Although it may not appeal to you at first, there are lots of good reasons to know how to make arts and crafts out of outdoor Christmas lights. The holidays are not just about you, but also your family. Along with family comes the opportunities to amuse younger children. You might also be from a family that has lots of individuals that are totally different. Besides board games, often crafting projects are a solution for family fun. Having a few tricks up your sleeves that involve outdoor Christmas lights can be extremely handy for days where you need to entertain them.
Crafting Traditions for The Holidays
In the past, most Christmas presents were handmade. As a matter of fact, in some families they still work very hard to maintain this tradition. It wasn't until the late 1800s that it became common to buy Christmas presents. For this reason, it can be a fun idea to make Christmas about making gifts for each other. Outdoor Christmas lights are a fun way to craft and are easy enough for small children to work with.
Crafting with Short Strings of Lights
Shorter strings of outdoor Christmas lights are perfect for decorating smaller objects. After they're finished, they can be used as outdoor decorations. Some popular ideas for shorter strands of outdoor Christmas lights are:
o Making snowmen decorations
o Making a wreath
o Making a message or shape (for example, spelling out Merry Christmas)
More Complicated Crafts
There was a popular children's toy in the 1970s that specifically dealt with lights. You can imitate this on a large scale as an exciting outdoor Christmas lights craft project. Basically, you will need a small drill, tons of Christmas lights, a hot glue gun, and a very large piece of plywood.
First, you'll need to paint the plywood. The second step will be to draw whatever you want to outline with lights. The next step is to drill holes that are far enough away from each other so the structure is not compromised. Put the lights through the holes and keep them in place with the hot glue. The end result is a personalized outdoor decoration.
Of course, everyone wants something elegant, beautiful, and unique for their outdoor home decorations during the Christmas season. An easy way to craft something that everyone will love is to make a wreath for the front door. This simply involves having some sort of round frame to attach the outdoor Christmas lights to. Of course, you might want to arrange and rearrange until you get what you want, but the idea is simple.