Christmas Crafts

Christmas Place Mats
Materials: Paper, Used Christmas Cards, Glue,
Crayons, Markers, or Paint, Clear Contact Paper

Cut the pictures from cards. Draw a picture on a piece of paper & this is the back. Then glue on the card pictures. Cover both sides with contact paper.
Toothpick Ornament

a box of rounded tooth picks
scissors pencil
white glue
old Christmas cards
1 sheet of cardboard

spool of thread

Cut out a square of cardboard 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" - this will be your stencil

Pick out a favorite Christmas Card and position your stencil over the area you want to cut out.

Trace around the stencil

Cut out on the lines

Put a small amount of glue around the edges of the cutout Christmas card

Begin placing toothpicks by 3's or 2's, first on one edge then the next until all 4 sides make a frame.

Place a "roof" at the top of the frame.

Allow the glue to dry

When glue is dry take a length of thread, double it and tie it to the top of the roof. Make the loop long enough to fit on the branch of a Christmas tree.

Paper Plate Wreath
Materials: Paper plates, construction paper, glue.
This one is quick and easy. Cut a circle out of the centre of a paper plate. Decorate the outer circle with cut out holly leaves from green construction paper. Add small circles of red construction paper for berries. Hang by a string.