Christmas day is now only a few days away and it is time at our home to start planning the Christmas menu and table centre piece. This is usually the time when Christmas to-do lists get longer and time seems to fly by so I wanted to get crafting and have our table decorations in place.
I called in the boys’ assistance to help craft a super easy Christmas tree centrepiece for our Christmas day meals. I’d originally imagined this Christmas tree to be the traditional green however herein lies the joy of crafting with kids – they challenge an adults preconceived ideas! The boys wanted to make a rainbow Christmas tree so that’s what we made!
The idea of this craft is that you require doilies of varying sizes to create the Christmas tree effect. I bought a pack of three sized doilies at the Red dot store (Australian equivalent of the Dollar store). This centrepiece is so easy to make as it mainly involves painting and decorating. This craft encourages creativity as you can decorate your Christmas tree however you like.
We also discussed shapes as we crafted, you can get your little ones to spot the different shapes. The doilies are round, we painted circles and triangles on our trees and used a star for the top of our tree. All the steps of making this Christmas centrepiece also provides a great fine motor skill workout.
Our rainbow Christmas trees turned out very colourful and festive! We are going to style ours with some Christmas fairy lights and festive crackers for a super simple table centre piece.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE DIY RAINBOW CHRISTMAS TREES:
- Doilies in different sizes
- Stickers and gems for decorating
- Plastic bottle caps
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DIY RAINBOW CHRISTMAS TREES:
- Decorate doilies as preferred. We used watercolour to paint shapes on ours.
- Cut a slit into the doily and make a cone shape with each doily.
- Cut a small hole on the tip of the cone shape and push through a skewer.
- Decorate the tree as preferred. We used small gem stones and a star for the top of the tree.
- Use the sharp end of a scissor to make a hole on a bottle cap. Push bottom of Christmas tree into bottle cap to serve as a base.
* This post and all associated images have been supplied by the lovely Rossa from Curious Little People. Follow her on Instagram for more creative inspirations!