Christmas Decor

Christmas Tree star decoration

I must admit that it feels like Christmas crept up on us this year, and despite the fact that our tree has been up since the end of November (enthusiastic much!) I hadn’t really spread the cheer to anywhere else until recently.

This year I decided to try to use up a few of the half-finished rolls of gift wrap so our gifts are all slightly miss-matched metallics. When I saw this nude paper with gold spots from Mr Price I couldn’t resist. They really have some pretty gift wrapping options at the moment.

Besides having family members on our list, this year we also decided to do stocking filler type gifts for some of our closest friends. These biscotti biscuits are some of our personal favourites and destined for close friends. It is the thought that counts after all.

Sweet rose gold bells and a natural pine bouquet round out our minimalistic decor this time around.

Keep an eye on Instagram to see my Christmas table, which I can’t wait to decorate!

I hope you have a lovely Christmas and festive season with your loved ones.

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DIY Pinecone Decorations

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In the first post of my Christmas series-thingy, I’ll be showing you how I made these pinecone decorations. It is so easy, I probably shouldn’t even call it a tutorial, but that is my forte! I’ll show you how I did it just incase you were wondering!

Considering how quick and easy it was, I am really impressed by how good it looks. It also happened to be the perfect addition to my all gold Christmas tree.

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Instead of using hot glue, which I just find terribly unreliable as the one minute it sits and the next you might as well have never used it, I decided to use a thread and needle. All the pinecones I found still had a piece of wood protruding from the top which attached it to the tree, so I decided to use that to fix my ribbon to.

I cut 30 cm of ribbon for each pinecone and sealed the ends with a candle. Then I folded each piece in half, and tied it to make the top loop about 5 cm long. After that I made bows over the original knot making sure to twist and turn the ribbon for perfect bows. The final step was to tie the ribbon to the pinecones with a thread and needle. I simply wrapped my thread around the aforementioned stick at the top and then threaded it through the ribbon.

9. Christmas prep

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