Every day, the New Year is getting closer and closer, and thismeans that it's time to prepare holiday decorations and gifts. Unfortunately, there is not always the time and money to go shopping. But this is not an excuse to get upset, because you can always make something unusual, bright and original with your own hands. Beautiful hand-made for the New Year with their own hands - "snow ball" Such a classic, but at the same time a wonderful hand-crafted thing, like a "snow ball" can be done without any special efforts at home. To do this, you need to prepare a glass jar that will be tightly closed, boiled water, glycerine (available at the pharmacy), sequins, pieces of foam, and plastic figures of the New Year theme. You can make a figure yourself from polymer clay. Additionally, purchase an epoxy waterproof adhesive in the building store. When all materials and tools are prepared, you can start working. The first step is to prepare a decorative composition of the New Year theme. It should be attached to the lid. Pick up all kinds of figures of Christmas trees, Santa Claus, you can make snow drifts from polymer clay, if you have suitable figures from kinder-surprises, you can use them, after having processed the surface of toys with acrylic paints. The entire composition must be carefully glued tolid-based, using epoxy adhesive. When all work is done, you need to start making fluids. It is an unusual composition that helps the snowflakes to swirl slowly and smoothly. It is necessary to mix boiled water with glycerin in a ratio of 1: 1. Add the glitter and foam to the solution, and you can proceed to collect the ball. Pour the solution from water and glycerin into a prepared glass jar and tightly cover it with a lid with a glued composition. In advance, consider the amount of liquid, you do not need to completely fill the jar, because the figures pasted to the lid will force it out. After closing the lid, turn the jar several times and check how the snowflakes will fall. If too quickly, then in the solution you need to add a little more glycerin. The handicraft will be ready when the snowflakes fall slowly and beautifully. For greater tightness, grease the jointlids and cans with the same glue, it will help prevent leakage. If desired, you can additionally decorate the jar using ribbons, beads, etc. Ornaments from buttons with their own hands There is such a variety of bright colored buttons that you want to turn them into something more original and interesting. For example, on the eve of the New Year holidays of them you can make a very unusual jewelry, collecting a lot of interesting balls, snowflakes, wreaths, etc. You can make such a bright Christmas tree toy with your own hands, using buttons of different shapes and sizes, quite simply. As a basis, use any plastic ball, which you just need to glue with buttons. Do not be superfluous will be an additional decor in the form of sequins, beads and ribbons. Also balls of buttons can be made usingbase of foam plastic. In this case, the buttons are simply fastened with pins. Also, the buttons are an excellent material, from which you can make a lot of bright pyramids, cylinders and other Christmas decorations. Just take the wire and string buttons on it in different order, the second end in the shape of a hook, and the toy is ready. In a similar way, you can make a small Christmas tree, you must agree, it looks bright and effective. Using the buttons of mother-of-pearl, white andsilvery colors can make very beautiful and delicate snowflakes. On the biggest button, glue the metal bars as shown in the illustration. They need to stick other buttons, fixing the smallest of them on the edges. But the simplest version of making New Year's Eveornaments made of buttons is a small wreath or a ring. Just string buttons on the fishing line, wire or strong thread and make a ring, in addition decorate it with a bow of satin ribbon. New Year's toys from salted dough On the thresholdNew Year can make many original ornaments from salted dough. Involve your children and have fun together. Such unusual ornaments are ideal for creating Christmas ornaments and garlands, and as souvenirs for grandparents. Gladden you and your loved ones. To create such a toy we will needproducts for making dough, parchment paper, tape, tube, paint, as well as a variety of molds in the form of an asterisk, mittens, etc. Salty dough has many recipes. In this master class, we need half a glass of water, half a cup of salt, a glass of flour and one st. spoon of vegetable oil. To create such a mitten, you can use a special mold. If it does not exist, do not specifically run to the store. Draw it on paper, cut it and attach it to the rolled out test. As carefully as possible, walk along the edge of the stencil with a knife. If any irregularities are formed, smooth them with your own hands. As you can see, there are also children's prints on top of the ornaments. Therefore, when making mittens, make sure they match the size of your baby's palm. After that, make a small hole withusing a tube or any sharp object. In addition, put any inscription: the name of the child, a small wish, etc. Very original and unusual will look patterns, made with lace. Simply cut out the required pattern from the lace ribbon, attach it to the dough and press it down with a rolling pin. Next, arrange the decorations on parchment paperand dry them in the oven at a temperature of 100-120 degrees. In the end, paint the toys, sprinkle them with sequins and insert a ribbon, for which they will be suspended. Openwork snowflake from a plastic bottle Snow beauties whirl around our windows, carrying us a fabulous New Year mood. Since they can only be seen outside the window, we try to fill our home with something similar. Most often these snowflakes are made of paper, although there are a lot of other improvised tools, from which you can make real openwork ornaments. A real snowy beauty can also be made from a plastic bottle. And there will not be anything complicated. And the master class, presented below, will help you in this. You need to prepare a plastic bottle, a stationery knife, scissors, acrylic paints of blue, silver, as well as white and transparent varnish, which is used in working with plastic. Using a clerical knife, cut the bottom