Christmas tree decorations aren’t half pricey, so why spend a fortune on baubles, tinsel and stars – let’s face it, they look tacky anyway – when you can make your own bespoke ones at home for half the price and a whole lot more fun to boot?
We’ve put together three alternative Christmas tree decorations you can make at home using some simple craft products and a little spice of creativity.
TOILET ROLL CREATURES
The kids will love making these. Here’s how you craft toilet roll creatures.
Some toilet roll tubes
Paint, felt or sandpaper
Grab your scissors and cut the toilet roll tubes in half
Cover each one with some paint, felt or sandpaper – think of using different colours to mix things up a bit
Make your toilet roll come alive – grab some googly eyes or buttons and glue on some eyes
Tack on some pipe cleaners or these striped stems to give the toilet roll some ears
Voila. From corner of the bathroom to pride of place on the Christmas tree in five minutes. Done.
LIGHT BULB ORNAMENTS
Got any defunct light bulbs lying around the house? Don’t throw them out – give them a new lease of life by turning them into some funky light bulb ornaments.
Couple of light bulbs
How to do ‘em:
Spread some glue over each light bulb
Dip the glued-up bulb in a pot of glitter or paper stars
Tie a ribbon at the top and hang it on the tree!
You’ve got to have some mistletoe around the house at Christmas. The real stuff, though, can start to age pretty quickly, so why not make your own?
Bits and bobs:
Make it happen:
Draw or get hold of a mistletoe template - there’s one here if you need one
Adorn the mistletoe with buttons or break up some cotton swabs to look like snowflakes
Tie a ribbon at the top and – yup – hang it on the tree.