Fun DIY ways to decorate your home this Christmas
Still wishing the house looked a little more Christmassy? Now’s your chance! Get the kids involved, or simply put on some Christmas music, pour yourself a glass of sherry and take on a couple of these DIY Christmas decoration projects in time for the big day itself.
Get the kids to make this year’s wrapping paper
It may have come to your attention that a lot of the rolls of wrapping paper that are freely available in high street stores are shiny and therefore can’t actually be recycled. Avoid the issue this year by picking up some rolls of simple brown paper – IKEA do excellent cheap ones, or alternatively your local Post Office should be able to help – and then get the paints and stamps out. Cut giant-sized sheets, place them on the floor or table if you have one large enough and get creative. Add glitter for extra creativity points and if you’re going truly sustainable create your own stamps from halved potatoes.
Easy table decorations
Table decorations can look beautiful made from natural materials with seasonal scented candles in the mix. Use the excuse to relax in the busy run-up to the big day by taking a pre-Christmas hike in the woods. Remember your secateurs, and while you’re there look out for mistletoe in the trees, holly bushes or spruce and evergreen foliage.
Edible Christmas trees decorations
Gingerbread, shortbread, boiled sweets and chocolates. Whatever your favourite Christmas treat, there’s likely to be a way to use it to create tree decorations. From making biscuits with holes for ribbons, to adding twine or strawberry laces to melted and reforming chocolate or sweets, creating hanging ornaments from edibles is a great way to add colour and interest to your Christmas scheme.
Better still it’ll take less time to put away the tree after Christmas, as we guarantee its branches will have been cleared already.