Christmas decor…

I am way too excited for Christmas, Amber understands this year and it’s already so much fun! So naturally I’ve gone a little bonkers on the decor… 

Our downstairs tree appeared over night one night from, ahem, Father Christmas. I’m not going to lie I didn’t think I could cope with too much ‘help’. Amber thought it had been left for her as she’d been a good girl and stayed in her bed (a constant headache) so her reaction was super sweet and I didn’t feel so bad doing it myself. 

I’m particularly proud of my garland, I gathered random left over decorations, fake flowers, a few bits I picked up from Wilkos as well as some cute fairy lights from pound land (!) and the outcome is so pretty! 

The only room I went for a splash of colour in was the kitchen, I already have accents of red everywhere and found some gorgeous tartan napkins, it’s normal to decorate a room around that right? 

Absolutely love my wreath too… 

Amber has a miniature tree in her room which she has entirely decorated herself. the angel was a present from a friend which she cuddled all the way home! she’s gone for a very neutral theme too (all shopped for before she knew what the big tree looked like) she fell in love with the ballerina and chose decorations that were ‘friends’ as she put it. The tree is fairly symmetrical at the moment, maybe she’s just as anal as mummy! 

All this and it’s not even December yet…

Christmas WreathsΒ 

In the lead up to Christmas and given that a lot of people have started decorating their houses already I thought it would be nice to make Christmas Wreaths. I simply cut the middles out of paper plates, handed the children PVA glue along with glitter, feathers, tissue paper and sequins… there was a slight glitter explosion but they had fun! 

Dream catchers…Β 

I love the story behind dream catchers, the Web of life, the feathers and treasures as offerings for spirits and the fact that they are meant to rid you of bad dreams. 

This was my example for the playgroup, I didn’t have any wool or string so used lace and love the effect it’s given! 

The children loved playing with the beads and feathers, Amber loved to thread the beads onto the wool, but I have to admit this might be a craft more suited to slightly older children, mums and dads finished off most of these!