IT’S almost December 1, and that’s when normal people start to decorate for Christmas, so it’s time to get your glue guns and glitter to put a personalised spin on your surroundings.
If you can create some stylish and seasonal Christmas decorations yourself, not only will you save some money and have crafty fun in the process, you’ll have unique decorations you can enjoy for years to come. Here are three ideas to get you started:
Clear, plain baubles, available from most craft stores, present the perfect opportunity to customise your decorations and create keepsakes for years to come. These baubles have a screw top meaning you can fill them with glitter, feathers or anything you can imagine. Further personalise these decorations by using fabric paint to write family members’ names and the year across them. These also make wonderful “first Christmas” gifts for a baby’s first Christmas.
One of the easiest and almost free ways to decorate is to collect items we find in our own backyard. Head to your local park and find some fallen pinecones, gumnuts or acacia and get to work with a can of metallic spray paint. Dipping the ends of gumnuts in glitter is also an easy and fun craft activity for kids to enjoy.
One of the most fool-proof ideas for a table centrepiece is to get a plain, glass vase and fill it with Christmas baubles in your colour theme of choice. For a rustic look, a length of burlap running across the middle of the table with a length of lace or paper doily placed on top complements a neutral-coloured theme perfectly.