New Year's holidays are that special periodtime, which occupies a special place in the life of most people. The customs and traditions of these celebrations are deeply rooted in the past, and holiday decorations are no exception. In this article we will share with you the most actual ideas of the New Year's adornments, which serve not only as decorative elements on the eve of the holidays, but also embody the magic symbolism of the holiday.
The orange pomander
In European countries such jewelrypopularity won a long time ago. Orange pomander - is, in a way, fragrant fresheners with the natural smell of Christmas. Homeland of such jewelry is England. Traditionally, the decorators were decorated with rooms during the Christmas holidays. This unimaginative New Year's composition is similar tomulled wine, because it is made from dried citrus fruits and a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cocoa, etc. Such decorations are often supplemented with cones, satin ribbons, etc. By placing a similar composition on the festive table, you will be able to fill the general atmosphere of the house with a cheerful New Year mood and a wonderful smell. It's quite easy to make a ponender yourself. You just need to stick the sprigs of cloves into the peel of mandarin or orange. Pattern select yourself: you can stick all the branches of the carnation in a scattered order, but you can draw a pattern on the surface of the fruit. To work it was much more convenient, initially it is better to pierce the skin with some sharp stick (you can use a toothpick). Sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon and thoroughly rub it into all the holes, and only after that you can fill them with cloves. Prepare the pomasters, put them on beautiful plates, dishes and arrange throughout the house. Additionally, decorate them with cinnamon sticks and other aromatic spices.
Potpourri is also a citrusdecor., which consists of dried lobules orange, grapefruit, lemons and apples, sprinkled with cinnamon and decorated with dried chili peppers, chestnuts, cones, etc. Potpourri is closely intertwined with the pomander, so you can safely combine them into one common Christmas composition. Christmas tree, potpourri Christmas tree, decorateddried fruit slices and cones, looks unusual and charming. And it depends not only on the general form of such decoration, the main originality lies in the associations. Elk potpourri looks very "delicious", exotic and rich. Mixed aromas fill our home with that delightful feeling of approaching magic. How to Dry Citrus Fruitscut into rings with a thickness of no more than 0.5 cm. Cover the baking sheet with baking paper and place on it pieces of fruit, it is important that the lobes do not touch the surface of the baking sheet. Then it should be placed in the oven, heated no more than 50-60 ° C, the process takes about 5 - 6 hours. Do not try to speed it up by heating the oven to a higher temperature. In this way, you will only spoil the fruit, and you will have to start the whole process from the very beginning. You can go the other way and dry the citrus fruits on the battery, but this procedure will take about a week. When the fruits are ready, you can cover thema special varnish for a better gloss. Of course, so pieces of fruit will become much brighter and stronger, but the smell will have to be forgotten. Although if you understand, it is strongly fragrant smell of dried citrus fruit, in general, this function falls on cinnamon sticks and carnations umbrellas. Ready-made citrus slices need to be strung on a string or line and glued to a cardboard base. Really, the original Christmas tree will be produced if, in addition to the fruits, you use nuts, cones, laces, ribbons and other decorations in the decor, for which you have enough imagination.
The Mystery of the Christmas Candle
Lighting a candle on Christmas Eve is prettyAn ancient custom that goes back to the distant past. Usually, the first candle, symbolizing the light that should come with the birth of Christ, is lit on Sunday four weeks before the holiday. In the following Sundays, one candle is also lit. And on the final Sunday before Christmas, four candles are lit at once, they should consecrate the location of the evergreen wreath (it can be located on the church altar or Christmas table). The candle itself is a self-sufficient subject that does not require special decorations. If you want to give it a more festive look, decorate it in the style of a potpourri. Decorate directly the candle itself, and, if desired, you can make an original composition, using tree branches, cones, etc. Candle, decorated with glitter We bring to your attention a light master-class on decorating a candle. In the work we will use only scotch and glitter. All that is required of you is to wrapa strip of scotch around the candle sticky side up. Yes, this process is not an easy one, but if you make all your efforts, everything will turn out. The main task is to fix the tip of the tape, placing the edges overlapping each other. Similarly, draw a few stripes on one candle. The width between them make the same or arrange the tape in the spread. Then sprinkle the candle glitter. It is best to perform this procedure on a plate, so it will be much easier to collect unnecessary sequins. After this, using a soft brush, shake off any excess sparkles from the candle. Excess glitter will fall off, and those sequins that are stuck, will remain on the surface and will decorate your Christmas candle. How do you see the way candles are decorated?simple, but the result is impressive. Arrange decorative candles around the house. Decorate the Christmas table and do not forget to place the candles on the windowsills. If you believe the customs, the fire burning in the window attracts luck and goodness to our house.
Another important element of the decor of the room during the New Year holidays is the star. This is a great way to create a festive and magical atmosphere in the house. New Year's star from the branches One of the mostsimple ways to make a star - is to use ordinary twigs. Invite your child to participate in the process, your joint pastime will sweep very quickly and entertaining. In addition to the twigs themselves, of which the star will consist, you will need different ribbons, decorative cords. Put a finishing touch in this New Year's decoration, decorating it with garlands, cones, Christmas trees, etc. New Year star from wire To make such an unusual decoration for youNeed wire of different thickness, beads and forceps. The first thing to do is to make a star base from a thick wire. Use forceps, so it will be much easier for you. Next, the finished skeleton needs to be covered with a thin wire, winding it in different directions. Now take a thin wire (not less than 1 m) and in a chaotic order, string beads on it. In addition, you should have a free end about 30 cm. The next stage will be the winding of the wire withbeads around the frame of the New Year's decoration. Fix the free tip by wrapping it around the base of the star. Now our New Year's product is completed and ready to give a festive mood to you and your guests.
