Simple guide to creating a festive door hanger

Today I’ve enlisted the help of  Tracy Rowbottom, a top designer at Country Baskets, to share a fabulous festive DIY article on making a door hanger. Not just a wreath, this door hanging is a great way to decorate your entrance for Christmas and it’s a really thrifty option! You can use decorations and candle rings […]

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DIY festive fairies in snow-covered Kilner jars

The thing that I love most about Christmas is the lights. The twinkling fairy lights on the tree, homes lit up with sparkly displays and town centres adorned with colourful Christmas lights. It makes the whole festive season feel all the more magical to me and I especially love going Christmas shopping at dusk just […]

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Brown-paper packages tied up with string… DIY festive wrapping ideas

Okay, I admit it. I’ve already started wrapping my Christmas presents. If you follow me on instagram you’ll have seen my piles of presents, neatly wrapped and ready to go. I’ve been in a wrapping frenzy this week but it’s not because I’m super-organised, it’s simply down to the fact that I am seeing my […]

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DIY Glitter pumpkins for Halloween

Yes, I grew these pumpkins in my garden. Can you believe it? I’m still surprised myself! I want to use them to decorate my home for Halloween but I’m really rather poor at pumpkin carving so I thought about other ways that I could inject a little ‘Halloweeniness’ and I came up with this glitter pumpkin […]

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Xmas Evolution: The making of the modern Xmas tree

I’m sure that many of us around the UK will be putting up our Christmas decorations this weekend and it got me thinking about the history of our festive traditions. The modern Christmas tree, and the way we decorate it, is the result of over 500 years of evolution. Check-out the timeline below to find […]

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DIY Framed christmas decorations

You may remember that I previously discussed the new trend for framed Christmas messages as part of festive decorations and I have finally given in and recreated this look for myself in my home. There are loads of printable artworks available via Etsy or even given away for free on blogs – just take a quick […]

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My vintage caravan ~ DIY pom-pom decorations

I’m planning a red and pink theme for my birthday celebration and have shared my ideas on the blog via this moodboard. One of the decoration idea that I was keen to replicate was hanging pom-poms, but I wanted something more permanent than tissue paper, so I decided to use tulle to create fluffy pom-poms that […]

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Show your festive flair – tips for creating the perfect Christmas tree

Christmas is a time of wonderful light displays: outdoor Xmas decorations adorn public spaces, and beautiful sprays of Christmas tree lights glow softly through netted curtains in residential streets. For some of us decorating the Christmas tree is an agonising experience; endless tangles of Christmas lights from years past, broken shards of Christmas decorations lurking in […]

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New interiors trend ~ Decorating your home for Autumn

When the leaves begin changing and the pumpkins start arriving in the stores it can only mean one thing: it’s time to start decorating your home for Autumn – or at least that’s the case according to Pinterest ha! It’s certainly a new trend here in the UK to start decorating your home for Autumn […]

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Ideas for home-made party decorations

With our anniversary party taking place this weekend, I wanted to make some personal touches to the decorations. It’s easy to find lots of tutorials for creating your own DIY decorations at home, from funky fans to traditional paper-chains, but I seeing as I didn’t have much spare time before the party, I wanted to make […]

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Hen party series ~ Crafty fun – making decorations for the hen do!

In this hen party series, we have been spoiled-rotten with lots of lovely articles sharing ideas for party themes (check out the links below!) and how to plan the perfect hen do. In her article last week, Claire from Lacey in Places  shared her top tips for planning a hen party (read the article here) […]

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The Twelfth Night – and everything is packed away

Traditionally, festive decorations should be taken down by the twelfth night as Christmas comes to a close. There is a little confusion about precisely when the twelfth night is but according to the Oxford English Dictionary it is “the evening of the 5th of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany” so I’m going with that […]

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DIY project – Make a rustic basket decoration for Christmas

Here’s a super-easy, super-quick idea for making a Christmas basket decoration with pretty sparkling fairy lights. This would be perfect if you had an unused fireplace space in your living room to give a festive focal point to the space – or use outdoor fairy lights and sit it outside your front door or in […]

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Interior Design Inspirations for my retro living room – Christmas touches

I’ve chosen a fairly garish 60s & 70s retro theme in orange for my living room and, after 6 months of rummaging through car-boot sales, second-hand shops and auctions, it’s finally complete. I’ve buffed up a few pieces of furniture and given a new lease of life to items that would have previously been overlooked, […]

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My local Christmas lights switch-on

This weekend I went to the Christmas Lights switch on event in our nearby town and this had become a bit of a festive tradition for our family in recent years. I happened to be shopping in the town when they were installing their Christmas lights this year so I got a sneaky peek at the decorations and even saw their […]

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One month til Christmas – Christmas markets & cushions!

Hurrah! It’s the 25th November and only one month til Christmas! So I’m celebrating with a trip to the famous Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market this weekend and here’s what I’m expecting to see this year: Plus, I’ve gone all festive whilst wearing my over-the-top fairy lights jumper and have got myself this amazing gingerbread cushion from Dunelm […]

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Get into the festive spirit – Visit a Christmas barn

Now that bonfire night is over, I think I am completely justified in getting far-too-excited about the fact that Christmas is coming! This year I’ve been pretty calm so far, but I recently allowed myself to visit a nearby Christmas barn in order to get myself into the full swing of the festive season. I […]

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Getting Crafty for Christmas

This week I treated myself to a book that I’ve had my eye on for a while called Crafting Christmas Gifts. I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, and usually I wait until after bonfire night before starting to get excited about the big day, but this year I’m going to […]

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Rocking around the Christmas tree…

I wanted to share with you my lovely little Christmas Tree. This is the first year I’ve ever had a ‘theme’ for my Christmas decorations – usually it’s dripping with baubles and tinsel of all colours – but this year, due to the need for a smaller tree in my little flat and therefore not […]

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My 2010 Christmas Tree

I don’t think I can beat last year’s Christmas tree decorations but I wanted to share this photo of my tree with you to show off just how pretty it was with a rainbow spiral of baubles & garlands!   

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