Sunday, December 19, 2010

Funky Christmas D.I.Y.

A simple silver paper chain - even I can do that!
Baubles hanging from a lamp shade? Dead easy.
Pinecones, spray-painted and wired onto a frame? Tricky but do-able.
Paint an old tree branch and hang the stockings...
Make a more chic stocking for oneself out of a glam fabric like fake fur.
A bit of pink ribbon on a bare wall - too easy.

Little kids (and big kids) like a bit of Christmas craft. I think this is part of the fun and build up to the big day. Problem is I am always looking for ideas that aren't too "twee". Here are some funky - and pretty simple - inspirations from Living Etc magazine. They get my award for the "coolest" christmas ideas for the second year in a row.