This year I decided upon a red, white and silver Christmas theme. I have heaps of silver decorations from past years, a reasonable number of red ones but very little in the way of white. With not a lot of cash to put towards new decorations for our home, I decided to make a few quick and easy (and cheap!) bits and pieces to help grow our red and white collection.
Felt Christmas Trees (photo above)
I saw a version of these cute trees on the web a little while ago but when I went to make them I couldn’t find the tutorial again. Sorry to the original source, if anyone knows who it was, please let me know.
I simply glued felt onto a polystyrene cone and then decorated with strips of contrasting felt and stick on stars. They took mere moments to make. I am sure older children would love making these themselves, maybe a holiday craft idea for the week ahead? They are now sitting prettily on our mantlepiece with our Christmas candles.
I decided that a garland was a quick and easy way to add colour to the living room where our family Christmas festivities will take place.
I chose predominantly red and white patterned fabrics but only one Christmas fabric (the gold on white snowflakes) as I want to hang the garland in Immy’s room once Christmas is over. I love that the red, gold and white brings a sense of the Christmas season but the garland will not spend most of the year packed away in a box.