12 easy handmade Christmas decoration ideas

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Take the stress out of Christmas and wow your guests with our fun, festive homemade decoration ideas.

Origami star

Become an origami master and put your leftover festive wrapping paper to good use with these hanging star decorations. The perfect mess-free craft to enjoy in front of some cheesy Christmas telly, they look lovely strung up over the windows.

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Pine cone elves

Little ones will love getting involved in making these adorable pine cone elves, complete with felt scarves and bendy pipe cleaner legs. Hang them on your Christmas tree so that they can guard all of your prezzies!

Find out how to make pine cone elves

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Photo table runner

If a picture speaks a thousand words, this creative table runner is sure to get people talking!

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Hula hoop chandelier light display

You might not be very skilled at using a hula hoop, but don't pass it on to your neighbour just yet. Why not twist some fairy lights round it to make a stunning light display that will wow your guests this Christmas?

Find out how to make a hula hoop chandelier light display

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Beaded baubles

Give your Christmas tree a wonderful wintery feel with these frost-effect baubles. So easy to make, all you need are some balloons, PVA glue, string, beads and glitter.

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Cranberry centrepiece

Have yourself a very berry Christmas with these festive centrepieces. Arranged simply by layering salt, cranberries and seasonal leaves, you can spruce up your Christmas table in a matter of minutes.

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Christmas card holder

Got so many Christmas cards that you don't know what to do with them? Pick your favourites and transform a wire clothes hanger into a wonderful mobile display, complete with baubles and decorations.

Find out how to make a clothes hanger card holder

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Ribbon tree decorations

Tree decorations don't get much more thrifty than this. Simply thread beads and leftover ribbon to resemble little arty Christmas trees.

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Pom pom Christmas wreath

Welcome Christmas into your home with this pretty pom pom wreath, which uses just a wire clothes hanger, ribbon and some leftover yarn. Guests will love this stylish, fun take on a classic festive tradition.

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Clay lanterns

These glittery clay lanterns, using battery-operated tea lights, are a gorgeous lighting feature to wow your guests with on Christmas day. Why not light them the night before Christmas, to help Santa find his way?

Find out how to make tea light holders out of clay

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Rosemary wreath place cards

Christmas dinner would not be the same without the essential festive herbs. Try something different with your place cards this winter and impress your guests with these rustic mini-wreaths, made from fragrant rosemary, sage or fern.

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Wine glass centrepieces

Create a stunning, last-minute and low-cost Christmas centrepiece with this clever hack.

Find out how to make wine glass centrepieces

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