Decorating Your Home for Christmas

Decorating your home for Christmas

Adding some homemade decorative touches to your scheme is the perfect way to make your Christmas feel extra special and unique. Finding the perfect place to put your cards can be a challenge so how about making a festive frame that they can be pegged in and displayed. Candles are a must and it’s easy to make upcycled glass jar candle holders to scatter around your home. Even the humble logs on your hearth can be given a seasonal update with a dash of snowy or metallic paint.

Making a Christmas card display

Don’t let Christmas cards clutter your surfaces and fall on the floor. Create a stylish display by pegging them to customised frames that complement your festive decorations.

Here's how...

Remove the back and glass from the frame. Paint the frame in a well ventilated area. Attach the screws to the frame & twist wire onto the screws leaving enough space for your cards. Staple on your hanging strip & clip on your pegs. Mount onto the wall.

You'll need:

A picture frame, wire, wire cutters, wood screws, screwdriver, paint, paintbrush, hessian or ribbon, craft pegs & a staple gun


Decorating a glass jar

A great task to do with kids, making jam jar tea light holders is a simple yet effective way to add festive finishing touches to your home, or to give to friends as gifts.

Here's how...

Measure around your jar then trim your paper to size & cut out your chosen shape. Hearts, snowflakes and trees look great. Theme and decorate your jar. Pop in a tea light.

You'll need:

Kilner jars, old book pages or music sheets, scissors, double sided tape, string, hessian or ribbon & decorations such as feathers or cinnamon sticks.


Decorating logs

A roaring fire at Christmas is the perfect way to create a homely atmosphere but you can add even more festive charm to your hearth by displaying some logs spray painted in seasonal shades.

Here's how...

Clean your logs & mask with paper & tape. Spray paint your logs in a well ventilated area. Light even coats will prevent drips. Remove the paper when dry. Ask the manufacturer before burning the logs.

You'll need:

Logs, stiff brush, paper, masking tape, spray paint, mask & goggles.


Sparkling stairs


Wintry walls


Snowy ceilings


Finishing touches

Santa cushion

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