It’s that time of year again when the Christmas festive season comes around. If you live in a snowy area, perhaps there’s not much you need to do get that instant yuletide feeling. For those of us in warmer climates, adding a little Christmas spirit can also be easy with a little creativity and experimentation. We’ve found five amazing ideas from around the web for you to add some festive decorations to your living space and to spruce up the holiday period. Whether for yourself or to create an ambiance for visiting friends and relatives, these ideas are simple and quick to realise. Enjoy.
String Christmas Decoration
This is one of our favourites! Mega chic and uber stylish! Bring some class to your interior design! It’ll take a little work, but seriously, the result is well worth the effort! Look for light string, yarn etc., something light and thin. You’ll need paper to make the cone and some stiffener (suggestions in the instructions). Now, obviously if you’re going to use real candles, make sure your cone is safely big enough. Otherwise, have fun with the instructions here!
Home Made Potpourri
For a super simple, yet aromatic and visually delightful decoration, look no further than the humble potpourri! This couldn’t be any easier to make. Grab a handful of dried fruits, pine cones, cinnamon sticks and anything else that offers a wonderful aroma and you’re in business! You can hang them in a bag or leave it in a nice decorative bowl. Instructions here.
Hanging Cookie-cutter Ornaments
For those who like to get the hands “dirty”, this is a great suggestion. All you need is clay and some cookie cutters. Shape the clay and use pretty much any instrument you like to add details and personalise your creations. Then hang ‘em up and enjoy! You should be able to find the clay at most stationery or arts supply stores. Take a look here.
Stylish Crayon Ornaments
This is a really really cool idea and will really up the posh factor for any Christmas tree! Get colourful and let your imagination run free! Deceptively simple and loads of fun to make. Instructions can be found here. Take a look and give it try!
Cinnamon Stick Candle Decoration
A little cinnamon and spice makes goes a very long way to sprucing up the festive atmosphere. Just look at this absolutely gorgeous cinnamon candle piece! Its so incredibly simple to make and yet add a fantastic touch to any home decor. Check out the instructions here. If you can’t get a glue gun, you can just as easily go for double-sided sticky tape or add additional strand of string-ties. Check it out.