I am delighted to announce that today marks the beginning of The International Passion’s Christmas extravaganza called “12 Days of Craftsmas.” It’s difficult to find ways to add your personal touch to store brought products. The International Passion is here to help you on your quest to find do-it-yourself Christmas ideas. Once a day, The International Passion will post Christmas craft ideas and tutorials. Stay updated on articles from The International Passion to discover ways to show your guests what Christmas means to you.
Decorating your Door
Why have the same old Christmas reef hung on your door when your entire door can be transformed into the classic Christmas characters everyone loves! I understand the struggle of trying to use space efficiently because I live in an apartment. Living in a small space makes decorating pretty difficult, but I devised a solution that utilizes your front door and takes up no space at all. Transform a white door into Frost the Snowman using the template below:
Here’s the link to the template:
Simply colour the triangle orange to create the carrot nose. Colour the circles black to create two eyes and a smile made out of coal. Since my sister is no longer seven years old, I don’t have markers or crayons at home. I had to make do with pastels, but I don’t recommend it. Cut out the shapes and use clear tape or sticky tack to assemble the shapes into Frosty the Snowman’s face.
You can also use orange construction paper to create the carrot nose and black construction paper to create the two eyes and Frosty’s perpetual smile.
Now it’s time to make everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer! I utilized my brown door as the perfect backdrop for Rudolph’s face. On a white sheet of paper, draw two circles and draw one circle slightly bigger than the other two. Draw a black dot in the middle of the two circles too create the eyes. Colour the bigger circle red to create Rudolph’s distinct red nose. Cut out the shapes and use clear tape or sticky tack to assemble the Rudolph’s face.
Now let’s make Rudolph’s antlers. Fold a sheet of paper in half lengthwise. I used an 8 x 11 sheet of white paper.
Draw the antlers using a brown crayon or marker then the antlers in half. Then cut out the antlers. Here’s a picture of the antlers.
Use clear tape or sticky tack to assemble Rudolph’s face on a brown door. Here’s what my Rudolph door looked like:
These ideas are merely a template for you to expand your ideas from. I urge you to add your own personal touch and express a sense of originality. Perhaps use a red light for Rudolph’s nose or add more detail and texture when drawing the facial features of the character.