You don't have to resort to buying cheap plastic decorations to bring yuletide cheer to your home. Here are 12 fantastic ideas to put a DIY twist on your tree, table and front door, that you're sure to want to keep for years to come!
Forget the shop bought Christmas decorations that you've had sitting in the cupboard since the previous year. For something fun and playful, try these unique twists on the classics.
For the tree
1. Cookie cutter ornaments
If you’re looking for some easy, personlised Christmas decorations, go no further than your trusty cookie cutter! Just glue or sticky tape pretty paper or a photo.
These cute Christmas trees can be whipped up in a flash and just require some felt ribbon, beads and a needle and thread. You could even use drawstrings from old pants and tracksuits.
The opportunities for decorating are almost endless with these clear baubles, but we especially love the idea of putting those old CDs to good use! Simply cut with strong scissors, and glue on.
Who knew you could achieve such beautiful results using just wool and craft glue? Full tutorial here.
5. Mini Christmas trees
Perfect for a Christmas table centerpiece or to line up on the fireplace. Buy a polystyrene cone from the craft shop, and reuse some pretty string. Soak in craft glue, wrap around the cone, and wait until it dries. Tutorial here.
Put those old wine glasses to good use by creating your own mini snow globe! You could fill it with whatever you want – lollies, small Christmas baubles or tinsel. Blue Tac your candle on for added stability.
Put a Christmassy spin on your candles for the Christmas table. Cut cedar leaves, lay on paper bags and spray with adhesive. Stick them to the outside of a glass or jar and hold it till it adheres. Trim ends to fit the bottom of the glass and you're done!
Don’t buy your Christmas crackers, make your own and fill them with cute gifts your family and friends will really love!
For the house
9. Peg wreath
This peg wreath is a clever way to display all those Christmas cards. Simply spray paint some wooden pegs, and clip onto a wire circle (available from craft shops). If the pegs become loose, consider wrapping some fabric or sponge on the wire to pad it out. Alternate with beads and finish with a ribbon.
There’s not much chance of it snowing downunder, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some snowflakes on our windows! A great craft for kids, get creative with some super cheap coffee filters.
So easy yet so effective! All you’ll need is a wire circle and ribbon and you’re good to go.
12. Pallet Christmas tree
Don’t fancy sweeping up pine leaves every day? Forgo the traditional Christmas tree this year and switch things up! All it takes is some creativity, an old pallet and some fairy lights.