Christmas is only 24 days away and if (like me) you are already bored of the same old festive music, food and decorations, here are 10 (exceptionally posh) decorations you can use at work or home to add some seasonal cheer to the place, without the usual tackiness.
10 Green treelights
Bright lights have become synonymous with the festive season, but they needn’t be tacky. These cute Christmas trees are perfect for adding subtle festive cheer to any room and are battery operated.
9 Polar bear stockings
Stockings are a well-known Christmas tradition, and I love these felt polar bear stockings which are finished with grey stitch detailing around the edges. They measure around 400 x 275 mm so can be hung up pretty much anywhere without causing too much unsightliness.
8 Nativity characters
These figures will help ensure that the whole family remembers the real purpose of Christmas. The fluorescent garments and gold accessories may be a little on the garish side, but once they are hung up against the natural deep green of a real Christmas tree, they will look and feel right at home.
7 Woolen baubles
No Christmas tree would be complete without baubles, but they needn’t be shiny and plastic. Go for something more subtle, but just as colourful.
£10.00/pack of 9
6 Hanging pine cones
Speaking of baubles, these ‘snow’ covered acorns are another natural way to add a pop of colour to your Christmas tree. The set of 6 pine cones have been decorated with pom poms and painted. The largest measures around 95mm long and smallest 45mm long.
£8.00/pack of 6
5 Rolls of snowy log gift wrap
Instead of fiiivvveee goolllddd riiinnggsss, how about five rolls of wrapping paper no one has ever seen before? This wrap inspired by nature will blend into the natural surroundings of the living room and evokes memories of logs fires and the days when it actually snowed at Christmas time.
4 Sprout decoupage balls
Love them, hate them or decorate your tree with them. Sprouts with Christmas hats on will blend into your green tree nicely and add some festive cheer to the place.
£7.00/pack of four
3 Kraft trees charity cards
However convenient, sending a text to wish someone a Merry Christmas is not a particularly classy way of doing things. Sending charity cards made from neutral brown kraft card is classy, especially when 50 pence from the sale of each pack goes to the Rainbow Trust children’s charity, which offers support to families with children suffering from life-threatening or terminal illness.
£3.50/pack of 8
2 Woolen hand warmers
There’s always room for a reindeer (or two) at Christmas, even if we are trying to be upmarket – we still need to have warm hands! These Christmas woodland handwarmers are the perfect solution to cold hand syndrome.
1 Christmas pud
Last, but certainly not least, comes an arty Christmas pudding decoration, made from discs of felt and metallic beads with a handy silver loop to hang it up. Measures 70 x 70 x 70mm.
All items available at Paperchase.