Everyone loves Christmas, and what’s not to love? Getting to decorate your house all festive for December is a dream come true to many. It’s an opportunity for them to showcase their design skills and trial new ways of decorating to impress all of their guests.
However, for some, the idea of having to decorate the house is something they dread. The pressure is too much and the competition between friends and family about who has the best-looking table centrepiece makes them want to tear their hair out.
If you are the latter of these people: never fear, as there are simple and easy ways to decorate your house and still make it look amazing while all using the one decorating tool.
What is this tool, you ask? Tinsel.
Yep, here’s four ways to use tinsel to decorate your home that will impress your friends and family so much that they won’t even notice your sad looking centrepiece.
You can thank us later.
- Create a window decoration
This one’s as easy as it gets, but still looks very effective. All you have to do is get three different coloured pieces of tinsel and cut them to the same length. Using some string, attach a bauble to the bottom and then hang alternate colours on all of your windows. You will be able to see the festive spirit from both the inside and outside of your house!
- DIY Welcome Wreath
Welcome your guests with a bit of glitter and pizazz by creating different coloured tinsel wreaths and putting them on all the doors of your house. You can even put smaller ones on bookshelves or coffee tables to spread the glittery love.
- Tinsel Drink Stirrer
Give your guests the ultimate Christmassy drink by adding a little extra to their glass with a tinsel stirrer. The concept is simple: all you have to do is cut a small piece of tinsel and use a hot glue gun (or superglue) to attach it to a wooden skewer. This adds a personal touch to even the simplest of drinks and can be made with any colour.
- DIY Christmas Ornaments
Make your tree extra shiny by using tinsel to create stylish pieces to the tree. Cut a circle out of cardboard in the shape of a doughnut and, starting from the middle, wrap the tinsel around until the cardboard is covered. Attaching some string will also allow you to hang these all over your house, not just the tree. You can even hand them out as party favours at the end! Talk about two birds with one stone!
So there you have it folks, four easy ways to use tinsel around the house this Christmas! Impress your guests and get your sparkle on by trying your hand at one of these projects this weekend.