Get your home ready for Christmas with our top tips on DIY decorations

NOW is the perfect time to add sparkle to your home.

But if your decorations have seen ­better days, you don’t need to fork out a fortune updating them for 2020.

There are plenty of ways you can DIY when it comes to ­sprucing up your home ready for December — and doing so will save you dosh . . .

Leaf it out: In need of a wreath? Bauble wreaths make a great alternative but usually come with a big price tag — unless you make them yourself. John Lewis is selling a brightly coloured rainbow wreath for £25, but if you make your own using coloured baubles from B&M (£3 for 49), and pipe cleaners (£3 at HobbyCraft), you can cut the cost ­considerably — and still have baubles to spare for your tree.


Not a lot of dough: Making salt dough decorations will keep your kids happy and you can raid your cupboards for the ingredients. Simply mix a cup of flour with a cup of salt and half a cup of water to make your dough. You can then add food colouring to achieve the desired look. Kids can cut out the shapes using cookie cutters and, after the designs have dried out, decorate with glitter, sequins and paint.

Tree-sy peasy: Making your own bespoke decs can be a great family activity with the kids. Hobbycraft is selling plain ceramic baubles, three for £3. You can then add your names, colours and designs easily by using brush pens, £4 for a pack of eight different colours, from The Works. Doing DIY personalisation works out far cheaper than buying similar personalised options from, where a single ceramic bauble will set you back £10.

SAVING: £23, when you make three

Looking pine: Pine cones are fantastically festive once jazzed up. If you can’t find them while out and about at the park, pick up a pack of them from £1.75 for 25 on eBay. Decorate with glitter or gold paint to add a festive touch, then simply hang from a ­ribbon and you’re good to go. Similar shop-bought decorations cost £3.75 for just three at

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Giselle’s little helper

YOU can now enjoy 30 per cent off your total bill on orders placed via Costa Collect on the Costa Coffee Club app.

The offer is available until ­Wednesday, December 2.


ADD a pop of colour to your kitchen with the Smeg mustard kettle at £180 from Or save your cash and shop at where a similar kettle costs just £22.99.

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Big news

OUR big fivers promotion is coming to an end on December 7 but we are about to make some exciting announcements.

From holidays to big prizes and free tickets, you are going to love it. It’s all going to be revealed very soon . . .

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A 5-LITRE bottle of Prestone Max Visibility Screen Wash is half-price at Tesco. Pick it up for £2.50, instead of £5.

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