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Three DIY Christmas trees

There are plenty of artificial options, but they’re usually expensive. Make it a family affair and try one of these DIY alternatives

1. This one might look a little tricky, but it’s quite easy to make.


Start by making the stand. Use a hot glue gun and glue one long and two shorter dowels together so they form a cross. The shorter ones must be half the length of the long one. (You can buy dowels from your local hardware store.)

Now start gluing the dowels on top of each other, starting with the longest one at the bottom. . Once you’re done and the glue is completely dry, paint or spraypaint the tree in any colour you want.


2. Draw it

To make this 2D tree, start by painting a wall with black chalkboard paint. (You can use this space to write shopping lists of beautiful quotes on once the festive season is over.) Now, start drawing! If you have kids, they’ll love helping you ‘make’ this tree. And remember, you don’t have to stick to white chalk only.


3. Wrap it

These are easier to make then they might look. All you need is styrofoam cones (available at craft shops), any fabric cut into 5cm wide strips, and straight pins. Click here for step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make these. It’s really simple!


Also read:

Make a cutlery carrier

Revamp an old wardrobe

Make hanging tissue-paper roses


Photo credits: 1. Sweet Paul 2. Desire to Inspire 3. Landee See, Landee Do

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