Friday,14 December, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)
Friday,14 December, 2018
Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Happy holidays

Let’s talk about better living! Our interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers

Happy holidays
Happy holidays

The holiday season is upon us again, a time marked by kids laughing, families gathering, homes being decorated and late-night outings. 

As the year comes to an end, a Christmas tree will likely be the centrepiece of your home for several weeks. You can add a personal touch to your Christmas tree and give your home a warm, joyful look during the holidays with these easy homemade ornaments and decorations:

Citrus accents: 

Bring a fresh look to a traditional tree by sticking upholstery pins into an orange in an elaborate pattern and circling with a printed ribbon. You can attach the ribbon by cutting notches across the orange and looping the ribbon through them.

 

Festive cookie cutters:

Put a metal cookie cutter on decorative scrapbook paper and draw an outline around it with a pencil. Cut it out, and you’ll have the shape of the cookie cutter. Glue the metal cookie cutters to the decorative paper. Let the assembly dry, and then attach a ribbon to the back, embellish with a little bell, and hang on your tree.

 

Fanciful decorations:

Cut coordinating patterned scrapbook paper into triangles and punch two holes in the top corners. Thread twine through the holes to finish this cheerful decoration.

 

Playful ornaments:

Glue two playing cards back to back and punch a hole through the top. Hang the cards using a small strip of paper or a ribbon. 

 

Candy ornaments:

These resemble melted chocolate when you spray-paint plain glass ball ornaments brown and create drips of paint from them. Add sugar-like glitter and peppermint chips for an extra delicious touch.

 

Bell decorations:

Cut and fold 12 circles of sheet music or decorative scrap book paper in half. Tape one side to another until a complete ball is formed. This ornament will add delightful texture to your tree.

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