Show me your homemade Christmas decorations

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edited 22 November 2023 at 11:42AM in Crafting
Do you make your own Christmas decorations? How about cards and wrapping paper? I'd love to see any pictures you've got from past years. Let's make this a hub of inspiration for anyone looking to DIY it this year.

Warning: please be careful not to reveal any personal identifying information in your photos, such as your face or the outside of your home.

To kick things off, a few examples from MSE HQ...

MSE Holly's Christmas garland


MSE Holly made a garland for her stairs this year because there was no way she was paying full price for one (she'd seen them sold at MrCrimbo.co.uk for £30 for 1.8 metres). 

Approx. costs:

  • Almost 9 metres of garland - £17.97
  • 4 boxes of lights from B&M - £16
  • Decorations – roughly £25
    Total = £58.97

For the same effect she'd have needed five of the MrCrimbo ready-made garlands, which would have cost her £150.

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  • nannygladys
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    I will be follow it for ideas, i'll not brilliant at crafting though!
    Nannyg
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind - bathroom, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - raised bed for garden, bathroom cabinet, roller blind - kitchen
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  • Coffeekup
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    I will be follow it for ideas, i'll not brilliant at crafting though!
    Nannyg
    Same... Except I fall into the terrible at crafting.
  • nannygladys
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    Coffeekup - I love the idea of making loads but what I end up with is usually nothing like it should be :) I keep trying though!
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind - bathroom, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - raised bed for garden, bathroom cabinet, roller blind - kitchen
    April - nothing
    May - nothing as yet 
  • nannygladys
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    I like the 'kissing balls', and there's a holly bush near where I live, and the idea of having them either side the front door really appeals! 
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind - bathroom, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - raised bed for garden, bathroom cabinet, roller blind - kitchen
    April - nothing
    May - nothing as yet 
  • nannygladys
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    That looks lovely, wish I was clever enough to create something so nice.
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind - bathroom, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - raised bed for garden, bathroom cabinet, roller blind - kitchen
    April - nothing
    May - nothing as yet 
  • MSE_Laura_F
    MSE_Laura_F Posts: 1,572 MSE Staff
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    MSE Clare's friends and family's homemade items



    MSE Clare knows a lot of crafty people. Some of the Christmassy things they've made include:

    • A Christmas wreath 
    • Painted tin cans (for planting Christmas poinsettia, or other pretty plants)
    • Kids' hand and footprint cards
    • Personalised wooden bauble
    • Large wooden Christmas tree
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