I have always looked forward to designing my Christmas. Being the sort to be easily bored I try to bring something new to each Christmas that comes around. The Christmas tree has always been a staple, but had I seen this idea earlier I may have replaced my usual tree with this idea.
I found this idea last year and I do believe it is one of my favourites. Amazing what you can do with a few old baking tins.
If you want to make a scene, not by misbehaving but by being your own set designer, the sky is the limit really. By taking some vintage picture frames and adding some festive greenery you can create fabulous settings.
Even an existing piece of furniture can become a festive display.
Sania Pell is one of my favourie stylists and ’tis she that came up with this idea. Old lightbulbs look awfully similar to Christmas baubles – add some wire and ribbon and you have a unique decoration.
By creating a scene in your windows you are giving outside and inside a festive feel in one fell swoop.
Do you have any old baubles that no longer do it for you? Well take some emulsion paint and change them to suit your taste, simple but truly genius. Again by Sania Pell.
If like me you have boxes full of vintage fabrics and trimmings why not use them to make beautiful wreaths. What I love about this idea is that they can be used all year round.
Well we all like to eat at Christmas and the cake always takes centre stage in my home. This one is by the French master baker Eric Kayser but I think this is beyond my meagre skills.
This one however is something I have tried and it’s simple as you just thinly roll some fondant icing and literally throw it over the cake so it folds. Dampen the icing then scatter cocoa powder over it. Take it outside thouogh to blow the excess powder off as it makes an awful mess!
Try to do something a bit different this Christmas it really does lighten your life. Have a good one!
Based in Northumberland's National Park, Di Overton (owner of mydeco.com's very own supplier Ghost Furniture) has a passion for all things rustic and vintage. Lovingly restoring lost and forgotten furniture found at flea markets and vintage fairs both in the UK and France, Di has a great eye for a piece with potential. Take a look at her blog here - designersblock.blogspot.com. You can follow Di on twitter @GhostFurniture Read more posts by Di.