In this last installment of our Design-It-Yourself Christmas series, I am throwing some simple creative ideas out there. Have some ideas of your own? Share them with us - in fact, we are having a bit of a competition on the Bemz Facebook page. Post your own creative decoration and you could have it featured right here, as well as the chance to write about it and a Christmas cushion cover from Bemz to boot.
Who knew post-it notes could be so festive!
Hang retro paper wheels on thread from the ceiling to create a magical blizzard scene. If you stick to white it not only looks festive but also highlights their delicate structure.
Leave no surface undecorated! Suspend decorations from the back of a chair or baubles on ever lengthening ribbons around a drum shade, securing with masking tape.
Free up your mantelpiece with a simple card display. Wind ribbon around drawing pins to form a star or a tree outline, then use mini pegs to attach cards.
The advent calendar is the biggest hit in our house and really helps kick start the festive season. These make-your-own ones are simple yet clever, the right one is made from matchboxes!
Greet your guests at the door with a simple wreath that smells of cinnamon. Tie lengths of casia bark with ribbon to for a star and attach a small silver bell for a more festive touch.
Crackers and card displays. Keep your best cards and give them their dues by displaying them in frames on your mantle.
Work that Scandi style with fresh baked cookies from ribbon on your tree, or from some potted twigs or why not even from the ceiling to add festive cheer over your dining table? If you're pressed for time, you can pick up ready made gingerbread hearts from Ikea, with a hole in them, ready for hanging!
When I was a child, we always strung popcorn for our tree. I would imagine marshmallows would be a lot easier! And don't forget your outdoors. Oh tannenbaum, oh tannenbaum...
Photos c/o Livingetc