At House of Home we love to defy the conventional Christmas by undertaking fun and easy D.I.Y projects that are unique and individual.
We love impressing our guests and taking them by surprise by introducing unexpected Christmas Decor. This year is all about bringing a little Coastal Boho flair to our Christmas styling. This is a look that is casual, light and easy to live with, however, it does not lend itself to the traditional fur Christmas tree so we decided to make one that is much more fitting.
Introducing our D.I.Y Coastal Christmas Tree, it's super fun and easy to make and looks nothing short of stunning in any home. Below is our step by step guide on how to make your very own.
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You will need:
Cup, Lid or Cookie Cutter
Lace or Paper Doily
Needle or Punch tool
CLAY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Pre heat oven to 130C.
Roll out white clay into a large shape about 0.5cm high.
Using circle and oval shapes such as a cup, lid or cookie cutter slightly press into the clay to create an indent.
Cut out your decoration shapes and set aside onto a tray.
Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 until you have enough decorations for your tree.
Once you have all your pre-cut ornaments ready press parts of the doily into the decorations using a rolling pin to create an etched pattern on your decorations.
Use a needle or punch tool to create a hole at the top of each decoration for hanging.
Lay decorations on a tray between 2 sheets of baking paper and bake in oven for 15mins at 130C.
Make your dowel tree by cutting 5 rods into 6 varying sizes. We used increments of 10cm (10cm, 20cm, 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm)
Use twine to tie together the 6 rods and hang on wall.
Cut small pieces of twine and tie around each decoration securing with a knot.
Hang your decorations on each rod to create your contemporary Christmas tree!
We hope you found this article helpful. If you would like find more Christmas inspiration, then be sure to check out our range of Christmas Decorations.
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