Meredith Tray

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s the special time of year that you’ve all been waiting for – well, we’ve certainly been waiting impatiently for December, since… last December! The magic of the season in already in full force at Bingo Extra so we’ve compiled some clever DIY Christmas Décor ideas to help you get your home “holiday-ready”!

Whether your place is big or small, and whether you’re entertaining guests or not, you can add a little extra fun and sparkle to your December with these quick and easy holiday decorations… all without breaking the bank!

  • Advent Hide-and-Seek. Count down the days until Christmas with your very own DIY advent calendar… with a twist! Fill tiny paper envelopes with surprises such as toys, tickets, chocolate etc. then add a clue in on Day 24 for a where to find a hidden gift on Christmas Day! Get some Xmas motifs and rubber stamps to add some extra embellishments to each of the envelopes and simply pin them to a corkboard. 
  • Marvellous Mantels.  If you are missing one of the centrepiece and major decoration of Xmas – the Fireplace - you can just get creative and craft a spot! You don’t need much space so this is especially good for city dwellers or those in smaller houses/ flats. Simply get your hands on a piece of 2nd hand canvas, a thin drapery rod, and some black chalkboard paint – then you’ve got everything to a make faux-fire wall hanging and mantel where you can hang your stockings!
  • Enticing Entrances. This one is super-simple but extra effective! Take a pine branch, strip it down to bare wood, tie it with red rope or a ribbon, and hang it on the door knob to create a rustic welcome!
  • Budget Baubles. There’s no need spend a fortune decorating your tree: try hanging homemade pinecone ornaments on your Xmas tree instead for a beautiful and natural finish. Gold, silver or coloured spray paints are sure to make your pinecones pop!

Are you trying some DIY Decor this Christmas? If so we’d love to hear about it! Join us in the bingo rooms for Christmas crafts chatter and special festive games such as the ‘Christmas Magic’ on 25th December and ‘Happy New Year’ on the 31st December – bag the last prizes of 2015! Get more from your Christmas this year at !

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Meredith is a recent Media graduate, who loves Candy Crush, Baileys cheesecake, Stephen King books and her pet hamster, Joey.