Running the craft centre left me little time but now I am retired I have really enjoyed the creativity of creating decorations for my home.
A £3.99 bargain plain green swag has been transformed with pine cones, lights, some die cut snowflakes and baubles.
I purchased two swags and the other has been hung around my fire place with more lights and 60 burgundy, lilac and silver baubles!
Here I have joined two green swags together with a large red bow. These were charity shop finds and only £3.50 each. I have added coloured lights, and silver and glass baubles. Christmas cards are displayed underneath.
I collected greenery from the garden and using a £5.99 foam ring created a Christmas wreath. My youngest daughter has come home for Christmas so we made it together.
I am really pleased with the finished wreath that we have hung on the front wall of our house. We wired the pine cones and baubles, and took apart a couple of purchased festive sprays for the gold leaves and white sparkly berries and leaves.
I have also made a simple table centre using a wooden candle holder I purchased at The Tithe Barn in Haddenham. I placed it on a large glass platter and placed battery operated lights around it. I then added branches of rosemary from the garden on top and filled gaps with pine cones.
Simple to create but I think it looks lovely and magical at night when it is lit.
A first for me – a few decorations in our downstairs loo!
I am really enjoying the run up to Christmas this year, and appreciate having the time to go Christmas shopping with friends, socialise and have fun!