You may be aware by now that I love Christmas – and in my opinion, the build up to the big day is definitely the best part! I love all the festive moments throughout December – the Christmas lights switch on, wrapping presents, listening to Christmas music while making dinner (Smooth Christmas!), baking Christmas cookies.
I also love making homemade Christmas decorations – nothing too complicated, just cute handcrafted touches to get you and your home even more into the festive spirit. Here are some of my favourites –
Cut out window messages –
These are so cute and so simple. Cut out letters for the message of your choice and string them up using regular, or festive string. Coloured card works well and can be bought cheaply from craft and stationery shops. Just scotch tape the ends to either side of your window. ‘Let it snow’, ‘Ho ho ho’ and ‘Run Rudolph Run’ would also be great, and this would be such a fun thing to do with kids – you could even get them to decorate the letters with glitter.
Hanging baubles –
Again, these are super simple! All you need is stiff card in the colour/s of your choice, a pair of scissors and a stapler/some tape. Just cut 5 strips of card – two 6 inches long, two 5 inches long and one 4 inches long, and arrange as shown above, and then staple/tape the other end together. Use some string to hang from a window, or your tree.
Paper chains –
There’s something so cool and nostalgic about making paper chains – its such a relaxing activity! Normal red/green/white paper works great, or you could try making a paper chain Christmas tree – as shown above.
I also love this paper chain set from Dotcomgiftshop – the patterns are so cute and festive!
Candy canes –
This one is sooo simple! Just buy a pack of candy canes (they don’t taste great so probably better as decoration!) and use some pretty Christmas ribbon to string them up. These would look fab across a mantlepiece, along a mirror, or in front of the window.
Holly garland –
All you need to make these is some felt and a needle and thread. Just cut out felt in your chosen designs – holly and berries, bells and candy canes, Santa hats and mittens are all awesome – and then sew the pieces together, leaving a small gap between each one.
Will you be making any homemade decorations this year?