There are a lot of Nordic / Scandi influences around at the moment for Christmas ideas. Neutral, simple, yet stylish themes. With this in mind we decided to use this look to make our very own quirky and fun Christmas decorations – using a branch and some baubles! The twins love helping me, and making anything – and so this was perfect to get them involved.
House of Fraser are currently sharing a series of ideas for make-your-own Christmas decorations. One of the ones we liked in particular was by Designer Laura Fulmine and her festive ladder. This is beautiful and so striking!
Watch her make it below…
Inspired by Laura we wanted to bring the outdoors and nature into our home this Christmas. The ladder was a little complicated to make with my three year old twins helping, and so instead we took inspiration to get a few branches from our local woods and make a simple version on which to hang our baubles.
Lottie and I went out into the woods to collect a few branches, which we throughly enjoyed.
We collected two branches and took them back home to dry. Once dry Harry & Lottie set about hanging baubles in different colours onto the branches. They loved this, and were so excited to help. Then they wrapped tinsel around (with my help) to add a little sparkle to the branches.
I then attached string to either side of Harry’s, which now hangs in the living room – from a shelf. He went for blues and silvers on his. Lottie went for pinks and purples and gold tinsel. Her branch is sitting on a table in the hallway.
So that is how we have made Christmas our own and created our very own family style! Fun, easy and a great activity for the children. Now they love seeing their creations in and around our home.
Please note: this post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser.