A kitchen staple for any home where cooking and baking occur on a daily basis, aluminum foil is also great to use as a starter for many seasonal decorations. Add some extra glitz and sparkle to your home this Christmas by creating one of these simple holiday crafts.
Wreaths of many shapes and sizes created from a wide variety of materials is commonplace during the holidays. A unique variation on the usual is to utilize several layers of everyday tin foil. Start with a wreath form purchased at your local craft store. Wrap layers of foil around the ring, overlapping the pieces in an attractive way. Attach construction paper circles using a hot glue gun. Vary the size of the circles to create more visual interest. The striking difference between the shiny foil and the matte color of the paper will leave a lasting impression on holiday visitors.
Front Door Greetings
The front entrance of a home welcomes friends and family and sets the tone for the holiday season. Cover your entire front door with basic aluminum foil. Hang any seasonal decorations you normally display during Christmas right over the foil. The bright silver color will beautifully reflect the sunlight during the day and set off the added decorations once night falls. A string of lights draped over the door frame will add even more drama. A bough of greenery or a brightly colored Santa are the perfect pairings for the sparkling background.
Festival of Lights
Average tin foil beautiful reflects any and all light sources. Holiday candles in delicious scents add just the right touch of cozy festivity to any home. Give new life to worn out platters and trays by covering them with a few layers of aluminum. Place your favorite candles on the trays using holders or dishes for protection. The flames of the pillar or votive candles will bounce off the silver in a stunning way. Not only will this decoration create an eye catching table centerpiece, it allows for recycling those trays that would have normally been thrown away.
No need to wait until Christmas morning to enjoy the look of gaily wrapped presents when aluminum foil can easily produce a beautiful holiday display. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, save any cardboard boxes that come into your home. Wrap them with layers of foil and finish them off with velvet ribbon. Tie large bows around the boxes. Set the gift decorations on a covered porch or in a front window. Plastic bows can be cut from green or black garbage bags if the boxes will be placed anywhere that they may come in contact with rain or snow.