One of the most basic and oldest Christmas Decorations are Paperchains. This year we decided to make our own and to do this we used a variety of shop bought and some my brother in law printed off.
The shop bought ones we got for £1.00 out of Home Bargains but they are available in many stores. They were pre-cut to size and came with double sided tape to stick them together and create the chain. They look fantastic hanging across our living room.
The ones my brother in law printed off were on A4 sheets so we had to cut them up and the stick them together with tape. The design on these was simple but effective and looks great in our hall way.
The humble paperchain can be used in many different ways including, amongst other ideas, made into a Christmas tree as we saw recently during a stay in hospital.
Recently we were contacted by the lovely people at Go Cable Ties who asked if we would like to take part in the ‘Blogger Christmas DIY Challenge’ that they are running and we of course said yes.
We were given the option of a few different Christmas decorations that we could make and we decided to make a Staircase Wreath. Go Cable Ties sent us everything we needed to make this, including the garland, decorations, lights and of course the cable ties to attach the decoration to the staircase.
As we live in a ground floor flat we decided to place the staircase wreath in the communal hallway so our neighbours and therefore placed in on the banister there and it looks good.
The garland has been decorated with pine cones and berries that we had sent and also some silver leaves that we purchase from a local garden centre. To finish the garland off we added some white berry lights that added a nice glow to it.
For more information on Go Cable Ties and their ‘Blogger Christmas DIY Challenge’ click here