Last week, I bought my first Christmas presents!!! I think it’s the first time in my life I’ve ever bought a present before October and even that seemed organised. SO, I also started thinking about making christmas decorations. I tend to leave it to the last minute and then never have time to make anything nice so I’m preparing now!
So, things I really love are painted branches instead of trees. I hate artificial trees. 2 years ago I made a tree out of dried branches and tied them onto a small trunk. I then sprayed it all white. As I’d built it outside I didn’t realise just how big it was, luckily we have a big house but afterwards I had nowhere to store it. It was too wide and delicate to get up in the attic and dragged through small doorways so I will have to bear this in mind this year. When I find the picture I will post it with a more detailed explanation of how I made it.
I really love driftwood branches hung on the wall and decorated, as I don’t live very close to the sea I have been looking for aged olive branches. I found some last year but they weren’t quite the right shape. When I peeled the bark off they had beautiful colourings underneath.
Something else I really love are tissue pom poms and I found this really great tutorial on how to make them. I looks super easy. My house has really high ceilings so I’d love to get some really big pom poms hung from the ceiling in gold, white and beige colours. They also look great on this branch though!
These pom poms also make really cute decorations in kids rooms. Pom poms are really easy to make and you don’t just have to use tissue paper,
I remember making small wool ones when I was little, I’ve seem really pretty ones made with old jersey tshirts too. Talking of pom poms, you could buy mini ones and decorate pine cones! I live close to a pine forest so I’m always trying to find pine cone craft ideas!
I’d really love to make an advent calender for my children and think making a christmas tree shape and attaching little favour bags would be a pretty easy solution as the bag would have anough space for treats for each of my 3 children. BombonieraShop has some cute jute favour bags which would work great for this idea! Maybe I can find some pre cut felt numbers to glue on! I’ll be back soon (hopefully) with progress!