This post is part of my 10 Week Christmas Planning Series. Click here to read more posts – Christmas Planning 2013.
I am feeling very festive this Christmas season. We put our Christmas tree up last weekend and this week the kids and I spent time together creating some simple Christmas decorations to add some festiveness to our home.
None of our ideas are fancy, but we think they look pretty good and the best part was we could do them all together. Everyone could participate and it wasn’t too hard for them so as to take the fun out of it.
Christmas ribbons for the trees
Last year a number of houses in our street placed lovely red bows around trees in their front gardens. The kids and I admired them and said we would join in this year.
This week we headed off to Spotlight and bought three metres of red organza. We then cut the fabric into even widths – well as even as my unsteady hand could cut!
Making paper chains was our 9 year old daughter’s idea. We had made them before and I think I was excited as our daughter to make them as I do love making paper chains. They remind me of my Christmases as a child. We always made them in the last week of school to take home for the tree.
When at IKEA recently I picked up a roll of red and white striped paper (which suited my theme colours for this year) and it was perfect for making paper chains.
Hedge Christmas decorating idea
Now this is not our hedge – we don’t have a hedge, but we walk past this hedge everyday on the way to school. The kids love how the family have decorated it and they said I should share it on the blog, so if anyone has a hedge they could try it too!
What have you been decorating for Christmas this year?