Christmas is nearly upon us, so why not get ready for the big day by making decorations for your home? If you’re stuck for ideas of how to brighten up a room, there are lots of online tutorials you can follow. How about a Christmas reindeer sign, Christmas tree cones or peppermint candy topiaries? These are just a few of the many things you and your family can enjoy making.

At this exciting time of year, children can’t wait for Santa Claus to come tumbling down the chimney and leaving lots of presents. What about helping your kids make a snow globe mason jar? It makes a lovely decoration or a wonderful gift for one of their friends.


Many homeowners and families hang a Christmas wreath on their front door. Think about making a colourful bulb wreath instead of the usual holly and mistletoe type. All you need to do is put two layers of lights on a 12-inch craft ring with hot glue. It could take up to 65 different coloured bulbs but the effect is absolutely beautiful.

A fluffy tinsel wreath will also make your home stand out during the festive season. Prepare a Styrofoam wreath and wrap it in tinsel. Next, dress it up with small ornaments, baubles and little robins, sounds delightful.

Something for the whole family

DIT Christmas advent calendar

December 25th is usually a time when the whole family gets together. To make the most of your Christmas day this year, get everyone involved in making decorations for your home. What about a home-made advent calendar? Take turns to open each “day” and see what you get. You just need:-

  • A firm base, either made from cardboard or cork
  • Strong glue
  • 25 very small envelopes
  • A neat hand writer for the number of days
  • Small items to put into the envelopes like a wrapped chocolate, a message, a pencil or anything that will fit
  • Patience

Pine cone ornaments also look great on a Christmas tree. Take a day out of your busy schedule to go on a pine cone hunting expedition during November. Children will love collecting pine cones from a forest. When you get home, spray paint them white and attach a golden thread to each to hang onto the tree.

Brighten up mirrors by gluing colourful baubles all around the edges. If you have a mantlepiece that has a log fire, enhance the atmosphere even more by hanging Christmas tree branches over it. Spray paint them white and place holly as well as baubles along the top.

Silver and gold decorations bring a touch of luxury to any home while red and green is always a firm favourite. It’s fairly straightforward to make your own Christmas decorations especially with help from online tutorials. All the family will appreciate the effort put in, then sit back, relax and enjoy the best Christmas ever.

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