Want to make your room feel festive, without breaking the bank? Try out some of our easy, cheap, DIY decks!
For our super quick decorations, all you’ll need is some paper, glue & ribbon to hang them!


Paper Chains

  • Paper
  • Glue or tape
  1. Cut some paper strips, roughly 2cm by 12cm.
  2. Loop one of the strips into a circle, make sure the coloured/patterned side is on the outside. Glue or tape the ends together.
  3. Thread another piece of paper through the first loop to make a second loop.
  4. Carry on doing this until the chain is as long as you want!


Paper Baubles

  • Glass or mug
  • Selection of different matching paper
  • Glue
  • String or ribbon
  1. Using the bottom of the glass or mug as a template, cut out 6 circles of paper.
  2. Fold each circle in half.
  3. Take the first circle & stick one half to one half of another circle. Then stick a third circle to the second in the same way.
  4. Attach all 6 circles.
  5. Once you have done this, you should have two un-stuck halves which you can now stick together, pulling the decoration into a circle shape
  6. Add a string or ribbon to hang your bauble.


Snowflakes

  • Squares of paper
  • Scissors
  1. Fold your paper diagonally in half, then in half again, then in half again to make a thin triangle of paper.
  2. Make cuts into both sides of the triangles, in whatever pattern you like.
  3. Un-fold the triangle, and you’re done!


Paper Pinwheels

  • Three sheets of paper, each 15cm by 20cm
  • Staples or glue
  • String or ribbon
  1. Fold a sheet of paper back and forth to create a concertina effect all the way along.
  2. Fold the sheet in the middle to create a fan shape, stapling or sticking it into place.
  3. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other pieces of paper.
  4. You should now have three fans of paper, attach the edges of the fans to create a circle.
  5. Add string or ribbon to hang your pinwheel.

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