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.