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Quick & Easy Homemade Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas Decorations don’t have to be expensive. Let your creative side flow by following our homemade Christmas Decoration Ideas…

Take advantage of our handy tips to create your own unique Christmas Decorations to wow your friends and family this festive season

It’s really easy to lose hours of our lives looking at ideas on Pinterest. Most of us look at these glorious images of whimsical Christmas Decorations and come away with the best of intentions to create our own. However, life never quite seems to cut us a break and allow us the time to get creative and produce something similar. How many of us have attempted to make our own decorations, but ultimately suffered a Pinterest fail?

This post has three super quick and easy homemade Christmas decorations that anybody can master to avoid suffering a Pinterest Fail of your own.

Paper Flower Pom Poms

Paper Flower Pom Poms are a classic decoration. Whether you make little ones as Christmas tree decorations or group huge ones together from light shades, either way paper pom poms can create a massive impact for very little time and effort.
Tip: Saving the tissue paper from gifts you receive means you can make your own Pom Poms at no cost.

Step One – Cut your tissue papers in to lots of squares and put them in a neat pile.

Step Two – Fold about 1 – 1½ CM or paper over, turn the whole pile over and repeat until the whole thing is concertina.


Step Three – Tie some twine around the center. Remember to keep it nice and long so you can tie your flower up. Take a paid or scissors and round the edges.


Step Four – Carefully separate all the individual pieces of paper and fluff them out to create your flower.

This flower took about five minutes so imagine how beautiful it could be with more layers and lots of lovely metallic tissue paper!

Paper Snowflakes

There are many versions of paper snowflakes but this has to be my favorite.
Tip: Make sure your paper is double sided.

Step One – Cut up some wrapping paper into little squares then fold corner to corner to make a triangle.


Step Two – Cut three lines from the long edge and repeat on both sides. Make sure your cut lines don’t meet in the middle.


Step Three – Open the square out and turn it over. Using double-sided tape or a stapler join together the corners of the smallest square.


Step Four – Repeat this with the second from smallest square but this time fold it the opposite way to the little one. Repeat this with all the other squares. At this point they can look like an icicle and can be strung up just as they are. If you want a full snowflake follow step five below.


Step Five – Make five more icicles in exactly the same way then join them together at the top and middle, again with double-sided tape or a stapler. Poke a little hole in the top, thread in some twine and it’s ready to hang.


Paper Chains

There are no Christmas decorations easier to make then good old fashioned paper chains.

Step One – Cut up some strips of paper, we’ve used an old book but you can even make these from old magazines or wrapping paper.


Step Two – Join the two shortest edges together to make a loop, I used double-sided tape but again you can use a stapler. Feed through the next strip to make a chain, again join the two short edges together and repeat until you have the length you require.


So there you have it. Three quick and easy effective homemade Christmas decorations that don’t cost the earth.
Now, go be creative and enjoy …

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