How To: Homemade Christmas Decorations

For many of us, homemade Christmas decorations have been a seasonal staple since we were little. No Christmas was complete without spending an afternoon at school making angels and paper chains that your mum would proudly display on the mantelpiece. But while these merry mementos hold great sentimental value, it’s fair to say your skills have probably moved on a bit since then.

To inspire you to flex those festive fingers again (and give the family decor a welcome update), we’ve put together a guide to making a selection of simple-yet-stunning homemade Christmas decorations.

How To Make Paper Snowflakes

To ease you back in to the art of homemade Christmas decorations, we asked clever crafter Emily Dawe to show us how to make a Christmas classic: the paper snowflake. Start by practising with the traditional shape, then get creative with other designs and make a whole flurry of special snowflakes.

As well as being used to deck the halls, they look lovely as table decorations, festive doilies and gift bag filler. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

What you’ll need:

  • Paper in a colour or pattern of your choice
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors

We love seeing your crafty creations – share them with us on Instagram @frompaperchase

On a roll? Why not decorate your whole house with homemade Christmas decorations!

How To Make Origami Christmas Baubles

These magnificent origami baubles are so pretty and so versatile. You can make them as Christmassy and colourful as you like, and once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be ready to make your own exclusive collection of Christmas decorations.

Homemade Christmas Decorations - Origami Baubles
Homemade Christmas Decorations – Origami Baubles

How To Make Your Own Christmas Baubles

We’re bringing paper mache back…but in a slightly more sophisticated way than when you were a kid! These beautiful baubles look good enough to buy but are surprisingly simple to make. A wonderful addition to your tree that you won’t see anywhere else, they also make a really special, personal gift.

Homemade Christmas Decorations - Baubles
Homemade Christmas Decorations – Baubles

How To Make a Poinsettia Paper Wreath

Hang this in your porch and you’re sure to stop every visitor in their tracks. At the very least, it will give the postman something nice to look at while he waits for you to open the door…

Homemade Christmas Decorations - Poinsettia Paper Wreath
Homemade Christmas Decorations – Poinsettia Paper Wreath

If you still need a special something to perfect your home this Christmas then look no further than our collection of Christmas decorations.

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