Have Yourself A Glitzy Handmade Christmas!

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Create your very own glitzy Christmas this year
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Popping to the shops to pick up new festive decorations might seem like an easy option, but nothing beats making your own Christmas decorations. So what can you create this year, to achieve a glitzy, glamorous Christmas day that all the family can enjoy? 
Baubles can create the perfect festive wreath
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Outdo your neighbours

A classic Christmas decoration to hang on your front door, wreaths are also simple to make and allow you to get creative with designs and style. Try making up a colourful design with vintage, charity shop or car boot finds or packs of baubles from the supermarket. Use a hot glue gun to attach them to a wreath ring, which can be purchased online or from craft stores. Don't use glass baubles and hot glue though, not a good combination! 

It's a good idea to choose baubles with extra glitter and sparkle, to ensure your front door is the glitziest on the street. Keep the vacuum cleaner close because all that glitter will get absolutely everywhere while putting your wreath together! 
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A world behind glass

Glass baubles offer a world of opportunity when it comes to creating handmade decorations for the holly jolly season. Once you've removed the tops you can fill them with all sorts of festive treats, from sparkling buttons to fake snow and miniature dolls house Christmas trees. You could even get creative and use them as terrariums for air plants, featuring added glitter. Your tree will have never looked so fashionable! 
Pom poms will create a striking festive effect
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Jazz It Up With Pom Poms

A more unusual but effective looking Christmas decoration is to create paper pom poms, using tissue or crepe paper in festive colours.

These can then be hung from ceilings, door frames, banisters and small ones can dangle from the branches of the Christmas tree. Patterned paper works great too and all that they require are paper, scissors, wire and string. Check out the video below with instructions how to make your very own tissue pom pom. 
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Snuggle up with a polar bear this Christmas
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Cuddle Up

If you're good with a sewing machine then treat your home to something warm and snuggly for the Christmas period, with a handcrafted faux fur cushion cover or throw.

Choose a soft white fur material to use, giving a nod to polar bears and the crisp white landscape of the Arctic or opt for a warm brown tone reminiscent of Santa's reindeers. Decorate with diamante crystals and snowflake embellishments or even bells, for that lovely jingle sound when you sit down on the sofa on those dark evenings. 
Bunting isn't just for village fetes
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Deck the Halls

Don't believe that fabric bunting needs to be reserved for village fetes. It works perfectly in a festive setting as well hung across the mantlepiece or wrapped around the stair bannister. Use fat quarters in a festive print and neatly sew into triangle shapes. Get even more creative and spell out messages such as 'Merry Christmas' or 'Jingle all the way', all depending on how much fabric and time you have. 
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Christmas centrepiece

An easy centrepiece for the Christmas dinner table simply involves an ornate cake stand, fresh fir branches and a selection of glittering, glitzy baubles in a colour of your choice.

A three-tiered stand works best for this decoration idea and once everything has been piled into the tiers you'll notice that it looks just like a miniature Christmas tree and with the fresh fir branches it will make the room smell great too! No glueing, no sewing, just a wonderful coming together of lots of glitz and glamour to make your dining table look great.  You can even add some fairy lights to make it extra Christmassy!
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Building block nativity

Relive your lost youth and create your very own nativity scene using LEGO. Go wild with crazy colours, Batman and Robin as wise men and a tiny block as the baby. However, if you want to keep things traditional then you can buy kits featuring everything you need to create your very own scene, complete with angel and manger.
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