Well, with Christmas coming around, it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations and see which ones are salvageable and which really need to go.
Making home made Christmas decorations is great fun and you can have a great time with the kids decorating the house and making it cheerful.
1. Paper Chains
The most basic one to start with is paper chains. The kids love making these and you can make them as long or as short as you want and decorate the house.
I like to take coloured A4 paper and cut into strips about 1.5cm wide. Then we either alternate red and green for a Christmas theme or have multi coloured chains that the kids love. An even more frugal option is to use coloured newspaper – still very pretty and with an abundant supply you can really go nuts decorating the home!
2. Hand-Decorated Bauble
Depending on how crafty you are, there is the option of hand-decorating a bauble for a family member. All you need is a marker in silver or gold, or even a glitter glue pen. You can then simply write each member’s name on a bauble and hang on the tree. This will give everyone their own special decoration and you can even make them for friends and family as gifts.