Nuts, fruits and grains: a Christmas wreath with your own hands
Ideas for creating non-standard Christmas wreathsa great many. And one of them is the use of the gifts that nature gave us generously. The main materials that will be needed in the work are a frame in the form of a circle, it can be made of foam plastic, wood, plastic, straw, etc., we also need all sorts of grains (acorns, nuts, chestnuts, .d.) and, of course, glue. As an additional decor you can use ribbons, sequins, beads and other materials that you can find at your fingertips. New Year's wreath of acorns Let's consider together with you the process of making such a New Year's decoration by the example of a door-wreath made of acorns. The technology itself is simple enough, however, you will need all the assiduity and patience. First, collect all the grains in a separate containerand rinse. To finally make sure that inside the nuts, acorns, etc. do not live all kinds of insects, it is best to put them in the oven for 10-15 minutes and bake at a temperature of 300-350 degrees. Let the acorns cool down and proceed to the verythe process of making Christmas decorations. In this work, for the basis, a twisted bundle of straw was prepared. On it you need to carefully glue all the acorns in one direction. The grain layer should cover the base more evenly. In work, you can use any glue that is available at hand: the moment, the mounting glue "liquid nails" or the glue gun. In conclusion, you should get such a wreath, as in the picture. You can leave the door-wreath in naturalform. We also allow the use of cans with paints. In addition, decorate your Christmas decorations with ribbons, glitter, beads, etc. The result can turn out the same as in the picture. Or maybe you can make your wreath much brighter and more beautiful. Do not be afraid to experiment, and everything will turn out.
New Year's decor of the room: the use of Christmas toys in the interior
You can use Christmas toys not only forNew Year tree decorations. They will look harmonious enough anywhere in your house. Colorful balls can be hung on a wall, a window, arranged in vases, placed on shelves, etc. With their help, you can come up with a lot of ways to decorate the interior for the winter holidays. Using Christmas toys, decorate all the vertical surfaces of the room. Look around and you also have a lot of places in your house that can be decorated with balls: under a chandelier, on windows, walls, It all depends on your imagination. Hang bright Christmas toys on the mirror,picture frames, etc. In order to decorate the picture frame in an original way, pull inside the braid, satin ribbon or other improvised material. Hang the Christmas balls on it, and the holiday decoration for your house is ready. Such a picture can easily be placed on a window or walls, simply by hanging it on a tape. Additionally, you can place a set of Christmas toys in glass vases, glasses and other dishes.
New Year's table setting: how to make napkin rings
Very nice and quite inexpensivedecorate the festive table. And now we will take a closer look at decorative napkin rings, which can easily be made by hand. They are made from improvised means, but they look bright and unusual at the same time. For work in advance, prepare a tight cardboard,satin ribbon (the ideal option is a tape 2 cm wide, one ring leaves about 40 cm), glue, scissors and decorative ornaments. Production instructions Cut out the required number of rectangles with sides of 3 and 15 cm from the cardboard. Glue all the blanks into rings. Wrap them with a satin ribbon, fixing the ends with an adhesive gun. Now go to the creative part. Decorate the rings with braid, satin ribbons, beads and other decorative elements. Now your napkin rings are ready. Below you can see one of the possible options for festive decoration of the table. Be inspired and create your unimaginable masterpieces.
We make Christmas decoration from salted dough
The process of manufacturing such New Year'sThe decorations are very simple. Offer your child to make with you an original Christmas decoration from a salted dough, you will see, he will be delighted with this idea. In addition to having a great time together, you will have a unique memorable item that will store fingerprints of your kid's pens and legs. Manufacturing process First of all,the manufacture of the test itself. On the Internet you can find many recipes. This involves the use of 4 cups of flour, 1 glass of salt, as well as 1.5 cups of water. If you want, you can use food colors. This number of ingredients is designed to create about 12 ornaments. Take all the dry ingredients and mix them together. Next, stirring, gradually add warm water. If you plan to use food colors, now is the time to add them. A little dye dough will help natural supplements (beet juice). You can also paint the finished product with gouache. Mash the dough for 15-20 minutes. The consistency of the finished mixture should resemble clay. The dough should not stick to your hands, be dry, crumble and crack. Roll it out, cut out the circles using a glass or other molds. If you do not like the round shape of the toys,You can make them in the form of stars, hearts, etc. After this step, you need to start creating prints or other images. In addition, make a hole at the top, into which the tape for suspending is later passed. Now you need to dry the artifacts from the dough by placingthem in the oven, heated to 120 degrees. The dough pieces should be warmed gradually, so place them in the oven until it is fully heated. They should cool down this way. Do not remove the baking sheet with hand-made articles until the oven cools down. Do not forget to put parchment paper under the dough. The drying time will depend entirely on the thickness of the product. But on average it takes about 20-25 minutes. Ornaments will finally harden when they cool down to room temperature. Additionally, you can open New Year's toys from the dough with varnish for a greater shine or color them. Pass the ribbon and your unusual Christmas toys with the prints of the pens and legs ready.