home: made [ Christmas wreath making ]

home: made [ Christmas wreath making ]

If you fancy getting creative and want to design and make your own unique Christmas decor for your door, you don’t necessarily have to try and get to one of the many wreath making workshops.

Head to our favourite Hobbycraft and check out their extensive Christmas decoration and wreath department and pick out your own pieces to create your own beautiful masterpiece to hang on your door. It’s affordable and fun.

Plenty of trends and colour ways to choose from, and shapes and designs to use as a base.

home: made [ pumpkin carving ]

home: made [ pumpkin carving ]

If you haven’t yet got your carve-on for tonight’s Halloween festivities then we’ve found some great inspiration for you to get creatively inspired.

Even an idea of not having to even pick up a knife – use a sharpie to draw on, use cut out paper to decorate or other mediums like paint, beads or washi tape.

See below for a great way to cut shapes with a knife and to also allow you to have elaborate cut outs.

home: event [ wreath making ]

home: event [ wreath making ]

Be quick and you can still grab a place on these super sell-out Christmas wreath making classes.

Aimed at raising funds to be able to offer pensioners free wreath making classes, these classes from £46.95 are both rewarding and creative. A way to make your own wreath and contribute so you know others can too.

£46.95 including booking fee

They say;

Thanks to popular demand – we are back again and helping our community too! 

As our students know, every year we provide, totally free, Christmas Door Wreath making workshops for pensioners in Covent Garden. This year we are proud to host 2 classes at The Seven Dials Club. 

Part of your ticket price helps us achieve this, so thank you for choosing us. 

In this 2 hour floristry for beginners Christmas door wreath making workshop, we promise to relax your mind and bring out your creative side.

We will be based in the heart of Covent Garden, London, in the beautiful Neals Yard, just around the corner from Covent Garden tube. 

You will learn – how to make a fresh Christmas Wreath using floral foam and fragrant foliage such as eucalyptus, and nobilis pine and to give it that WOW factor, learn how to wire sweet smelling cinnamon sticks, pine cones and lotus seed pods into the wreath.

This wreath is totally high end, we use the best fragrant foliage and your door wreath will last well into the New Year (you have to spray it now and again of course) It is perfect to hang from your door at Christmas to welcome your family and guests.

The image shown is what you can achieve – its your wreath though and you can be as creative as you want to be. We provide the extras, you provide the talent ! The finished design will be between 14-18″ wide.

The design is one of the main floristry arrangements and it has multiple uses. You can turn this into a table arrangement with candles – the Tutor will show you everything you need to know about floristry wreaths and their uses.

If thats not enough – we issue our students with an invaluable step-by-step guide on how to make your own wreath. This class is suitable for Beginners.

These workshops sell out every year so be quick to book!

home: favourite thing [ candelabra ]

home: favourite thing [ candelabra ]

Thinking about the Christmas table decor already? We love this elegant Geo Candelabra from West Elm, with its linear geometric design and brushes nickel finish.

They say;

Airy and sculptural, our modern Geo Candelabra elevates the light with an open design that won’t block conversation. Simply add five taper candles and your centrepiece is complete.

£69

home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

Looking for another reason to get creative. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. Try creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your door for Easter. Use delicate spring colours, real or artificial flowers, add in eggs, ribbons or even miniature Spring animals.

Look to Pinterest for inspiration or head to Country Living for some great DIY ideas!

home: found this [ wooden trees ]

home: found this [ wooden trees ]

Beautiful, simple and minimal, these bare wood small trees from Cissywears make a lovely festive decoration but also would be lovely to paint and decorate with children, personalise and play with.

Just £1.50 per tree. Group, arrange, layout how you choose and begin making your house feel festive.

home: event [ Pompom wreath making ]

home: event [ pompom wreath making ]

Feeling festive ? And want to get creative for your Christmas decorations? Head to West Elm and book up for one of their Pompom wreath making classes and create something unique and personal to hang on your front door !

home: found this  [ Christmas decorations ]

home: found this [ Christmas decorations ]

If you are looking to take advantage of the Black Friday sales, and get ahead for the Christmas season then check out H&M. With a lovely selection of tree decorations in varying shapes and design you will sure to find something you love.

This weekend get 20% off everything as well as free delivery. Don’t hang about!

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home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

It’s almost just a month away and if you’re busy planning gifts and festive nights out, don’t forgot about the decorating and it can be simple and low cost to create effect displays, decorations and centre pieces with items sourced from around the home, foraged from your local park or handy bits picked up from a local craft store.

From around the home find old jam jars, cardboard, string, old baubles, even an old dried up sponge can be useful.

Foraging free bits from out and about is also great – local woodlands having an abundance of conifers, holly, pine cones, twigs, branches and more.

Then from local craft stores (or online) choose items including metallic spray, glitter, pva glue and soft wire.

With these items you can create unique decorations using imagery from Pinterest for inspiration.

Use PVA and glitter to create a Christmas feel to branches of conifer tree, by pasting on the glue and sprinkling over the glitter; and create a long garland for the mantle piece by tying the branches together with wire.

Spray jars with metallic spray and tie gold or silver round to make festive little vases for winter flora and twigs. Cluster various sizes together to make a centre piece for the table.

Cut and stick cardboard into cone shapes, coat in PVA glue and wind sparkly twine or string round, ensuring not to leave any gaps to produce modern, simple statement Christmas trees. Again these would look great in varied sizes and clustered together.

Using old baubles in shades of the same colour and modelling wire with an old sponge as an oasis, poke in each bauble on a wire stick to make a gorgeous dome of baubles – another great centre piece. Or go extravagant (slightly more complex) and create an entire sphere which could be hung from the ceiling!

Head to Pinterest and explore for an abundance of creative ideas!

Simple paper trees

Confetti for the table

Confetti for the table

home: nice price [ decorations ]

home: nice price [ decorations ]

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas day we all need to start thinking about our yearly decorations dilema. Do we re-use last years, treat ourselves to some new additions or perhaps a complete overhaul is needed.

Whatever the decision now is a great time to start buying, and a favourite shop of ours is Paperchase. With a huge variety of styles from colourful animals to traditional nativity scenes there is something for everyone, and currently there is a 3 for 2 offer on selected hanging decorations  [ from £3 each ]

paperchase.co.uk