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One of the things we love most about Christmas is the decorations! The baubles, the wrapping paper, the cards, the Christmas day spread, you name it. But instead of buying the same decorations as everyone else in your family, why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas experience gift and get creative with some unique DIY Christmas decorations this year? Try these fun Sydney workshops and your homemade decorations will be the envy of your friends and family.
Why you should DIY this Christmas
It’s easy enough to go to the store and buy a few streamers and baubles for your tree, right? The drawback, though, is that your decorations end up looking generic and unoriginal. Everyone seems to end up with the same store-bought Christmas decorations. And come January 1, they probably all end up in the bin because the styles change from year to year. Homemade decorations, on the other hand, never go out of style, look better than what you can find at the store, and are cheaper to make. The decorations you make yourself will be so beautiful that you won’t feel bad about using them every year. That means less waste when the holiday season is over.
The best part of all? You’ll enjoy making your own Christmas decorations. Whether you’re making your own wreaths or painting your own Christmas tree ornaments, attending these fun Sydney workshops will be the most relaxing and enjoyable part of your Christmas preparation. Here are just some ideas of how you can get creative with some DIY Christmas decorations.
DIY Christmas Cards
As Christmas approaches, we all feel the pressure of getting the Christmas cards out. But when you buy a pack of cards and write a generic message inside, the whole process can feel unoriginal. Instead, you can make your cards more unique and genuine by making them yourself. They’ll look better than any store-bought card, and your loved ones will treasure them long after Christmas is over. That means fewer cards thrown in the bin and more authentic Christmas joy. This is a great activity to involve the kids in and can give you some quality time together in the busiest season of the year.
If you don’t feel particularly crafty when it comes to cards, no worries! Attend a Brush Art and Lettering Christmas Workshop in Sydney and learn how to make amazing Christmas cards for all your friends and family.
Wreaths can be one of those holiday expenses that is surprisingly high. And for something that is going to be hanging on your door, welcoming guests for your special holiday activities, you don’t want a wreath that looks just like your neighbour’s. Making your own Christmas wreaths is fun and relaxing. You’ll be able to use only the materials that you find the most festive and beautiful, and no two DIY Christmas wreaths will ever be exactly the same.
This year, dried floral Christmas wreaths are going to be the hottest house decoration, and you can customise yours to reflect your personality and taste by using only your favourite flowers. Not only will your holiday wreath be one-of-a-kind, but you can keep it up long after Christmas is over. Every time you see your handmade wreath hanging proudly in your home, you’ll have warm feelings of a happy holiday season.
To make your own Christmas wreath, buy your vouchers for the next Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in Sydney.
Unique Christmas Baubles
Christmas baubles are another of those holiday decorations that are easy to buy in bulk. But, often what you get are cheaply made, generic Christmas baubles that are the same as everyone else’s. DIY Christmas baubles are so much better for anyone wanting to create a unique and stunning Christmas setting. DIY Christmas baubles are easy and enjoyable to make. You can paint them, dip them in swirled ink, roll them in glitter or cover them in upcycled materials. Once you’ve made a set that you love, you will want to bring them out every year. No more Christmas tree balls that end up being thrown out with the rest of the decorations.
Take a Christmas Bauble Bling class in Sydney to learn how to upgrade your Christmas tree with homemade baubles.
Christmas gift tags
Gift-giving is a big part of Christmas, and do you know what can really take your Christmas presents to another level? Taking special care with the presentations. Don’t just throw your presents into a decorative bag and write your loved ones’ names with a permanent marker. Instead, learn how to make each gift unique and gorgeous with brush lettering gift tags or artistically decorated gift bags. Your gifts will look picture-perfect under the tree, and your friends and family will be so excited to see their gifts so beautifully personalised.
If you have no experience with brush lettering or painting or you just want to improve your skills, try out a Christmas Illustrations Workshop. You’ll learn how to make your gift presentation look inviting so that your loved ones will be eager to see what’s inside!
Don’t forget the Christmas sweets!
If there’s one thing that completes a Christmas setting, it’s a big tray of Christmas cookies, chocolates and other tasty sweets. Delicious bite-sized morsels are one of the best things about Christmas, and this year, you can make treats that even your most health-conscious relatives can’t resist. Maybe you opt for Christmas tree sugar cookies. Maybe you learn to make your own chocolate truffles. Maybe you can dig into the family recipe archives to find something that your grandmother used to make every year. And if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, you might go to an Iced Cookie Decorating Class - Christmas Edition.
Think your loved ones would like these DIY Christmas Decoration workshops? Give them as an experience gift!
Who says you have to give your Christmas gifts on the actual day of Christmas? Have Santa come early this year with experience gift vouchers for your friends and family. Everyone can benefit from some relaxing creative classes this holiday season.