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With Christmas just a month away, we are starting to allow ourselves to feel a little festive.
But, without letting the global pandemic put a dampener on things, there is still not much we can do in terms of festive celebration.
Especially if you have children, there are no museums, ice rinks, restaurants or play centres open to treat them to when they are not at school.
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However, staying home doesn't have to mean boredom.
Why not decorate the place with fabulous craft projects that you have made with your child?
And who better to look to for inspiration than Loose Woman star Stacey Solomon.
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The 31 year old often shares tips and tricks with her 3.8 million Instagram followers, and has recently posted some fabulous festive creations.
Let's take a look…
Mini Christmas trees
The girlfriend of Joe Swash has recently taken to her Instagram stories to showcase her newest creation; little Christmas tree decorations, and they are so simple yet effective.
The former X Factor contestant began by explaining: “The boys were making reindeer present jars… I was making some mini trees to go by the TV decorations…”
She then began rolling some green card into a cone shape, then cutting round the bottom so it was flat.
After this Stacey then took some white string and snaked it round and round the cone, neatly, so it was covered.
After the cone was suitably wrapped up, the star set about decorating it. Captioning the footage she wrote: “I’m just glueing on pom poms and an odd earring for the star.”
She then continued: “Stuck a diffuser stick inside and attached that to a wood slice to make a base. But you can just stand them up with anything”.
Using her famed 'tap to tidy' method, in which she shows before and after shots of her work, Stacey shared the finished products, and don't they look amazing?!
If you are decorating your Christmas tree, why not take Stacey's lead and create a personalised one, with whatever message you see fit inside.
To make this, Stacey poured different sparkly fillings inside a clear perspex baubles that she had ordered online.
"Been looking forward to this all day! Got there in the end," Stacey wrote as she shared the step by step of her crafting session.
The mum of three then went on to share the source of her supplies: "I bought these clear fillable baubles from Amazon, and they're so much fun!"
Having a bit of fun with her label maker, Stacey shared the black and white message which read: "Merry Christmas Susan."
Susan is Stacey's name for trolls, however you and your kids could do the names of family members instead!
Stacey's also recently shared a different way to make a Christmas tree decoration, which is more natural in appearance.
She began making it by gluing a pine cone to a slice of wood, which she bought on Amazon in a pack of 50.
She captioned the footage, writing: "My happy place…, alongside a black heart emoji.
Next the star glued tiny little fake stick-on pearls, to the pine cone needles and covered it in white glitter.
After all this she used the pendant of an old necklace, which was shaped like a star, and added it to the top of the tree.
This is a hack that actually dragged Stacey's eldest son Zachary, 12, away from his games console.
Stacey shared this on Instagram, writing: “So Zachy very rarely wants to craft with me anymore thanks to the PlayStation…
"So when he asked if we could make our own snow globes I bought the ingredients immediately before he changed his mind… and this is what we did while Rex napped”.
Although Stacey did this a few months back so chose an autumnal theme, it is easy to adapt for Christmas
She showed footage of the Zach pouring golden glitter and metallic autumn leaves into a glass jar that had in it a small model of a pumpkin.
Then they poured in 3/4 water and 1/4 glycerine, then added the lid to the jar after coating the inside of it in super glue so as to leakproof it.
Stacey Solomon hacks
They then wrapped the lid in string, and added a wooden name tag at the bottom of the jar that read “Zachary”.
Stacey then commented on the completed creation, writing: “Well done Zachy it’s beautiful”.
You could do this with any type of glitter or sequins, perhaps red and green, or ivy and holly metallic leaves, but if they are heavier be sure to add more glycerine to so they definitely float.
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