Today is the last in the Monday series of 'create a magical Christmas' ..... as in 6 more sleeps Santa will be coming down my chimney...yippy!! 

Well heres a couple more last minute decoration ideas for those of you that havnt quite got round to getting those decs up yet, but even if you have theres always room to squeeze in a few more. 
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Make little fake presents for the tree or your mantle piece. How about using matchboxes for super small & cute parcles. Just cover them in the left over scraps of wrapping paper & ribbon & hang them in the tree. cute hey!

Get the scissors & glue out & get creative.....
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......To make this simple homemade christmas ornament, you'll need:
  • Some colourful card or paper 
  • A pencil
  • A drinking glass
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Needle and thread
  • A small length of ribbon


simple homemade christmas ornaments bauble materials
Instructions

Using the rim of your glass as a template, trace out 8 circles onto your card-stock and then cut them out.


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Using the base of your glue-stick (or any other small circular object you have laying around), trace out two smaller circles and then cut them out.


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Fold each of your large circles in half, and then into quarters.


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Glue down 4 folded-circles onto the one of your small pieces of circular card. Repeat this with the other 4 folded-circles onto the other small circle of card. These are the two "halves" to your bauble.
I find it easiest to cover the small circle of card with a thick layer of glue, and then press down the folded-circles into place.


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Now you're going to glue the two halves together to make your bauble...
Cover the surface of each small circle with glue, and press the two halves together so that they line up nicely and the small circles from each half glue together.
At this stage it is easy to flatten out your bauble and put it under a heavy book for a few minutes while the glue dries.


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When the glue is dry, you'll want to attach a ribbon or string to the top of your bauble so you can hang it up and show off your fabulous creation!
Either sew some pretty cotton through the top of your bauble and use this as the loop to attach your bauble to your Christmas tree.
Alternatively, sew a small loop of cotton thread through the top of the bauble, and use this to secure a small length of colourful ribbon in place. Cut off any loose threads so they aren't visible (I am using contrasting colours here so you can see, but choose a thread that matches your ribbon).


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Put your fingers into each of the folds to shape them nicely...


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And you're finished!


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                  (tutorial credits to homemade gifts made easy)
 
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