Before the New year 2021, I want to decorate the house with his own hands. For this suit and purchased toys, but how much more interesting to implement the ideas favorite children or your own. Once you try to do one thing, and then played the imagination and fantasy of all family members.
In 2021 according to the Eastern horoscope it’s the year of the White Metal bull. Showcases full color cute mouse and rat. But how do you want something unusual, creative, hand made. Sew the symbol of the year from felt with a simple step-by-step instructions. For production prepare:
- felt grey and pink;
- red or pink ribbon.
- 3 large black beads for the nose and eyes;
- non-sterile medical cotton wool;
- lace in gray felt;
- paper for drawing patterns;
- dressmaker pins – needles with a knob-limit;
- a needle;
- thread to match the fabric.
Step by step instructions for sewing the symbol of the year 2021 – the Mouse:
- On the paper draw a billet for the body and ears. Draw in one instance, a cut of fabric will be two blanks. Cut the blank paper with scissors.
- Applied to the underside of the felt and outline chalk or a piece of soap. If the mouse is large, then pin the paper piece on the fabric tailor’s pins for a secure fit. So it will be easier to draw and cut. The number of blanks shown in the photo. 4 ears and 3 body. Teardrop billet’s midsection.
- Sew the trunk from the inside threads to match the felt. First, the dorsal portion. Thereto filed on the bottom part of the tummy. Sew tail knitted crochet or use a piece of lace. Stuffed with cotton or polyester batting.
- For the ears, use the details in pink and gray. Sew from the inside. Stuff lightly with cotton wool to the joints spread.
- Sew the bead eyes and nose. Tie the tail red ribbon – symbol of the year ready.
- If you use other colors of felt and a little round the sides of the body, that will be more plump mouse. The ears of such animals glued with white glue and not sewn. Experiment with the children.
Decorate the tree too, you can not only purchase toys, much more fun to do them with your hands or watch as their master, under a competent guide kids. The presented version is so simple that it can be realized even with three year old children. Prepare:
- cotton cosmetic puff 3 PCs for one angel;
- needle and white thread;
- brilliant thread: gold or silver;
- if there is no thread, instead of gloss paint and a fine brush;
- wooden skewers;
- sequins in the colours or yarns;
- the PVA glue.
Stages of realization of the idea Angel:
- One cotton cloth divide in half.
- From one half formed ball-head. Put the ball on the center of the second half, neatly wrapped.
- In place of a neck set with white thread.
- From the second disk cut one-third, as shown in the photo. This billet dress angel.
- Wrap the workpiece dresses the head, the junction is fastened from the inside with white glue.
- The third disc do curly billet wings, the photo shows what they should be in the form. Cut it slightly with scissors the outer edge. If you use scissors with serrated, notched blades will turn even more beautiful.
- Fasten with glue wings to back of angel.
- On the front part of the dress glue sequins or buttons drawn with a brush and paints.
- At the bottom of the dress draw beads or make a through line of shiny thread. On the head draw a circle, the halo.
- Angelochek can finish a loop to hang on tree or put on wooden skewers to decorate the Christmas table or decor.
Christmas trees on the cone
Large artificial or live Christmas trees decorate nearly every house, but hardly in every room. And the feeling of holiday you want anywhere, so I will do some small fir-trees from what is at hand.
Will make a cone you will need:
- thick cardboard of any size, from the size of the original sheet depends on the size of the tree;
- a compass or a large round flat dish that will fit into the cardboard;
- the PVA glue.
- On a piece of cardboard placed a dish of suitable diameter, or draw a circle with a compass.
- Cut out the circle. Cut off one quarter of it and turn the pouch. Place the fold fastened with PVA glue or glue-pencil.
Note! If the cardboard is very dense, it is better to use staples stapler or glue "Dragon", then the cone is not exactly falling apart.
The options of materials from which you can make "branches" on a carton blank:
- Fabric braid.
- Satin ribbons.
- Tinsel, supplemented with real candy.
- Cotton puff.
- Colored paper.
- Pasta, which can be pre-coating of shiny paint.
- Corrugated colored paper, decorated in different ways.
- Thread dipped in PVA glue and tightly wound on the cone. With the other decor, for example, strands of colored beads and ribbons from the braid.
- Plastic disposable fork or spoon, only select elements of the same type. Can also be pre-colored or remain white.
Some of these materials it is possible to combine harmoniously, then the tree will produce unusual and individual. Add artificial snow, decorative pins or small figures of Christmas characters.
