How to make DIY Homemade Decorations
It’s not hard to feel overwhelmed with the need to buy new Christmas decorations every year. There’s so much to chose from, and like magpies, we are attracted to the sparkle!
However, if you’re wanting to refresh your decorations or want some fun craft ideas, check out the home made decorations below. Less cheap, plastic items that may get thrown away next year, more money and more time with the family.
Paper star ornaments
Paper hanging stars
An easy-peasy kitchen cupboard recipe of simply flour and water. This is much better for the environment than the production of glue and can also be put on your home compost bin at the end of its life.
Papier-mâché Christmas Trees / Snowmen
Why not spend an afternoon making Christmas trees or snowmen? Not only for the tree, these can be made to stand alone on shelves or in wreaths.
Reuse and Upcycle
Metal drinks can wreath
If your family drinks fizzy drinks, start saving them up to be turned into this fantastic, long lasting, metal leaf wreath. If painted with weatherproof protection, this wreath could be hung outside too and last for years to come. Why not create a spring flower one for Easter too?
Tin tealight holders
You’ll need: Any shallow tins, wrapping paper, glue and strong twine
- Wrap the tins using the wrapping scraps
- Tie the twine around the can and knot it at the top with excess for hanging.
- Place a rechargeable tealight into the tin.