This year, instead of splashing out on wasteful expensive decorations this year, why not have a go at crafting some homemade Christmas decorations?
Through this year’s Preloved advent calendar, we’ll be sharing some quick and easy crafts you can have a crack at this year. Plus, they’ll all be using recycled materials to help you reduce your waste double-time this Christmas!
we’ve got this super cute and easy snowman sock! Got some old socks lying around why not give it a go?
What you’ll need:
- White sock
- Uncooked Rice
- Red Felt
- Glue gun
- Black Buttons
Firstly, (with an adult) take some scissors and cut the toe section off your clean white sock. Put this to the side to use later!
Using some festive string then tie around the ankle section of the sock in a bow! This will be your snowman’s bum.
Next, fill your snowman a third of the way up with uncooked rice.
Tie up the remaining open end with some festive string and then using your red felt create a scarf for your snowman by tieing this two-thirds of the way up his body.
Using your glue gun stick on two black buttons to the upper section of your snowman to make the eyes and one orange button underneath for the mouth.
To finish your snowman, using the previously cut off toe section place this around his head to make a hat. You can also use a little pom pom to glue to the top to make sure he is nice and warm!
And you’re done, your very own snowman stock! Why not make a variety of designs and put together a little display? Quick and easy, and a great way of getting rid of some leftover waste at home!
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