Homemade Christmas Decoration

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Homemade Christmas Decoration

It’s December, so we can officially start putting up our Christmas decorations. There's nothing better than a homemade Christmas decoration either. If you need some further inspiration, pop over to Pinterest. There's lot of fabulous ideas on there.

My good friend Lisa at Most Curious Rose has created this beautiful homemade Christmas decoration and we thought we would share how you can recreate this too.

Homemade Christmas Decoration

You will need: sticks (Lisa used pea sticks), secateurs, a reel of wire, wire cutters, a piece of wallpaper, scissors and some small decorations.

Homemade Christmas Decoration

Cut a large triangle, the same size you would like your finished tree to be. Overlay the sticks at regular intervals and trim them with secateurs to fit the wallpaper outline.

Cut a length of wire. This should be the same length to run up and down both sides of the tree with plenty of overhang on each, as the wire will shorten as you twist and wrap it. Make a loop at the top, so you can hang the tree.

Homemade Christmas Decoration

Starting with the shortest stick, work down the left hand side, wrapping the stick with the wire and twisting to tighten in place.

When you have finished the left, start on the right hand side. You won't be able to twist the wire because the sticks will now be fixed on the left, but you can wrap each stick twice.

Homemade Christmas Decoration

Once you have the framework, you can start hanging your decorations. You can use wire, thread or ribbon to hang anything that doesn’t already have a hanging thread on.

Homemade Christmas Decoration

What a beautiful, homemade Christmas decoration. My thanks to Lisa at Most Curious Rose for sharing her creation with us. Happy crafting and happy Christmas to you all. Whether it's homemade or not, make it magical.

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39 thoughts on “Homemade Christmas Decoration

  1. I absolutely love this, it looks amazing. You are sooo creative. I will have to try this one next year. Pinning for later. Thanks again for another fab post #sharewithme

    • Sally Sally says:

      I can't take the credit for this one. My friend Lisa made this. I could have though, Lisa's instructions were easy to follow I thought.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Stevie. I know it's lovely isn't it. Lisa's definitely got an eye for detail. Thanks for hosting and having me.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It is lovely isn't it? Lisa's done a very nice job. I don't think it's too timely if you did find a window.

  2. Great idea πŸ™‚
    I agree that December is the time to start putting up Christmas decorations. I hate shops starting to tout Christmas in October... Takes away so much of the excitement and anticipation!
    #sharewithme

    • Sally Sally says:

      I agree Joanna. December is the right time to be celebrating and getting everything ready. Otherwise it loses its excitement.

    • Sally Sally says:

      You're absolutely right Catie. I bet it world too. Much nicer to have the satisfaction of knowing that you did it yourself too.

  3. This is amazing! I love homemade decorations. I might give thus a go, I don't have any of the supplies though so a trip the shops may be in order. Love this idea xx #anythinggoes

  4. This is Fantastic! I was just saying how we can't put a tree up (4 cats and a toddler will do that to a person) and this is such a great alternative!! I have shared it too! #AnythingGoes

  5. What a fantastic idea. I am actually suppose to be cutting down on the number of decorstions I put up this year, but its not easy with great ideas like this x #picknmix

    • Sally Sally says:

      You should definitely do this instead of culling your decorations. No one would argue you have too many decorations Tracey. It looks so stunning against Lisa's wall.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It does doesn't it Cheryl? It's really creative and I don't think it's too complicated for something that looks that effective.

  6. Sally, I love this! Rustic and glam or modern mixed is right up my alley and this is awesome! It amazes me how creative people are, and the awesome things they come up with. I gotta question, what are pea sticks????

    • Sally Sally says:

      I know. Lisa is so creative, but then again she is a florist, so I'd expect nothing else! It looks fab doesn't it. Pea sticks.. yes. They are just like beanpoles but shorter. I'm not sure of the official definition. We don't have a garden yet, so my knowledge of these things is rubbish. But any type of wooden sticks would work.

    • Hi Nikki,
      Pea sticks are basically a more rustic version of garden canes! They're only available in one short size at my local garden centre. However, if you watch Gardener's World, they will re-use any twisty branches as 'pea sticks'- they're literally just any kind of stick that can support pea plants as they grow! Hope that clears things up!

  7. Due to popular demand by some little people we've had our tree and decorations up since the 25th of November.

    We were only looking on Pinterest this morning for homemade christmas ideas that we can make over the weekend so your post fits right in.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I don't blame you Marcel. It's such an exciting time for kids. I really wanted to put my tree up last weekend but it did feel a little early. But we are putting ours up tomorrow. I've already got the mulled wine ready.

      I hope it helped to inspire you. I feel inspired by it!

    • Sally Sally says:

      I know, Lisa is so patient and talented. I think there's not many walls it wouldn't look good on. You should definitely give it a go Rebecca.

  8. This looks fabulous, especially against the turquoise background. What a great idea, I really feel inspired to try, thanks for posting Sarah

    • Sally Sally says:

      It does doesn't it. Lisa is so talented. If you do give it a go, we'd love to see a photo. I'm going to see if I can persuade Lisa to make another now!

  9. This looks great and could be a really good alternative to a traditional tree for families that have little crawling, grabbing toddlers - like me! Shame we already bought a floor-standing tree but I might remember this for next year if this year's tree ends up in tatters πŸ™‚

    • Sally Sally says:

      I hadn't thought of that Robyn. But that's a great idea. It would be much better with the little ones, absolutely. Hope your tree survives πŸ™‚

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