Oh boy, here we go, full speed ahead on the christmas countdown.

It’s still not decided if I’m having the family over Christmas day yet, mainly because I’m a terrible cook. But I’ve definitely been enjoying all the festive pins to make home feel just a little more magical but with my latest trip to Australia to see my sister the purse stings are a little stretched for anything other than ‘christmas essentials’ (if that’s such a thing?!)

I always love dressing the house at Christmas, the hubby loves doing the tree while I love hanging lights and decorations or filling shelves with little crimbo ornaments that have been packed away all year. It’s fair to say some of the LL range is brought in from outside too. I mean can you ever have too many deer skulls and antlers?

I’ve pulled together a top 10 thrifty xmas decorative ideas. All you really need is to just keep things uber simple and rustic to make things go a little further.

1. Use conifer and ever-green plants from the garden to create foliage hangs.
2. Simple DIY tree cones from card, so cool in mixed heights for side boards or make lots for a festive centre piece.

3.Keep under the tree chic – Dress up brown paper wrap with personal photos or coloured wash tapes.


4. Who says you need a full on wreath? Tape arround springs to create the illusion.

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5. Get creative with winter objects at home, add a few fresh sprigs, some Eucalyptus or Mistletoe would be the sweetest.
6. Make the welcome a lasting one. This wire message is just perfection.

7. Make paper bunting from craft and left over wrapping paper. (Image at start of the post.)

8. Pick up those pinecones. Bring the outside in, fill bowls with scents of christmas.
9. Try making scandinavian paper stars. Fab for windows or the tree.

10. Get creative with household glass bottles to up-cycle into candle holders.


*Bonus Tip* Collect twigs and use neutral wool to create gorgeous boho stars for your home. A mobile would be gorgeous from a wire coat hanger!

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Enjoy this fabulous festive build-up. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! More Christmas pins over on our Pinterest.
The Little Lending Co. X

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