutions from the talents of needlework, show imagination and provide the interior with an exclusive decoration!