Christmas

Sep 05
BY Julie Parker
Choosing Your Artificial Christmas Tree
A good quality, realistic artificial tree can really enhance Christmas We have a wide choice of Artificial Christmas Trees in a variety of sizes & price brackets to suit every pocket, but how do you choose your ideal tree? READ MORE
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Sep 05
BY Angela Slater
Christmas garland with cones, twigs and berries
Keep down the cost of Christmas and have fun with the children making decorations However hard you try to have an inexpensive Christmas the costs always seem to escalate, so anything we can do to save a few pounds is worth considering. Investing in a good quality tree and LED lights always pays off in the long term, but often leaves very little money to spend on decorations. The Christmas tree is... READ MORE
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Sep 05
BY Angela Slater
Christmas table arrangement with church candle, conifer, hydrangea, teasel, crab
Use your fruit bowl to make a stunning natural arrangement A stunning Christmas centrepiece can be quite easily and cheaply made using just household items, a church candle and fresh and dried vegetation from the garden or a walk in the countryside. The centrepiece in this video would go well down the middle of a table, in the window or on a sideboard and is really cheap and easy to make, the... READ MORE
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Sep 05
BY Angela Slater
Salt dough Christmas stars threaded on wire
Cheap and easy salt dough Christmas decorations are fun to make with kids Salt dough Christmas decorations are really easy and cheap to make and will keep the children occupied for ages. A personalised Christmas tree is so much more special then going into a store and just buying decorations. These home-made decorations also look great strung together and hung across a window or mantlepiece. They... READ MORE
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Dec 13
BY Angela Slater
Advent arrangement with plant pots, cones, orange slices, pine sprigs, candles
Try this alternative arrangement to the traditional Advent wreath The period of Advent encompasses the four Sundays and four weeks running up to Christmas when the lighting of the candles commence. There are two types of candles; one which is marked off with the days running up to Christmas and where a section is burned down each day. The second type has four candles, usually incorporated into a... READ MORE
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Dec 12
BY Angela Slater
Eucalyptus leaves
Use household items to easily make a lovely Christmas decoration Eucalyptus leaves (pictured above) READ MORE
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Dec 11
BY Angela Slater
Hand-made lighted twig star hanging on a door
Cut the cost of Christmas and hang a hand-made lit star in the window A lighted star made from twigs makes a really lovely Christmas decoration, especially hung in a window, and what’s more can be made for a fraction of the cost of buying one on the high street. If you gather the twigs from the garden or a walk in the countryside the only expense will be the battery lights which are about £4 – £5... READ MORE
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Dec 11
BY Angela Slater
Red stems of Cornus (Dogwood)
Make your own inexpensive Scandi-style decorations quickly and easily Scandi-style Christmas decorations are really trendy at the moment and are quite expensive to buy on the high street;many of them are so easy to make yourself from bits and pieces foraged from the garden or a walk in the countryside or along the beach. A 2D Christmas tree made from twigs is so easy and needs very little... READ MORE
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Nov 29
BY Angela Slater
Ridgedale Infinity luxury artificial Christmas tree from The National Tree Compa
How to assemble and dress out a Ridgedale Infinity artificial Christmas tree READ MORE
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Nov 29
BY Angela Slater
Rustic Christmas wreath hanging on a door
Forage in the countryside and your garden to make a free Christmas wreath A rustic decorated willow wreath can be as simple or as ornate as you would like to make it and as cheap or as expensive, depending upon what you choose for the ornamentation. These trendy minimalist wreaths can be really expensive to buy on the high street but you can actually make one for free if you are prepared to do a... READ MORE
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