of the bottle. This is what we will need in the work. Next, using scissors, give the bottom a snowflake shape, making two notches in places of recesses that converge toward the center. On the inner surface of the base, apply a varnish and sprinkle it with a decorative white powder, until it is dry. Wait until the varnish dries a little (for this will be enough 10-15 minutes), and blow off excess powder. Now tackle the top of the snowflake. Draw a pattern using a thin brush. Carry out quaint ornaments with all kinds of curved lines and curls. When the snowflake is fully decorated, cover it with two sides varnish. With a hot metal knitting needle, make a hole and thread the ribbon into it. Now a cute snowflake, which can be hung on a Christmas tree or chandelier, is ready. An unusual New Year's wreath with my own hands Although this topic has been raised a huge many times, but the variations of this decoration are so many that it is simply impossible not to touch upon this topic. Moreover, the New Year without a door-wagon is no longer conceivable in many families. Wreath made of plastic bags To make this decoration, you need materials that can be found in any house. Prepare a sheet of thick cardboard, glue, scissors, satin ribbons, as well as many transparent plastic bags. Make a ring of cardboard that will servethe basis of the future wreath. Next, take the bags, cut them into strips with a width of about 7-8 cm. Each of the strips should be cut as shown in the diagram, leaving the center not cut open. Prepare many such strips, takea cardboard basis and glue to them strips from packages, having collected them. If desired, make the wreath more fluffy, fixing in one area more or less polyethylene strips. Over-door wreath of paper As in the previous version, you will need a skeletonfrom cardboard and colored paper, from which you need to cut out the leaves. With glue, fix the paper leaves on a round base, overlapping them. Decorate the wreath with a ribbon and the Christmas decoration is ready. Paper roses for the decoration of the New Year's wreath To make such an original wreath, take a strip of paper (width - 5 cm), bend it in half, as shown in the diagram. Now screw the paper tape on the toothpick,so as a result you get a kind of rose. Additionally, prepare paper of a different color. Take a small piece of it, twist the cone out of it, and cut the excess. After making all the necessary blanks, glue them on the cardboard base, using a glue gun. You can use ordinary glue. Wreath of tie In fact, the wreath can be made from anyhandmade materials, and old ties - not an exception. In this work everything is also very simple. On the paper base, glue the ends of the ties. It is best to use a glue gun to create such a wreath. At the end of the work, you can paste on it a kind of bow, made of a thin tie. New Year monkey from felt New Year's toys from felt have long enjoyed their popularity. They are quite simple in their performance, but they look very bright and cute. The symbol of this year is a monkey, which is what we will try to do today. Prepare brown and beige felt, cardboard,scissors, material for packing, thread and needle. First, draw a pattern of all the details. You can come up with them yourself or find them on the Internet. Cut out and transfer all the details to the felt. Turn the patterns upside down and circle them again. When all the details are drawn on the fabric,cut them as neatly as possible. Start to collect the monkey from the head. To begin with, sew all the details of the face with a suture seam, and then sew two parts of the head, leaving a little space for packing. Fill your head with a holofiber or other material and sew it up completely. Similarly, start sewing all the details. Sewing the trunk, gradually insert the details of the handles and legs. Fill the trunk with stuffing material and sew the head using a secret seam. Do not forget about the ears and the tail of the monkey. Now you need to arrange the muzzle, sewing as a peephole and a bead of a bead. Make it more fun by wearing a monkey skirt or putting a snowflake in your hands. There are a lot of design options. Such a wonderful monkey from felt will be an excellent decoration for your New Year tree. A gift in the form of a Christmas tree of sweets Неonly decorations can be done with their own hands. You can also beautifully pack a gift set of chocolates. And how to do it, the master class will tell you, with which you can see below. Prepare a thick paper of two colors, scissors,double-sided adhesive tape (it can be replaced with glue), decorative ribbon for decoration and candy (biscuits). To perform such an original packaging, you just need to bend the colored paper in a certain direction, from this you get the cells where the candies will be placed. First, make the main triangle of the Christmas tree. As you can see in the first illustration, the basis is simple enough, cutting out a wide rectangle of the required size and gluing a triangle from it. The size of the box depends solely on your wishes. When preparing such a package, plan in advance how many candies will fit there, you can attach one of them for clarity. In this master class, a rectangle with dimensions of 26 and 5 cm was used as an example. To properly fold a triangle, move a little from the edge and divide the part into three equal segments. Fold the rectangle in the folds and apply glue to the small tip to fix the structure. Now you need to cut three additionalrectangles that correspond to a length of 28, 18 and 10 cm, their width will be the same - 5 cm (such dimensions should be used provided that the base will be the same size as in this master class). On each of the segments, every 2.5 cm, you need to draw along the line and stack the figures on them in such a way as shown in the photo. Place them inside the base, fixing with glue or with a double-sided tape. In the photo below, you can see howsimilarly make a tree trunk. To do this, you must perform all of the above steps. Only in this case the base will be square. Glue the two parts of the Christmas tree together with a double-sided adhesive tape or glue. In the end, you can wrap the finished festive packing with film and make a bow from a ribbon or decorative rope. Now your Christmas tree with sweets is ready.