Gifts for the New Year
Days follow each other, and now it’s already December outside the window. Unnoticed, houses are filled with New Year’s mood, which means that you urgently need to start preparing gifts for relatives and friends. Therefore, have prepared several affordable ideas for decorating gifts for the New Year with our own hands. It is easy to create original presents yourself from ordinary paper, cardboard and glue to please your family and friends. Gifts can be made using quilling, scrapbooking or modular origami techniques.
Set package with a bow
It’s so nice to do something with your own hands, especially when children help you. Many of them simply adore sets, lollipops, chocolates and other sets. Therefore, a set package with a bow will be a great gift idea, and adults in their hearts will probably remain children who love sets. To make such a delicious surprise, you will need:
- A4 paper, unusual and bright looks especially good;
- one sheet of red paper, preferably flexible;
- some white, yellow and black paper;
We fold the first paper sheet in half, but leave a small gap, also bend it, and only after that apply glue, connecting the ends of the paper. But this is just the beginning, still need to form the bottom, so now select one of the perpendicular sides and again bend it 4–6 centimeters, spreading it on the sides to make triangles. Let’s take both petals to the center, let go, go through the glue — the bottom is ready. It remains only to carefully, along the ruler, bend along the glued edges, then straighten the resulting shape. It turned out to be a regular paper bag.
But this is only half the work, because now a bow is still needed. We cut out all the necessary elements from paper, preferably red (after all, are making Santa Claus), imitating a regular ribbon bow.
Glue white ovals to the ends of the hanging ribbons, follod by pre-cut black paper boots, creating the legs of a Santa bow. The last decoration is a black stripe in the middle of the bow, and a yellow “buckle” is attached to it, strengthening the design.
Now fill our package with set gifts, seal it on top, after wrapping it, and glue the bow as a decoration.
Sets with Santa’s New Year’s Reindeer
In this gift, you first need to make a deer. Yes, the same one that is in the Santa Claus team. It is also a ll-known and characteristic symbol of Christmas and New Year, which means it is perfectly recognizable and appropriate in a gift. You can find a blank, or you can draw it yourself.
We again need a sheet of paper to form a bag. We glue the deer on the paper blank, which will be a bag in the future. At this stage, advise you to make deer antlers out of cardboard and stick them out a little beyond the sheet of paper, making the whole structure more interesting. Next, cut out the belly of the deer, and on the reverse side glue the film so that have a window inside.
We form the package according to the scheme described above, in a “bag with a bow”, get a new interesting gift package. Inside it you need to put sets or a gift, which can now be seen through the belly of our deer. This time do not seal the bag, but decorate it with handles made of ribbons, laces or the same strips of paper.
To top it off, you can decorate the package with various little things, stickers, carved Christmas trees or snowflakes, putting everything on glue. This will make your gift more personal and memorable for the person you have prepared it for.
Snow and snowflakes are what need so much in the New Year. Surely everyone remembers what huge snowflakes made back in school and kindergarten. For their manufacture need:
- a lot of paper;
Everyone knows the progress of work, first form the petals of our snowflake. A square is cut out of paper and folded in half, follod by a smaller square, and fold it again. You need to repeat several times for the snowflake to appear voluminous. It is advisable to process the edges of such a snowflake again with scissors to add patterns, and with them the unusualness of your craft. Now fasten 6 petals into one snowflake and get a three-dimensional version, which is not a shame to give to a child.
Trees with wishes
The origami technique and appliqués harmonize very ll with each other, so with the help of them you can make extremely simple, but heart-pleasing gifts. For such crafts you need:
- red and green paper;
- some kind words and wishes.
On green sheets it is necessary to cut out 5 identical Christmas trees. They will form the main standing tree. Now glue all these details and get a three-dimensional toy. At the very end of this Christmas tree glue an asterisk cut out of paper.
The main thing remains: fill the sides of this Christmas tree with wishes and warm words of congratulations. This is such a simple and warm gift for the soul that can be made in a matter of minutes.
An extremely easy-to-implement idea is a postcard in the form of a jar. On half the sheet, you need to draw the outline of the jar or print it. In the middle of the jar cut out a window, and from the inside glue it with a piece of transparent polyethylene. Then fold the sheet in half with a collar and fix it with glue, as did with the bags earlier. From below, also simply tuck the paper and glue it.
That’s it, it’s done it remains to fill such a simple bag with sets, and then seal it on top as ll as from below, forming a simple but original envelope with sets. You can cook a lot of such set envelopes and give them to all your friends, classmates and colleagues. This will please them, and you yourself will spend little effort for this, but put your soul into the gift.
Anyone can make this postcard: both a child and an adult — because it combines simple origami techniques and applications. We will need:
- colored markers;
- white sheet of paper;
- colored paper.
We take a sheet of paper and fold it with an uneven accordion, then cutting off the corner along the oblique line. After that, glue our blank to a strip of blue or blue paper. Next, take green paper and cut out our Christmas trees with simple but varied triangles. We glue them all over the postcard, not forgetting to fill in the white fragment, do not worry about getting out of the borders.
After that, take felt-tip pens and decorate the card in every possible way: draw snowflakes, draw Christmas trees, outline snowdrifts. So got a fairly simple version of the postcard, the main thing is to approach its creation with soul and warmth. It can be presented to anyone: a teacher or teacher, friends or acquaintances.
Christmas trees from paper accordions
The simplest and most original homemade products are made from paper accordions. Both a child and an adult can put these together. A colored Christmas tree made from several layers of paper is a vivid example. Each harmonica in it is simply neatly folded, and then glued with a lap. If you want to further decorate your green accordion Christmas tree, then carefully treat it with hairspray, and while the latter is not dry, sprinkle the structure with confetti and sparkles. So you add to her a festive mood and elegance, which will delight your loved ones.
You can also make cute and lovely New Year and Christmas angels. Starting with the blank, you need to outline the outlines of the head, clothing and characteristic angel wings.
By folding white paper figures, you will cut out an angel that will be a gift filled with your love. Give it to everyone you want to make happy in the New Year.
You can not worry about fire safety violations, because the flame in such candlesticks will be exclusively made of paper, and not real. Such candlesticks can be displayed openly, like a postcard, on a regular work table or on a souvenir shelf. Lovely candlesticks depicting snowmen are suitable for gifts for both adults and children. So, how to make such gifts?
- On thin, translucent paper, draw a pattern or print inside to decorate the belly of our snowman candlestick.
- Make a base out of thick paper.
- Cut out the snowman and line up the draft with your pattern already on it.
- Place the blank on a terry tol so that the draft with the pattern is on top.
- Now you can pierce the pattern using a thin needle. Make sure that both the draft and the snowman are pierced and poked into the tol. So work through the whole pattern.
- After cutting out the arms and head of the snowman, then make everything else out of paper: a hat and scarf, nose and mouth. They can be decorated with colored pencils.
- Putting it all together, you get a beautiful candlestick.
Making it glow is simple — glue yellow paper on the back. Here is such a top of cute and simple New Year’s gifts made of paper that can make your life much easier, and will also surprise all your friends and acquaintances with creativity and, most importantly, sincerity. This will especially brighten up the holiday. Remember that homemade souvenirs please much more than purchased ones.
A master class on creating a paper snowman, see below.