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Deck the halls!

Here at BBWI HQ, we’re gearing up for our Christmas party meet this Wednesday – join us for some Xmas crafting, carols and mulled wine!

For those of you still to get the decorations out, here are some suggestions for some homemade bits and pieces to give your Christmas trimmings a more personal touch.

Wreaths

At last year’s meet, we made scrappy wreaths with old wire hangers, newspaper and scraps of fabric. They turned out beautifully. Here are some more ideas.

The queen of domestic arts, Martha Stewart, has myriad tutorials for the perfect Christmas wreath.

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Or try this colourful crafty version.

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Or for a contemporary look, this felt one.

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Snowflakes

Will we have a White Christmas this year? Well, if it doesn’t snow outside, there’s nothing to stop you having a snowy theme inside!

Stiffened (or paper) doilies look lovely when hung together at the window.

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And don’t underestimate the power of good old-fashioned paper snowflakes!

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And for those of you who can crochet – follow this tutorial and you’ll have a blizzard’s worth in no time!!

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Table arrangements

We all know that the turkey will have top billing on the table. But this clove and orange arrangement will look lovely anywhere, and smells delicious too!

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Deck the halls

Why not put aside the tinsel garlands this year, and try one of these alternatives.

Bring the outdoors in with this lovely (and simple) pine cone garland.

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Or try this if you like a bit of sparkle!

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And whatever you do, don’t forget the mistletoe!

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BBWI x

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