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Video: Christmas Deco Plastic Cap In 20 Pretty DIY Ideas
This year because of the second lockdown, we will miss the Christmas markets and the opportunity to choose new home decorations in time. So, instead of being sad, we will take advantage of the situation by respecting the green strategy of the “three Rs” - reduce, reuse and recycle. In this context, today's project is focused on the plastic cap Christmas decoration. Spend a few hours with the kids making easy, collectable decorations. There is always something special about starting your own creations from scratch. So, without further ado, here are our DIY ideas for a unique Christmas!
Christmas decoration with plastic cap using recycled materials
DIY projects from recycled materials develop creative potential in children. So this is another good reason to embark on this DIY. You don't necessarily imagine pretty decorations when you look at plastic bottle caps. But add paint, glitter, ribbon and beads and you will create some super adorable decorations.
A Christmas mistletoe from plastic caps
Mistletoe is a plant that grows on a wide variety of trees. The tradition of hanging it in the house dates back to the days of the ancient Druids. According to them, mistletoe possesses mystical powers that bring good luck to the house and ward off evil spirits. It was also used as a sign of love and friendship in Norse mythology. So, superstitious or not, this decoration has become a “must have” for winter celebrations. To make it, you need a few red caps and green paper (cardboard, foam or silk). You can replace the first ones with colored caps in red paint or decorate them with glitter. You just have to glue them with silicone and hang them on the tree, on the curtains,on the Christmas door wreath or to decorate the corners of the mirror or the centerpiece for a special dinner.
A crocheted Christmas tree and plastic caps
You can't spend the holidays without a pretty Christmas tree. We have already shown you how to make a Christmas tree from paper, but today we are going further with this manual crochet activity. This project can be tricky for the little ones, but they can help with painting and glueing the items. Use the tree to add some festivity to your desk or to decorate the shelves in your home.
To make this Christmas tree you will need a 25cm high thread cone and 38 bottle caps, green acrylic paint, green string and a bow to decorate. You can make the cone yourself with a sheet of cardboard and if crochet is not your cup of tea, color the caps with thematic or solid color paper. Use old gift bags, foil or wrapping paper. Be creative! You will find a thousand and one variations to achieve this project.
Themed ornaments for the Christmas tree
For the manufacture of these mini decorations you need:
- plastic bottle caps
- spray paint
- hot glue gun
- white glue
- punch tool
In the photo above, you were shown how to make the two decorations from plastic caps. First, color them with spray paint. For the first, you have to stick the string (8 cm long) in the stopper. Once dried, glue the cork to another. To give the outside of the ornament a bit of shine, apply white glue and sprinkle with glitter. For the second ornament you need to pierce a stopper. Then thread it with a string and add a drop of hot glue inside the hole to seal it. Glue a few more caps and decorate according to your preferences. Use ribbons, colored masking tape or beads.
A decoration or a game for the children?
Take corks in various colors and glue them on cardboard to make a pretty decoration or a postcard to greet your loved ones. To do this, use hot glue. Another option is to put them on a sheet and outline them. With pens, mark the place of the colored caps and then let your little one put them away. This will help him learn colors and develop their motor skills. It's a Montessori-style activity, ideal for your little one.
Do you want to have a truly unique Christmas tree?
In the video we have chosen for you, you will find ideas for an ecological decoration from reused elements, the plastic caps of your favorite drinks. If they aren't red and white, don't worry because you can still color them using acrylic paint. Watch the tutorial and experiment with these easy-to-make ideas. So, it's up to you!