The Ber Series : DIY Christmas Decorations

The ber month’s are here!

Note: This post is peppered with the word “Christmas”. Drinking game anyone? 😀

The months from September to December are what we fondly call “the ber months”. This is the time when our weather becomes cool (its the monsoon season), nights become longer, people starts putting up their Christmas decors, radio stations are playing Christmas songs… the Christmas season is a long one for us. It usually starts by September 1 and officially ends on the Three Kings day (January 6).

To warm up the Christmas spirit, Hannah and I thought it would be fun to have Christmas themed blogs for the ber months. So for September, we are making decorations. 😀

I’ll be showing you how to make three easy (and cheap) Christmas decors.

DIY XMAS DECORS

  1. Scandinavian woven star – parol styled
  2. Small paper Christmas Trees
  3. Christmas Bowl

Let’s Start!

Decor 1 : Scandinavian woven star – parol styled.

taken by gio

I wanted to make a parol but I have no bamboo strips or walis tingting. What I do have is a lot of construction paper so I decided to improvise. I made a Scandinavian woven star and tried to somewhat morph it into a parol.

I made a video because it’s pretty hard to explain the process through pictures. Sorry for the video quality (dark and blurry.. gaah!). This is my first time to make a DIY video… I tried to make it as short as I can. Don’t want to bore anyone to death…

In case you are not familiar what a Parol is, it represents the Christmas Star that led the 3 wise men to Christ’s manger. It’s one of the staple Christmas decor of a Pinoy household (those that celebrate Christmas). They range from the affordable bamboo lanterns to the big expensive capiz ones that can last for a long time. I assume that everyone knows how to make the bamboo version because it is one of the required school projects for Home Economics class.  I also found a very good how to about it.

How to Make a Parol (Filipino Christmas Lantern)

Decor 2 : Small Paper Christmas Tree

This looks nice scattered around our living room. You can make them in all sizes and colors. I only wish I had used a different color of clay. But work with what you have right? 🙂

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Decor 3 : Christmas Bowl

This is the easiest! We usually leave this on our dining table and everyone is free to take a chocolate for themselves. Refills are a must. 🙂

 

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All done! Thanks for reading this far.

Which one did you like best? I like the Christmas bowl.. because I love chocolates! 😀

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and if you’re playing a drinking game.. CHRISTMAS! (you’re welcome. hehehe)

 

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