Boots for gifts
Some traditions hyped Hollywood movies have taken root in Russian families. Boot, traditionally hanging from the fireplace in every American movie about Christmas, you can make yourself and not spend the money to buy them. Sewing can be practiced even five year old kids. The main thing that they were able to keep the needle in the hands, or just applied in the process of sewing the necessary items: beads, tinsel, sequins and other details. This involvement of children diversifies joint winter evenings. Plus will create the Christmas mood long before the holiday. Reserves of such materials and tools:
- thick cloth is traditionally red in color, but can be any other that you like;
- a needle thread;
- the PVA glue with a narrow spout;
- paper for billets and pencil;
- dressmaker pins;
- a white fluffy material: batting, mahr, velours;
- additional decor: fringe, sequins, stars, snowflakes.
- On paper, draw a blank in the form of the boot. Cut out and apply a item to the wrong side of red fabric. Running his small billet.
- Each boot is cut from the fabric in two identical parts. Sew the thread around the perimeter, except for the shaft. You can do the reverse flat seam, but you can take contrasting white thread and make a neat end-to-end decorative. It all depends on the experience and skills of the performer.
- Shaft sheathed with a soft white cloth or decorate with fringe, beads, sequins, tinsel, snowflakes. Decor options are many, choose the one that is under strength or one that is more like children if you sew with them.
- If the boots will be according to the number of family members, it is possible to sign them with a marker or glue glue photos of family members. Then in the morning no one will confuse anyone, what gift did Santa Claus.
Note! Be sure to sew the loop, if you hang on in advance fixed hooks.
New year and Christmas wreaths
The wreaths are made in different ways: in a cardboard frame on the wire, and you can weave live from fir branches. Sometimes combine techniques, and after the first attempts of creating appear personal practices and preferences. We will use the simplest way:
- On a sheet of cardboard from the shipping box, draw two circles, one inscribed in the other. Not always have a compass on hand so will use flat plates of different diameters, outline them with a pencil. Acute angle of scissors make a hole at the circle’s circumference, cut out a ring with a width of 7-12 see If cardboard no, we’ll do a base of thick wire, twisted several times to form ring.
- Now create the volume. It will gather around the apartment of waste paper: Newspapers, paper, old notebook sheets. Will skokem, we just paper with tape or twine to the ring.
- Shop green tinsel imitating fir spruce branches, wrapped all the way around the ring. The coils are stacked tightly in order not emerged a layer of paper.
- To decorate useful natural pinecones, Christmas balls, gold bells, satin ribbons, artificial snow, other small parts and Christmas paraphernalia.
Note: if the wreath to place on a horizontal surface: Desk, Cabinet, shelf, you can decorate with candles. Choose candles in steel frame or other insulating candlestick. Control the height of the candle, the higher they are, the better. Observe equipment fire safety: never leave a lit fire unattended!
A mandatory attribute of the Christmas holidays gold, silver, colored-shiny bells. We choose the technique of papier-mâché for the base take the old burned out bulb. Prepare the materials:
- vaseline or oily cream;
- the old bulb;
- brushes of different thickness.
- clear lacquer, suitable even for the one nail;
- metal bell;
- fine sandpaper;
- paste from starch.
Manual of realizing the idea of the bell on New year 2021:
- Prepare the paste: in a Cup pour 2 tbsp. spoons of starch, pour cold water to half volume. Stir thoroughly until smooth. Put on the fire a saucepan, pour in the 300-350 ml of water, bring to the boil. A thin stream pour the mixture from the Cup. Stir constantly, cook until thick 5-7 minutes. Cook the paste for a few days to work, he will turn sour. So cook the same day. Allow to cool and begin the creative process.
- While the paste cools, finely tear newsprint into pieces of 0.3-0.5 cm.
- The surface of the bulb is lubricated with vaseline or oily adhesive.
- Newspaper scraps are placed for 2-3 minutes in the paste. Then evenly place on the surface of the bulb. It is convenient to use for this purpose tweezers.
- Put it next to a radiator, or dry with a Hairdryer. So repeated 5-6 layers.
- Leave blank for a day to dry completely.
- Carefully cut off the bottom part if it turned out uneven. Grind fine sandpaper to make it smooth.
- Take out the bulb. Paint the surface with paint one color or draw patterns. After drying, paintable product. Again dry.
- In the upper part of the awl is doing 1-2 holes. Threaded, tie the inside of the metal bell. If you select the thread longer and stronger, you can make a loop to hang the toy on a Christmas tree or hook. You can decorate the bell bow of satin ribbon or braid.
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