It’s as easy as one, two, tree

Afternoon folks! Making the most of my lunch break to post this week because we are officially in Christmas party season. You know what else we’re in? CHRISTMAS TREE SEASON.

Yes. That’s right, get yours out of the attic or head down to your local festive pop up, it’s time.

There’s a lovely nostalgia people have with their generations old decorations; almost everyone I’ve talked to about their tree has some kind of heirloom ornament that takes centre stage each year.

I still think it’s nice to freshen it up from time to time though, and with December costing a fortune, here are some quick and easy christmas tree decorations you can make with things lying around the house/garden.

Pine cone ornaments

Pine cones

Picture frame hangers (screw in ones)

Tip-Ex (white out)

Ribbon or string

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Screw the picture hangers into the bottom of the pine cones, attach a loop of string/ribbon an paint the ends of the pine thingys with the Tip-Ex. It dries so quickly you don’t even need to put paper down.

Paper circles garland

White card

Contrasting thread

Circle punch

Sewing machine (or you could use glue/double-sided tape if you don’t have one)

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Punch a load of circles out of the card. Put them through a sewing machine. Yup. THAT easy.

Christmas tree star

Five reasonably straight twigs

Some twine

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Cut the twigs to the same length using secateurs or scissors. Tie the ends together at 45 degree angles or less. Make sure that when a twig is on top of another at one end that it goes under the next one at the other end. The only exception is the twig you started with, which when you tie it to complete the star, will probably be under both those it’s attached to. Add more twine to secure the cross overs in the middle too.

 

 

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