We’ll soon be ripping open day 1 of the advent calendars, getting the Christmas decs out of the loft and writing our Christmas shopping lists. It’s fair to say, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds to make your home look festive this Christmas. To prove it, here are some cheap and easy ideas to make your home look as Christmassy as possible.
1. Playful Place Cards
Who said place cards have to be made out of folded paper and sit on the table? Why not use pinecones and add a little festivity to the table? Alternatively, you could make some name tags to hang off the back of seats.
2. Getting Ornamental
Baubles don’t just belong on trees. Use them to fill cloches or glass jars and you’ve got yourself an impressive table centerpiece. Top tip: put an empty toilet roll tube in the middle of your vase to fill space and use less baubles… No one will ever know!
3. Wrap It Up
A quick and easy way to create a fun and festive centerpiece is to wrap up a number of small boxes and have a pile of presents in the middle of the table. No one can say they don’t like presents!
4. Bottle Cap Snowmen
You will no doubt get through your fair share of bottles over the Christmas period, so why not turn the caps into fun Christmas decs. A great craft idea for the kids and one that is bound to bring some festive cheer to your Christmas tree.
5. Get creative with clothespins pins or pegs?
It seems it isn’t just bottle caps that can be turned into original tree decorations. Get creative with clothespins by taking them apart and sticking them back together with some sturdy PVA glue.
6. Christmas tree O’ Christmas tree
From pine cones to cone trees… A simple way of creating novel table decorations is to cut and fold pretty paper to make cone “trees”. By making a range of different sizes, you can add more dimension and interest to the centre of your table.