With your own hands

New Year's Garland: Master class for parents


Candied cranberries, popcorn, pine cones, cookies -is it possible to make beautiful garlands out of all this? And even more so compete with store Christmas decorations? Of course! Our master classes are an excellent confirmation of this. Today it is impossible to imagine a New Year's decoration at home without garlands. But why buy them in a store and be like everyone else, if you can create unique things with your own hands that will look even better than purchased ones. Moreover, you can involve your children in this activity, they will be happy to help you. Are you ready to do a little handicraft for the benefit of New Year's decorations and spend time with the kids? Then these simple master classes will help you quickly and efficiently create original garlands from scrap materials. 1. Popcorn garland We all love crispy popcorn with cherries, caramel and cheese, but few people know that it is an excellent material for garlands. Coated with glitter, glossy or metallic paint, it becomes like natural snow, sparkling and shimmering in the rays of light. Most importantly, make sure that the children do not gobble up your main component while you pick up the rest. What you need:

  • A bucket of popcorn,
  • A big needle, you can take a sack,
  • Strong threads of unusual colors (it is better to adhere to the traditional New Year's palette),
  • Silver or gold sequins,
  • Glue, the usual PVA is suitable.

First, we prepare popcorn and do not forget thatyou need to do it without oil. The main thing is not to overdry the flakes so that they do not crumble. Then we choose the desired length of the thread, it will also be the length of the garland, and thread it into the needle. Next, we make a tight knot at the end of the thread and start stringing popcorn onto it until it is completely filled with it. It is better to do this yourself, or to closely monitor the child, because you can get hurt with a needle. At the end of the process, we continue to decorate our garland. To do this, laying it on a surface prepared in advance for work, carefully apply glue to the popcorn with a thin layer and sprinkle it with sparkles on top. Never use a lot of glue, otherwise the popcorn will start to melt! Related articles 2.Garland of candied cranberries Well, a very appetizing decoration that just strives to be eaten. But do not rush to consume tasty and healthy cranberries, because in the form of a garland it looks just incredible and truly natural. And the children will be delighted that they have created such beauty with their own hands. What you need:

  • About 500 grams of cranberries,
  • sugar,
  • Dense thread,
  • Large sack needle,
  • PVA glue,
  • Strong cellophane bag.

We breed a few tablespoons of glue with a smallthe amount of water to end up with a kind of paste. Next, pour the substance into a bag and fill it with cranberries without a trace. We tie cellophane and mix everything thoroughly until the cranberries are completely covered with glue. Then we put two tablespoons of sugar in the same place and mix all the contents thoroughly again. Take a baking paper, spread the resulting cranberries on it and wait for it to dry. And only now can you start stringing berries. Having chosen the required length of thread, thread it into the needle and proceed to the final stage of creating the garland. The candied berries look very appetizing, so do not forget to remind your child that they are already inedible. 3.A garland of cones The natural beauty of such a garland simply rolls over, and natural materials have always been held in high esteem - even before eco-style became mainstream. By making such a garland with a child, you will show him how important it is to appreciate the gifts of nature and how wonderful they can be. What you need:

  • Cones,
  • Strong yarn, perhaps, bright color,
  • Balloons with paint (optional).

First of all, we choose which bumps will bebe used. You can take the usual ones and not change anything, or you can paint them from spray cans with silver and gold paint or artificial snow. Then just take a thread of the right size and tie bumps to it with an interval of about 10 centimeters. To create a snowy effect, you can ask the child to shower the garland with sparkles, after applying a thin layer of glue to it. Related articles 4. Garland of cookies Another delicious decoration option that will help create a truly New Year's mood. What you need:

  • salty dough,
  • Dense thread,
  • Sack or other large needle,
  • Elements of decoration: stained-glass glue, glitter, paints, etc.

We knead a very salty dough from flour and water.A lot of salt is known to make the dough look like clay. Then, using molds, in this case stars, make cookies and do not forget to make small through holes in each copy where you will thread the thread. After baking, the cookies should cool down, and then you can proceed to further work on the garland. To do this, we apply glitter or stained glass glue to the baking, which can be alternated to make the garland even more original. After stringing the cookies on a thread, the main thing is to make the knots so that they fit tightly to the stars, and they will not twist and dangle. Everything is ready, now the resulting beauty can beDecorate Christmas tree. To start, we hang garlands, and after that we add a few Christmas tree toys. Well, now we can enjoy the results of joint creativity. Freutcake.com, Joanne Pio