Ok, it’s the 15th, we still have a few more days of work and then for some of us the whole family is descending next weekend. Let’s not panic! If you still haven’t quite got on top of the hosting game but want to add a few last minute handmade touches to your festive decor, wrapping or presents then I have found a few great ideas that we can all steal and anyone can make these happen with very few resources or crafty skills.
Why not make a lovely little display with the stockings on a branch from the park with an odd sprig of Mistletoe or any foliage from the garden. Use command hooks to hang it on the wall or from the ceiling. Image via: The Merry Thought
Need a few festive touches for the table? Buy some Hyacinth bulbs from the supermarket (don’t tell me you won’t be going there this week!) or your local florist or greengrocer and pot them up in sweet jars. Alternatively, wrap potted plants or herbs in white tissue paper with string. Done. Images via: Annixen / The Waves We Make
A lovely last minute gift idea for anyone that deserves the special handmade touch. Details over at Style Me Pretty.
I bet we’ve all got a drawer full of dinner candles (I’ve got a box of them from Ikea that I’ve had for years!). Stick them in glass bottles and place around the dining room to make it feel magically festive. Alternatively, find some bendy twigs to make into a heart shape or brittle twigs to make in to a star shape, add some lights and you have an instant wall decoration. Images via Decor Dots / Peek and Pack
Chuck a few apples, oranges and spices into a pan to make you home smell amazingly welcome and Christmassy before your guests arrive. Details over at How Sweet It Is
A couple of easy ways to make your wrapping extra special is by using potato printing or little brown bags with sprigs of Eucalyptus. The smallest token gift will seem so much more thoughtful wrapped in either of these ways. Images via Trendenser / The Beauty Dojo
I hope everyone can enjoy the last few days leading up to Christmas!