House to Home Column: Deck the halls with your decorations

Interiors-obsessed blogger Becky Pink has created her own homemade Christmas decorations to round off her festive décor…

When do you put up your Christmas decorations? Do you like to put them up early, and reluctantly take them down on the 6th of January? Or do you keep them up for as short a time as you can get away with?

I fall into the first camp, and cannot wait to get my decs up!

Whilst I love a shop-bought Christmas decoration, I also like to have a few homemade touches to my festive décor. My sister helped me make these Christmas stockings for my girls a few years back and I can’t wait to get them hung up again.

I’ll also be bringing out my papercut picture (on the mantlepiece) which took hours and hours to complete.

As well as the traditional door wreath (I made mine at a workshop at Rushmere Country Park this year), I love decorating the inside of my house with greenery too.

I made these embroidery hoop wreaths really quickly, with eucalyptus and pink baby’s breath, securing the foliage with green floristry wire.

I made them as winter wreaths, but I know I’ll keep them up for months as they will still look great as they dry out.

We like to buy our Christmas tree from a local supplier wherever possible, and this year we plan to get ours from Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees. You can pick your own tree from their gigantic field, and they cut it down for you – you can’t get any fresher than that!

We went a few years ago, and although one of our kids had a meltdown, it was still really festive, and the tree was gorgeous.

If you don’t want to pick your own, you can just choose one that is already cut down. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at pinkscharming.com. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This feature was published in the December 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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