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DIY Ideas for Advent Season
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Classic in red and green, cool and modern or delicate and pastel like? Natural tones, Scandinavian or gold and glitter? Or how about an oriental looking Christmas decoration in purple and red? Here you really find everything you need for crafting atmospheric Christmas decorations and individual gifts yourself. Get inspired in our photo gallery and discover creative ideas for any style!


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Little deco houses, concrete stars, fancy light objects, nativity scene figures under glass, ingenious Advent calendars and beautiful wreaths: Tips for Christmas Handicrafts!

Christmas Deco and Crafting Tips for You:

Still totally fashionable are modern Christmas decorations in concrete look. You can create beautiful angel's wings from dipping and kneading concrete, for example. With our special Creative Concrete, you can form marvellous concrete stars, little houses and candle holders from concrete. Now also with embossing: lettering or decoration can be drawn directly in the casting mould ? with the new contour liner Concrete Art Liner >>

A Christmas classic are deco objects from mosaic: mosaic stars, glowing mosaic trees, snowflakes and angels from mosaic are simply beautiful to look at.

Or you can create little houses or hanging objects from air-drying soft-clay embossing them with wooden stamps. We also have some great ideas for objects from FIMO® soft in knitting style.

Crafting instructions for the created objects you find here >>


The ultimate colour experience: the water-resistant glitter inks Izink Diamond are suitable for any kind of surface, also for fabric!

Most different models can be created by decorating with lamp foil and illuminating by means of a light chain! Great inspiration for light objects with sayings and statements you can find in the book "Light-Boxes" by TOPP-Publishers >>

Another smart idea: take a bottle you like and maybe decorate it additionally using transfer pictures. It will turn into an atmospheric light object by means of the special LED bottle light chain >>

You would like to make an Advent calendar yourself?

For your home-made Advent calendar, we offer a wide variety of articles and materials. Quickly assembled are our paper art houses with wooden numbers. You also can use lovely paper bags instead. Hang 24 little bags from fabric or jute from a decorative branch.

You would like to create an Advent wreath?

At OPITEC you find wreaths, garlands, natural materials and much more for ingenious advent wreaths and Christmas decoration.

Create a charming Advent wreath with pillar candles, deco ribbon and scatter parts. As an alternative to a traditional wreath you can also fill a metal candle holder with decorative objects.

Tip: Paint polystyrene balls with white snow impasto paste => they will look like real snow balls!

You would like to cast and decorate candles yourself?

Of course, at OPITEC you find everything you need for casting and decorating candles yourself >>

We have casting moulds for candles, beautiful new wax colours and wax pens for painting. You can create and decorate candles completely according to your own ideas and taste with the new Inka-Silk Set - candle design >>

You are looking for ideas for Christmas tree decoration?

Marbled balls are quickly made and a real eye catcher! For those who like crafting with paper, we recommend the new craft emotions punching and embossing stencils. They allow you to punch out even extremely filigree paper motives, which you can use to give plastic balls a noble look. The stencils can be used with all customary punching and embossing machines and of course also with the Sizzix® Big Shot™.

This year you could craft Christmas tree decoration from iron-on beads. A lot of fun also for children!

You would like to craft stars?

We have new Origami paper with glossy stripes of hot-foil as well as folding sheets for transparent window stars. You can also use them to create little deco trees and lanterns.

You can also use the enchanting magic paper for crafting stars: looking like normal white paper at first sight, it reveals its beautiful Christmas motives only with the application of colour (for example water colours, article numbers 633379 >> and 633380 >>).

Tip: a large variety of good ideas for crafting stars you find Bin the book "1001 Christmas Stars" >>

You would like to create impressive Christmas cards?

Remember to create your own individual Christmas mail ahead of time! At OPITEC you find all the material you need for creating cards, a large variety of Christmas motif papers and stamps. Our tip: the new Rico Design® - Jolly Classic Stickers und motif blocks!

You would like to create your own Christmas crib?

Many people discover the pleasure of designing their own nativity scene. If you are still looking for naïve or traditional nativity figures, matching cribs or small add-ons, at OPITEC?s crib accessory assortment you will find everything for sure!

And this will make it easy for you: our new cardboard crib assembly set >>

Tip: sprinkle some magic snow powder >> on your nativity scene figures and arrange them a little different - for example in a mini etagere, underneath a hood from glass or plastic or on the exotic dry fruit Bell Cup Zali >>

Looking for ideas for Christmas presents?

Individual presents - made with love - are the best thing to give. Or how about giving a crafting set, so the donee can become creative himself?!

Sewn in a moment: craft a heat cushion from our Christmas patterned cotton fabrics, decorate it with nice bias tape and fill it with grape seeds or cherry pits.

Bead for bead: our new iron-on bead sets with snowflake and Christmas motives arouse your creative ambitions! Or how about a crafting set - bead stars?!

Great for kids: The Crealign creative sets and the SES Creative® crafting sets promise creative occupation and nice decoration for the walls afterwards. The fabrics of Label'tour Créations by Marielle Bazard can be painted, washed off and painted again. There are various designs and matching textile colour pens.

A lovely gift packaging and an individually created Christmas card round the whole thing off. Presents can be packaged with any kind of materials - it doesn't always have to be wrapping paper! A gift box, a lovely case, a little bag or an organza pouch will upgrade your presents even more. An original solution is offered with Rico Design® block bottom bags from kraft paper in natural/white or with stripes or dots: decorated with stencils and stencil cream and some ribbons, your gift will be almost too beautiful for unwrapping!

We wish you a delightful Advent time! Have fun browsing, considering, decorating and preparing Christmas gifts!


Your OPITEC Creative Team!

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