Tips For Making Your Own Christmas Decorations

The Christmas tree is the centrepiece of every home at Christmas, but sometimes the same old decorations just don’t light up the room like they used to. So, instead of splashing out on new ornaments, why not rustle up your DIY skills, grab your crafting supplies, and be amazed at what you can make!

Whether you’re looking for a boredom busting crafting activity for the kids, or want to make something totally unique for your special family tree, homemade Christmas decorations can bring tons of jolly character to your home this festive season. 

With the countdown on to the big day already, gather your family and get your creativity hats on – it’s time to get crafting! 

Top Tips For Making Your Own Christmas Decorations


Sleigh em”bell”ishments 

Embellishments such as ribbons, bows, and bells can make all the difference when it comes to transforming a dull decoration! The Works has a range of fabulously festive extras and add-ons that can spruce up your Christmas tree. Add a chirpy chime with Coloured Jingle Bells, get all wrapped up with Red Ribbon Bows or give your tree a touch of Lapland magic with Wooden Snowflake Decorations


Walkin’ in a paper wonderland… 

Paper is quite literally a blank canvas for your imagination, so it’s a great place to start with your DIY decorations. Grab your glue sticks and scissors to create a one-of-a-kind decoration using the decoupage technique, with the Decopatch Pocket Papers. Or experiment with pleasing paper kits like the Classic Christmas Party Design Pad to create Nativity style characters, baubles, or even tree-topping stars!


Colour, Actually

Christmas is no time to be shy, so take this time to be merry and bright with your decorations. Whether you want to stick with traditional shades of red, green, gold and silver, or venture out into unconventional hot pink, turquoise, and violet - you can mix and match your colours to create eye-catching tree decorations that no other home will have!  Get your hands on the Metallic Poster Paint Sticks or a  Glitter Confetti Shaker to make a start on your cheerfully colourful Christmas. 


Knit yourself a merry little Christmas 

Baby it’s cold outside…so why not stay in and knit or stitch some DIY decorations? Whether you decide that this is the year you conquer crochet (try this Festive Gonk Crochet Creative Craft Kit), or you want to make a start with a Christmas cross stitch kit: Brussel Sprout  – why not knit cute crafts by hand and hang them on your tree, frame on your mantelpiece, or even use as gift wrapping accessories! 


It’s beginning to look a lot like…upcycling

There’s no need to splash out on new decorations for the tree every year. If you love to change up your tree theme, upcycling your existing decorations with new colours and embellishments is the perfect way to get a fresh festive look. 
A new coat of paint and some glitter can brighten up baubles, or why not try adding some Red Christmas Foliage to a character scene for a new look? Liven up tinsel by weaving in mini additions like these Felt Holly Leaves and 150 Festive Pom Poms, or even add a length of Gold Satin Ribbon – it’s the little touches that make all the difference!



So, are you feeling inspired? Make this Christmas your ultimate DIY dream and be sure to head down to The Works to load up your crafting arsenal. From crafting supplies to festive decorations, The Works has everything you will need to make your tree unique and fabulously festive! All that’s left is to set down some old newspaper and get creative!



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