16 Dec

Have a creative Christmas

Image: Country Living.com

If you love your home, you’ll likely love adding hand-crafted, personal touches for Christmas. Creative, personal additions can be inexpensive but still look chic in the home, whether it’s a craft project or simply bringing Christmas-theming in through your homewares.

Here are some innovative ideas we’ve found to inspire you.

Photo transfer Christmas ornaments 

Project instructions: http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1070/easy-to-make-christmas-ornament-crafts/?slide=5

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Transfer your favourite family photos on to wooden shapes to create Christmas tree ornaments. Follow the instructions in the link above. The key ingredient for the project is matte gel medium, which is available at OfficeWorks or Eckersley’s art supply store (also available for online order).

Ceiling medallion wreath

Simple but so effective, simply paint a plaster ceiling medallion in high-gloss green spray paint, let it dry and loop some red and white or Christmas-themed ribbon through to create a colourful feature for your front door. This project is via hgtv.com.

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Christmas-themed cushions

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Possibly the easiest project you’ll ever undertake, tie a white ribbon around a red cushion cover, or add a Christmas-themed ribbon to your existing cushion covers, and add a trim of evergreen, a candy cane or Christmas ornament to add a festive touch. A quick and easy Christmas update.