Easy DIY Christmas decorations

Handmande Christmas decorations on a mantlepiece | DIY Christmas decorations | Tesco Living

Save cash with these festive homemade decorations that are quick and easy to make.

Gingerbread garland

Create a Christmas garland that looks good enough to eat.

Just download the template and follow the instructions, then hang it up in pride of place on the mantelpiece or a shelf.

Gingerbread man shaped garland on mantlepiece | DIY Christmas decorations | Tesco Living

Star of wonder

Make these beautiful hanging star decorations with just a few craft supplies and some wooden pegs.

  • For each star, you’ll need 8 pegs. Take apart the pegs and use wood glue to stick the pieces of each peg back-to-back and leave to dry.
  • Stick together 4 pairs at the rounded end to make a cross, then stick the last four pairs in the gaps to make a star shape.
  • Give the star a coat of wood varnish, then tie a ribbon around one of the star’s points to hang.

Tip: Wrap a heavy hardback book in paper and lay it on the star to keep it in place while the glue dries. Make sure to wipe off the excess glue first.

Stars made of wooden pegs | DIY Christmas decorations | Tesco Living

Christmas forest

Transform leftover wrapping paper into a festive forest to decorate your home. Download the template and see how to make them.

Paper trees on a mantlepiece | DIY Christmas decorations | Tesco Living

Shooting stars

Spend an afternoon crafting these gorgeous clay decorations. They make a great personalised keepsake gift for friends and family, or can be turned into a gift tag.

Download the template and find out how to make them, or try making your own unique templates.

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Snow glows

Battery-operated tea lights are easily transformed into glowing tree decorations. Dress them up as snowmen, or try making Rudolph versions, with card and pipe cleaners.

Electric candles dressed as snowmen | DIY Christmas decorations | Tesco Living

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