7 Ways to DIY Your Christmas: Trees, Stockings, Wreaths, Baubles, Tablecloths & more
Add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations with a little DIY….
Get creative this Christmas and create your own wrapping paper, tree, wreath, decorations, table settings and more with these jolly festive ideas and your family and friends will have a very merry Chrissy indeed.
1. HANG YOUR TREE!
No space for a bulky tree? Cheat and buy the No Chintz Christmas Tree wall panel, then get creative by sewing or adhering Christmas rings, tassels, and other hand-made decorations.” Tassels, from $4.50 and Christmas Tree wall panel, a digitally printed Christmas tree on a cotton canvas base cloth, $550, available from No Chintz.
2. WRAP YOUR PRESENTS WITH LOVE
Tired of throwing out bags of Christmas paper to landfill? “Make your own reusable Christmas wrapping fabric, ribbons and trims,” suggests Lisa. “We used a range No Chintz fabrics to wrap these inviting gifts using various No Chintz fabrics and trims. You can either re-use the fabrics next year, or create amazing quilts with the fabric pieces post-Christmas rush.”
Shop the Look! Wrap your presents in fabric and recycle for next year’s Santa Sack, or re-use for striking quilts and more crafty ideas. Fabric stack, from $25. Cut Fringe in Red/Taupe, $15/metre. A selection of No Chintz trims.
3. MAKE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING
Put your sewing skills to good use and weave some magic into your Christmas stocking. Use applique, pom poms, braids and felt to add some Ho Ho Ho for festive fun.
4. JAZZ UP YOUR CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
“Don’t limit your Christmas palette to reds and greens,” suggests Lisa Llavero, No Chintz’s Visual Merchandiser. “Use natural linen tablecloths with ruffled fringes in a mix of shades to the hem at to dress up your Christmas table. Hanky linen hangs beautifully, washes well and feels luxe.” Hanky linen table cloth with three tier long cut fringe hem made-to-order using: Hanky linen, No Chintz, $36/m. Long Cut Fringes in white, yellow and natural, available from a range at No Chintz, from $25/m.
Cheat tip: No Chintz Christmas Tablecloth Offer allows people to choose from over 130 Fabrics ‘off the roll’ to dress their Christmas table, then No Chintz will hem it for free. Fringing, tiers and detailing are additional costs. Offer Available from September 1 to December 7, 2014. Visit here for details.
Shop the Look! Now these are fringe benefits! Brush Fringe in Yellow, $12.50/m, Box Fringe in Cream, $25/m, and Box Fringe in Linen, $25/m, available from a range in-store and online at No Chintz.
5. CREATE A DECORATIVE TREE DISPLAY
“We made this tree display using an old branch and painted it gold with spray paint, then hung tassels on it,” explains Lisa. “It’s simple, cost effective and makes a wow statement festive piece.” Tassels, from $4.50, No Chintz.
6. CUSTOMISE YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATH
Get creative with the kids and customise your wreath. “The new No Chintz Christmas Wreath Kit is a simple way to add a festive touch to your walls,” explains Lisa. “It can be used for to hang on walls or doors and includes the digitally printed Christmas Wreath on a hemp base cloth, pom poms, felt circles, felt balls, felt string and tassels.” (Dowel not included). Or, make your own decorations!
Christmas Wreath Kit, $90, and presents wrapped in linen fabrics, all available from the No Chintz range.
Shop the Look! It just felt right…. No Chintz Felt balls from $0.40, Felt Flowers from $0.35 each, Felt Hearts $0.95 each and Felt Circles, from $0.40 each. .A selection of No Chintz tassels, from $4.50. Available in-store at No Chintz and online.
Make a wreath wrapped in L.O.V.E with our DIY Christmas Ribbon Wreath Kit, $110. The kit includes one styrofoam wreath, instructions plus approximately 50 metres of ribbon! Get the kids to help with this great craft project to tie them up for while!
7. CREATE YOUR OWN BAUBLES
Start a family tradition and create your own fancy baubles. The No Chintz DIY Bauble Instructions, $15, are available in-store, and are a fun craft project to do with the kids. Let them choose the fabrics and ribbons to show off their creativity. The prints they choose tell a lot about their personality!
Hubba Bubba Christmas Baubles! DIY Bauble Instructions, $15, are available to make these decorative pieces in-store.
x Miss Stitched