Christmas isn’t really the same without all the decorations, the fairy lights, the festive food and gifts. With just a week left until Christmas Eve, it’s time we give our houses a little makeover. Our suggestion? Don’t go out and spend your savings on fancy ornaments. Salvage what you can from last year’s holidays or get your family and friends together and try making some of these DIY Christmas crafts and treats:
These jar snow globes make fabulous, inexpensive gifts. All you need is an empty jar, a figurine, some epoxy to glue the figurine to the lid of the jar, glitter, and distilled water with a dash of glycerine to stop the glitter from sinking too quickly.
If you don't have enough ornaments for your Christmas tree, how about making some snowmen out of peanuts? With just some paint, felt and a bag of unpeeled peanuts, you can easily create an entire army!
Why throw out broken light bulbs when you can turn them into festive table decorations?
These little guys are festive and (mostly) healthy - preparing them is just as much fun as eating them! All you need is a batch of strawberries, whipped cream and some sugar.
Christmas is as good of a time as any to put all that spare yarn to good use!
Festive Cork Figurines
Cork animals make excellent nativity set extras or place setting decorations. All you need is a little imagination.
Creative Place Settings
You can purchase baby sized stockings at just about any £1 store, but if you have time, why not knit your own?
Cork Christmas Trees
If you're all about recycling and cutting down trees is not really your thing, a cork Christmas tree might just do the trick.
Whoever thought that you could make such a fancy firefly lamp out of a tin can? And best of all, its fashionable all year round!
Candy Cane Candlestick
Candy canes may be for eating, but it turns out they also make great candlesticks!
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