Transform your home into a Christmas winter wonderland by crafting your own festive decorations with the help of our simple and fun ideas.
Seize the festive spirit by making your own Christmas decorations with your children. It is so much more impressive to display your original craftwork, rather than shop-bought glitz, to family and friends.
It couldn't be simpler to make your own Christmas decorations, and it means so much more to have a slightly amateur finish, rather than a shop-bought beauty. Think back to all those Blue Peter children's TV ideas for crafting your own projects.
Working with paper and card is also a great way of being eco-friendly, encourage your kids to think about the importance of recycling rather than buying new Christmas decorations each year.
Get your kids to make their own Christmas decorations by getting them to make aluminium-foil ring chains. All you will need is squares of foil, and they can roll them into chains and link them together ? no need for glue or scissors.
Why not get young children to paint their own festive designs on paper and display them around the house. Cut paper into festive shapes and get your kids to paint or glue glitter onto them. Create a garland display of their Christmas creations.
Another simple festive idea is to fill a glass jar or bowl with walnuts and make it a centrepiece on a dining table. Or create a big bowl of lemons and limes, or red apples and baby artichokes the colours of Christmas.
Add a pile of pinecones to a wicker basket or in the fireplace for a really subtle addition to any Christmas design. Fill pots with pinecones and position them on your porch.
Christmas paper decorations
Grab some white paper, scissors and glue, and transform your home into a Christmas wonderland.