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It’s time to make your house look more festive! Stick a Christmas movie or music on and get cracking with our easy homemade Christmas decorations. And don’t worry about getting paint or glitter everywhere – that’s what Xmess is all about!
Our latest social campaign is all about celebrating the festive season for what it is – MESSY! Whether it’s trails of bread sauce from kitchen to dinner table or puddles of gravy splattered across the countertop, we understand that mess is simply part and parcel of Christmas.
So, it’s a good thing Plenty is strong and absorbent to tackle even the biggest Xmesses! With our kitchen paper, you can clean up any spillages and also turn our sheets in lovely, festive bunting – getting double the value you paid for.
Keep reading to find out how to make paper Christmas decorations this festive season.
Two easy Christmas paper crafts to make this season extra special
With these easy step-by-step guides, we’ll show you two paper Christmas decorations to fill up your home with fun, joy, (glue), and laughter this season:
What you’ll need
- Plenty Original
- Glue or tape
Safety note: If you are making bunting with children, make sure that they remain supervised when using scissors.
1. Snowflakes paper bunting
Get ready for Father Christmas coming to visit with our DIY Christmas decorations: this bunting will look awesome when you finish!
- Decide how long you want your bunting to be. Why not pick the spot you’ll hang it on and hold up the string to check it is the correct length?
- Now it’s time to make your shapes! Snowflakes make for a classic bunting, simply cut them from Plenty Original. Here’s how:
- Take a piece of paper towel and fold it in half diagonally to create a triangle - these sheets are so strong that you can rinse, wring and use them again up to 3 times, so don’t worry about them falling apart!
- Fold your triangle in half to create a smaller triangle.
- Next, fold your triangle into 3, taking the corners into the middle!
Taking care not to fully cut across your triangle, cut out small shapes, lines and curves into the edges of your triangle.
- Unfold your paper to reveal your snowflake and watch all of the excess paper flutter to the ground. Ah, Xmess.
- Attach the Christmas shapes to your string. You can do this by folding the top over and gluing it over the string or by taping each shape in place.
- Time to hang your bunting and enjoy it.
2. Christmas tree craft with kitchen paper
Now that you’ve got the bunting covered, let’s focus on the rest of the decorations:
What you’ll need
- Paper towel cardboard tubes
- Small baubles and decorations
- Paint and glitter (optional but mandatory if you fancy some fun)
- Get creative and save the planet with this super easy DIY Christmas decoration.
- Lay the paper towel cardboard tubes next to one another and glue them together.
- Create a pyramid shape by layering lines of paper towel cardboard tubes on top of one another, reducing the number of tubes on each layer. For example, four tubes on the bottom, with three laid on top, then two, and finally one to finish.
- If you wish to make the structure more stable, cut a triangle piece of carboard and use it to back the tubes.
- To make the trunk:
- Cut two paper towel cardboard tubes in half.
- Glue the four pieces together, with two next to each other and two in front of the others.
- Glue the trunk in the centre of your Christmas tree pyramid.
- Last, but not least, add a bit of Christmas sparkle by decorating your new Christmas tree. You could:
- Paint the cardboard tubes green.
- Add a bit of glue and sprinkle glitter all over.
- Glue baubles or small decorations into the inside of each tube.
- Add a tree topper.
It doesn’t matter if there’s more glue and glitter flying around than snowballs, the messier the better! So even if one hand’s covered in glitter, you can always grab Plenty Original with ease.
Get creative with these two easy Christmas decoration ideas and add a bit of homemade joy to your home this season. If cleaning up glitter has segued into doing a deep clean of the house ahead of the festive period, check out our ultimate Christmas cleaning checklist. Alternatively, get ahead of the festive prep and learn how to prepare for Christmas dinner with Plenty.
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