On New year’s eve, it is customary to decorate the house with tinsel garlands, Christmas wreaths and other interesting crafts. In 2021, we suggest that you not only stop at the classic options, but also try to make an original new year’s composition with your own hands. This craft will perfectly fit into the festive atmosphere and interior of your home, as well as become an alternative option for replacing a regular Christmas tree.
Instructions for beginners
Today, hand-made masters and designers recommend using various natural materials and components when creating new year’s compositions. In 2021, the focus is on naturalness and simplicity.
Think through the design of the craft in advance, choose the components and decorative elements. Also, such an installation will serve as an excellent gift for friends and family, it can be given either independently or in addition with a bottle of champagne or other gifts.
When creating a product, its components are determined by the author’s imagination, the main types of raw materials and materials are considered to be the following::
- natural – branches of coniferous and evergreen trees and shrubs, cones, fruits (fresh and dried), dried fruits and nuts, cinnamon sticks, star anise stars, and others;
- artificial-Christmas balls, bows, ribbons, braid, candles, small gifts and other synthetic decorative elements and accessories.
Handmade masters often make mixed (combined) copies, where both natural and artificial components are harmoniously combined.
Depending on the level of training, the author’s imagination and the available raw materials, using the materials of our training master classes, you can easily make a new year’s composition with your own hands.
The symbol of 2021 is a Bull — be sure to use the figure of this animal in the work with the arrangement. Such a talisman will protect the house from negativity and bad people for a whole year.
Made of natural spruce
The most popular new year’s composition for 2021 is an installation of pine needles and Christmas decorations. The workflow takes very little time, and the low degree of complexity of execution makes this option accessible even to beginners.
We prepare everything you need:
- live spruce branches – 3 pieces;
- pruning shears;
- office knife;
- sponge (oasis);
- base – a bowl or pot made of ceramic or plastic;
- acrylic outline.
We cut out a blank from the oasis in the shape of a bowl, while you need to make protrusions of 3 cm along its entire circumference. We put the base in a container of water so that the sponge gets the right amount of water. If necessary, the water should be refilled, as the liquid is absorbed a lot.
Now we need to fill the volume of the bowl with oasis as tightly as possible – we put it up and press it. The oasis gradually descends, we cut off the extra pieces with a stationery knife, and put them aside – they will be needed further. The visible part of the sponge in the bowl is 4-5 cm.
Fill the voids tightly with the remains of the base, insert the candle in the center so that it touches the bottom.
With pruning shears we cut coniferous branches into pieces of three sizes for the future three tiers of the installation:
- large ones (bottom row) – 10 PCs.;
- medium – 20 PCs.;
- small ones (top) – 30 PCs.
The size and number of branches depends on how big the craft is intended to be made. Usually, the approximate parameters of the finished craft are as follows: diameter-30-50 cm, height-25-35 cm.
For convenience in further work, arrange the material on the desktop by type, remove the needles at the tips and sharpen them.
We collect from the bottom up – first we insert large branches along the perimeter of the base, forming a round shape.
Now we make the second row of branches, then fill in the top — here we start working from the center (candles). Twigs are inserted at different angles so that the overall shape of the craft resembles a Christmas tree (cone).
To give the necessary shape, you can cut off the protruding branches with pruning shears.
We decorate with toys and decorative elements. You can use the outline to draw the desired pattern on the candle.
We recommend that you watch a tutorial video on creating a beautiful new year’s installation to decorate the interior during the holidays.
One of the most popular options for Christmas compositions made with your own hands is considered hanging arrangements in pots, baskets or other forms. They can perfectly combine different materials and accessories, use fresh flowers, and complement the symbol of 2021.
- foam ball (diameter 12-15 cm);
- decorative ribbon (length 100 cm);
- acrylic paint;
- wire cutters;
- thermal gun and rods with glue to it;
- spruce branches;
- berries for decoration.
Pre-paint the cones with paint, leave to dry. You can use burlap, as in the photo above, or choose a decorative braid.
When choosing a ball with a larger diameter than the one indicated in the master class, it should be taken into account that the consumption of cones will also increase.
We fold the ribbon in half, retreat about 10 cm and tie a knot – we get a loop for hanging crafts. Now under the loop we place a foam ball and tie it with a ribbon, under it we make a tight knot and a bow. The contact points of the tape and foam can also be glued with a thermal gun or tape.
