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How to Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

01 December 2020

 

Planning to get crafty this Christmas? In this article, you’ll find some great DIY decorations and handmade Christmas ornaments that you can create in order to deck your halls with unique and wholesome accessories - including:

  • Homemade wreaths
  • Advent calendars
  • Decorative mantels
  • Garland card holders
  • Cookie cutter ornaments
  • DIY stockings

If you’re making your own Christmas decorations this year - great idea! Not only is this option lots of fun, but it’s also great for the environment and will make sure that your Christmas ornaments really stand out from the crowd.

Here are some Christmas craft ideas and DIY decorations that your whole household will love.

Homemade Wreaths

Wreaths are very popular Christmas ornaments. Their position on your front door is a way of showing the world that you’re ready for the festive celebrations to begin!

It’s really easy to make a wreath out of natural materials and foliage. Just add a little colour with tinsel, weatherproof LED lights or ribbons to top it all off.

B&M Top Tip: Attach your wreath very securely to your door!

Advent Calendars

Advent calendars make ideal DIY Christmas decorations. Why not get the whole family making their own calendar, or creating them for each other?

There are usually 25 pockets that enable you to count down towards Christmas Day from the 1st of December.

Why not make yours from sturdy coloured card and stick on plenty of glitter, ribbon and festive accessories! Prop them up or hang them all side by side for a lovely seasonal display.

Decorative Mantels

Spruce up your mantelpiece with pretty holiday decorations. Weave fairy lights, tinsel, ribbons and baubles into sprigs of holly, ivy and evergreen branches - real or fake - to create a stunning look. You could even create a lovely winter scene with ornaments and figurines.

Don’t forget to hang up your stockings for a touch of tradition!

Garland Card Holders

Garlands running along mantels, bannisters or picture rails provide the perfect place to hang up your Christmas cards.

Admire all of the seasons greetings you have received by using miniature pegs to attach them in just the right places.

B&M Top Tip: Paint a Christmas scene on canvas and “frame” it with all of the cards you’ve received, adding to it each year.

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Craft hanging ornaments by making your own salt dough, cutting out festive shapes like stars, Christmas trees, angels and reindeers, then adding paint, glitter and accessories once they’re baked!

To make one ball of dough, all you need is 250g of plain white flour, 125g of salt and 125 ml of cold water. Mix them together until smooth, then roll out and shape them with cookie cutters.

Bake at about 160 degrees celsius for three hours, then cool before painting.

DIY Stockings

Homemade stockings offer a great unique touch to your Christmas set-up. You can sew one from scratch by: 

  • creating a large “J”-shaped template from card
  • drawing round it onto two pieces of fabric
  • cutting out both shapes
  • sewing them together along all edges but the top
  • turning your creation inside out for neater seams

Otherwise, find a plain design and accessorise with pom poms and other colourful items!

For inspiration on how to make your own Christmas decorations, consider creating wreaths, advent calendars, mantelpiece ornaments, garlands, salt dough ornaments and personalised stockings!

B&M Top Tip: Pick up gorgeous seasonal wrapping paper to get all of your gifts looking great!

How does your home look all decked-out? Share pictures with the B&M Community via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!


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