House to Home Column: Deck the halls with your own crafts

Interiors-obsessed Becky Pink talks about decorating for Christmas and what you can do to add your own personal touch for the festive season.

Christmas is just around the corner, so here are my favourite ways to decorate your home this Christmas, to create a personal look for your home.

Make your own wreath:
I’ve made several Christmas wreaths over the years and recommend finding a local florist’s workshop. I made this wreath a few years ago with Jemma from The Country Flower Company. It’s a great way to spend an evening or afternoon and get in to the Christmas spirit.

Decorate your windows with chalk pens:
It’s so easy to create snowy scenes on your windows, using wipe-off chalk pens. I recommend POSCA pens, which come in fine and wide tips, making them perfect for both detailed snowflakes, and larger things like trees. I drew this snowy woodland scene freehand on our bay window, and it looks so great when the light shines through.

Make your own Advent Calendar:
If you’re feeling super-creative, you could make your own Advent Calendar: I’ve got a mini village made up of cardboard boxes that I got from White Company, ready to pop little treats in.

Make a Christmas Eve Box:
If you have kids, you could make them a Christmas Eve Box and add to it each year as they get older.

I bought a wooden crate and put in new PJs, a little jar of hot chocolate mix, some Christmas stories and DVDs and the food and drink for Father Christmas and his reindeers.

Pick your own Christmas tree:
If you like a real Christmas Tree, why not visit Stoke Goldington Christmas Tree Farm, where you can walk around their fields and pick the perfect tree?

It’s great fun and you can’t get a fresher tree! I hope you have fun planning your Christmas décor.

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

This feature was published in the November 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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