With all the Christmas lights pinging on all over London and the department stores filling their windows with lots of festive delights, I am officially feeling the Christmas spirit and ready to get stuck into getting the flat decorated. So I thought what better way to deck out the flat than with some pocket friendly festive DIYs. Not only are they more personal, but they’re a fun way to get yourself into the mood for Christmas.
I have scoured the internet to pull together some of my favourites to get me inspired. Hopefully they inspire you too, let me know if you give any of these a go!
1. Decorated Hanging Bough
If you’re tight on space but still want the wonderfully reminiscent pine scents of a Christmas tree, this is the perfect option. We have a lovely big sash window in our lounge and I think hanging this from there would look so lovely. If you fancy, you could thread through some twinkly battery powered fairy lights, golden asparagus fern and keep it natural by spraying some pinecones and acorns gold. If you’re after something a bit fun, try using vibrant coloured strings with rose gold decorations on the end for a really on trend look.
2. Spray Painted Reindeer Ornaments
These little spray painted creatures are such a great way to decorate your home or dinner table in a stylish and fun (but cheap!) way. The best bit is that they are so simple to do, you just need to get some plastic toy animals and a can of spray paint and away you go. Perhaps it might even inspire you to coat other weird and wonderful things in gold!
3. Snow Globe Biscuit Jar
These Snow Globe Biscuit Jars make for a great little thank you gift for the host at Christmas or just a sweet little token present for friends and family. For health conscious friends, you could fill these with homemade protein balls rolled in coconut flakes for an alternative festive treat.
4. Oversized Knit Blanket
I am absolutely in love with this huge knit blanket DIY made by blogger Olivia Silk over on her YouTube channel. I have seen tutorials where people have made these with their arms and not knitting needles which is cool, not too sure what happens if someone rings the doorbell though! These would make for the perfect personal gift or just the best way to cosy up your sofa this Christmas.
5. Homemade Christmas Crackers
No festive table is complete without crackers, so making them yourself is the ultimate way to make your dinner table extra special. If you’re into your table laying game, this is also a great way to ensure the crackers perfectly match your colour scheme. Fill them with handwritten notes and jokes and personal gifts for each person.
I’m now feeling super inspired for Christmas and I hope you are too! Can’t wait to try some of these out and put my own twist on things. If you have any suggestions you think I’d enjoy feel free to send them my way!