Since this year we are not able to have groups of school children visit to participate in our Community Christmas Celebrations program, we have decided to share some of our long-time favourite holiday crafts for you to make at home instead. Watch for a new release each week from now until Christmas for a homespun craft to create yourself, with the kids, or with family or friends.
We hope you enjoy creating some holiday traditions at home (and we look forward to seeing you in person next year!).
This week's craft is Splatter Painted Boxes. Originally a way of making plain furniture more decorative, splatter painting enjoyed a renewed popularity in a late-1940s art movement. The splatter painted box in this video makes a great hand-crafted holiday gift.
Tissue Paper Balls. These popular decorations of the mid-20th century were ones which stored flat but opened to reveal a beautiful honeycomb design. This video will show you how to create these intriguing designs yourself.
Scrap Work Balls. In pioneer, Victorian and even early 20th century homes, no scrap, whether paper or fabric, would go to waste. With this in mind, this craft uses small circles of paper to create a beautiful hanging ornament. To watch the video of instructions for this craft, click here.