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Trick to Try: DIY Christmas Decorations

Make your own decorations this year and have yourself a merry and crafty Christmas.

A DIY Christmas decoration makes for a personal and lovingly made addition to your home. We've rounded up the best Yuletide projects from our favourite DIYers and bloggers to help make your decor this year your own.

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1. BYO Baubles

Make your own botanical baubles. Start with the clear glass baubles and do as The Crafted Life does, adding in small natural objects such as feathers, sprigs of holly and anything else that takes your fancy.

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2. Snow Shaker

This one is worth its salt. Turn your cheap and cheerful salt shakers into a mini winter wonderlands by adding toy model evergreens and deers inside like this one from Country Living. If you'd prefer a larger Christmas snowscape, use a jam jar instead.

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3. Midas Touch

Pine cones are everywhere come Christmas time (just check out Pinterest if you don't believe us). One of our favourites comes from Squirrely Minds whose gilded pine cone place name holder will add a touch of gold to your table. Dip your cones in leftover paint to get this effect – you can use any shade you like to match your table scheme.

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4. Ping Pong Pizzazz

Add a twist to your multicoloured LED fairy lights this year, by placing them in ping pong balls! Say Yes shows you how to make these ingenious lights with a step-by-step guide.

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5. Starry Nights

Like jewellery for your tree, these wire stars are the glam way to do DIY decorations. Alyss and Carla take you through each step to create the template for the star-wire ornaments – your Christmas tree will look all the more dashing for these celestial additions, plus they'll last year after year.

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6. Tassle Time

For all the minimalist lovers out there, these DIY wooden tassel baubles from Caitlyn and Miranda from The Merry Thought are so simple to make. Use bright whites to paint your patterns to keep the wooden baubles feeling natural, or if you want to add pops of colour, try mint greens, pinks or golds.

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7. Winter Woodland

Mini pom poms, gold pipe cleaners, marker pens, oh my! These beauties give you all the excuses you need to raid your local art supply store. Super simple to make, these paper Christmas cone decorations from the Land of Nod allows you to get as creative as you (and your kids) like. Make a whole mini forest for the table, or line up your trees along the mantel piece.

Check out our range of Made by Me colours (including metallic and glitter shades) for your Christmas decorating DIY projects – let the creativity commence! Looking for more DIY pieces to bring your home that personal touch? Have a look at 6 of the Best Ikea Pieces to Hack.

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