Sunny days, sandy beach strolls and plenty of Pavlova passed around a crowded table- the snowy evenings and woolly scarves we sing about in carols during the jolly season are far away from our very own festive scenes in Australia.   

During this merry and (very, very) bright season, little DIY’s are always fun to indulge in- making Christmas a bit more of our own. We found a few easy DIY decorations to keep you entertained this December:

 

 

Whether you’re spending your Christmas by the sandy shore or want to bring the seaside to your house these holidays, there’s nothing more unique to a warm Christmas season then a beachy drift wood tree. Via homestolove

 

 

What to do:

1. Search your local beach for driftwood, make sure you find one long piece (depending on how tall you want your tree) and four other pieces alternating in size. Alternatively driftwood can be bought online.

2. Spray-paint each piece white or gold, keeping it quite rustic

3. Place the longest piece of drift wood down and order the remaining other pieces along it horizontally to resemble a traditional, triangular Christmas tree shape. Use a drill and long screws to secure the horizontal pieces to one long vertical piece.

4. Decorate with golden baubles or wrap brightly coloured wool around the branches.important. Where extra drape is required, we use Viscose and blends for the optimum results.

 

 

It’s nice and modern to give your Holiday decorations a bit of an Australiana twist- it can’t all be hot chocolates and sleigh rides. Celebrating Australian flora thorough a rustic, minimalistic Christmas half-wreath is one of our favourite festive DIY’s. Via The Merry Thought

 

 

 

What to do:

1. Cut wire to desired length and form a half circle. Use pliers to create hooks in the both ends of the wire.

2. Use floral wire to attach the greenery.

3. Tie strings to hooks and it’s ready to hang.

 

 

 

 

It’s nice and modern to give your Holiday decorations a bit of an Australiana twist- it can’t all be hot chocolates and sleigh rides. Celebrating Australian flora thorough a rustic, minimalistic Christmas half-wreath is one of our favourite festive DIY’s. Via The Merry Thought

 

What to do:

 

 

1. If you have the premade triangles like we did, you can skip this step. If not you will need to cut your burlap into small triangles.

2. Glue two googly eyes onto the burlap and a red pom pom for the nose.

3. Add two small clothespin for the antlers.

4. Form a small loop with the twine (or string) and glue to the back of the reindeer ornament to hang the ornament..

5. Hang from the Christmas tree and enjoy or give it as a gift.

 

 

 

 

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