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5 DIY Ideas to Make Christmas 2018 One to Remember

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been searching the internet for Christmas decorating inspiration for a couple of weeks now.

This holiday is one that’s centred around family, friends and food. So, no matter how big or small your celebrations, nothing screams “festive season” more than a well decorated Christmas table.

Not convinced you can achieve that Pinterest-perfect look? Not to worry, the next best thing is to get some DIY decorating into the mix.

Here are five great ideas that will really set your Christmas table apart from the host of Christmas past.

Make your own Christmas snow globe Image: Pinterest

This is a fun one and it’s a great way to bring a touch of that White Christmas feel to our warm Aussie summer.  

What you will need for this:

  • A glass jar or vase (you can pick these up cheap from your local $2 shop)
  • Your snow (we recommend you use table salt or shredded white paper)
  • A selection of ornaments

You can really make this your own so have some fun with it. It all starts with placing your “snow” in the bottom of the vase and then adding your ornaments. It will create the perfect centrepiece of your Christmas table.

Get creative with your candlesImage: Pinterest

Do you plan on setting the mood for your Christmas dinner with candle light? Don’t just settle for plain candles. There is something simple and easy you can do to set the tone for a relaxed and enjoyable Christmas dinner.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Candles (choose different shapes and sizes to suit your table!)
  • Cinnamon sticks (you can pick these up from your local grocery store)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine or ribbon for wrapping

It’s as simple as taking to your cinnamon sticks with your hot glue gun and attaching them to the outer edge of your candles. Then add the twine or ribbon as a final touch (and to help hold it all together)!

Don’t they look great!

Showcase your awesome (new) napkin folding skills

There really is no limit to your creativity, even when it comes to napkin folding. How you present your napkins can set the tone for your Christmas table setting. So if you’re willing to get a little adventurous, we’re sure you will find the perfect fold to “wrap up” your Christmas table look!

Personalise your Christmas CrackersImage: How to Make Your Own Gorgeous Christmas Crackers article

Christmas Crackers are always a crowd pleaser so imagine how impressed your family and friends would be if you made your own special crackers this year! We found this great step-by-step guide to making your own Christmas crackers online.

You can take your creativity further when it comes to the jokes and gifts you add to your cracker! Our fabulous Facebook community shared some of their favourite Christmas jokes last month so make sure you check them out for inspiration.

When you’re picking your little gift, think about what your guests will love most. Why not order your very own personalised key rings, playing cards, photo puzzle or fridge magnet for something different.

Make your own place cardsMaybe your Christmas dinner won’t be formal enough to have place cards. However, if you really want to go all out this holiday season why not find photos of your guests and create a photo place card…with a mug!

Nobody will ever forget that time they received a mug with their mug on it!

There is still time to take advantage of our great Christmas deal! You can pick up your mugs for $5.95 if you order before December 9.

Top all of your decorating off with some fabulously festive Christmas eats (check out our list of instagrammable Christmas desserts here) to tie your Christmas look together.

We can’t wait to see what you create! Share your finished set up using #snapfishAUNZ

 


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