Simple Christmas decorating with Nectar

ADVERTORIAL December is finally here and the Christmas festivities can begin in earnest. I tend to hold off putting up our decorations until mid-December (in my house growing up they didn’t go up until the weekend before Christmas), but I thought I’d share a sneak peak into the simple Christmas decorating style I’ll be embracing this year, along with some savvy shopping tips with Nectar. A double-whammy of inspiration and money-saving ideas!  Nectar challenged me to spend £100 on giving my home a festive feel, with the added incentive of collecting as many Nectar point along the way as I could by making…

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{Make it} DIY copper pipe Christmas tree decoration

We don’t have our Christmas tree yet (I’m getting impatient, but will hold out for another week or so), but that hasn’t stopped me making some new tree decorations. I wanted to continue the copper theme of my homemade decorations (the copper pipe advent calendar, and papercut wreath) – and copper pipe is definitely my craft material du jour right now. It’s easy to make this cute hanging decoration yourself… 1. Use a pipe cutter to cut 11 1cm pieces of 15mm copper pipe. 2. Tie each row together using thin cotton string or embroidery thread (you could also use…

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Step away from the tree

Normally I like to think this blog is all about finding ways to embrace living with young kids, but sometimes I’m happy to admit defeat. And when it comes to decorating my Christmas tree, it’s a whole different ball game. I can deal with toys around the place (admittedly the wooden ones only as the plastic’s hidden in cupboards and boxes). Children’s artwork on the wall? Not a problem at all. And I can handle messy toddler doodles all over my beautiful blackboard wall. But let my children decorate the family Christmas tree? You must be having a laugh. Over…

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