Using glue, we attach the cones to the foam over the entire surface of the ball.
We clean the tips of spruce branches from needles, fill them with voids between cones. We also add decorative berries on the wire.
After hanging the craft, if desired, you can adjust the length of the hanging ribbon – cut the tips at an angle or tie another round of the bow.
Made of wood
In spring, when pruning trees in the country or in the garden of a country house, do not rush to throw out the branches – spread them out in a well-ventilated area and dry them. On the eve of the New year, you can make interesting arrangements from them or even use them instead of the traditional Christmas tree.
Branches can be painted with spray paint or acrylic paints, placed in vases in the form of a bouquet, or decorated with Christmas toys. The branches placed on the wall of the house look incredible.
Impressive and elegant look tree branches in transparent glass vases or containers of unusual shape.
Traditionally, on New year’s eve and Christmas, the entrance door to the house is decorated with a festive wreath, and it can also be used as a Central installation of the table.
- nuts in the assortment – walnuts, forest nuts, almonds;
- base-a circle with a diameter of 30 cm;
- colorful Christmas decorations;
- silver paint;
- a thermal pistol.
- Glue the candle stands on the base.
- With the help of hot melt glue to fix the nuts on the circle.
- We use all kinds of nuts to make the wreath even.
- Around the coasters, we leave a little space for containers with candles.
If the wreath shows dried traces-threads of glue, turn on the hair dryer-hot air will easily melt them.
After the glue dries, use spray silver paint. Do this manipulation in the open air!
- Prepare Christmas tree toys.
- Remove the caps.
- Fix the balls in any shape with glue.
Place them on the wreath along with the candles.
From Christmas toys and garlands
Vases with burning garlands and Christmas balls look incredibly magical and festive. This installation can be used as an interior decoration, or for additional lighting on a winter evening. It is advisable to use LED garlands – they are convenient to place in the container.
From an unnecessary clothes hanger or ordinary wire, you can make a frame for a Christmas wreath. The process is quite simple: bend the metal in the shape of a circle, alternately string Christmas balls and decorate to taste. For work, choose sets of unbreakable plastic toys – so you will protect the craft from accidental damage and whipping.
New year and tangerines are inseparable concepts. The aroma of citrus fruits in the apartment will give you a good mood and complement the holiday atmosphere.
When assembling gift baskets or boxes, a foam base or floral oasis is placed on the bottom. Tangerines are pierced with bamboo picnic skewers and placed in the base. Coniferous branches are sharpened with a knife and placed in a basket in the same way. Citrus fruits tied with ribbons, as well as carnations decorated with stars or sprinkled with artificial snow look elegant and interesting. Gingerbread, cinnamon sticks, candy and chocolate will perfectly complement the winter basket.
Made of polymer clay
To work with such material, the master needs certain skills and abilities. These handmade items are so amazing and realistic that they can easily be mistaken for real live flowers.
From fresh flowers
Arrangements with fresh flowers will add a romantic mood and comfort.
- oasis (piaflor);
- food wrap;
- white nail Polish.
Cut out a stencil in the form of a star from the paper, apply the pattern in random order with nail Polish on the candles. Place the piaflor in a container of water, after it sinks to the bottom, remove and allow the liquid to drain. Wrap the sponge in plastic wrap, tie it around the edges of the tape, and place it on the Board. Cut the stems of flowers and fir trees and insert them at different angles into the oasis. You also need to install candles, arrange marshmallows and shells.
To build a Christmas star, take the following components::
- pink ribbon;
- the branches of spruce;
- wire of different thickness;
- glue or Scotch tape;
- packaging paper;
- pruning shears;
- a pair of scissors.
From a thick wire, make a frame in the form of a star of the required size. We wrap the rays with a thread with silver beads, and also add Christmas balls. You can fix the details with a thin wire, try to cover it later with needles or other components.
We cut piaflor cubes, wrap them in paper, glue them together and tie them with an elegant ribbon. In the middle of the blank we place flowers, add needles, fix everything together with a ribbon. Ready-made “gifts” should be pierced with a thin wire and strengthened in the star.
Christmas compositions with your own hands:video