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Getting Ready for Christmas

Posted by Michelle Nugent on

It’s time! It’s 6th November, Bonfire Night and Halloween are behind us which means we can officially talk about Christmas! The shop is starting to look very festive with lots of twinkly lights and decorations as well as plenty of gift items, and we’re starting to plan for the big day.

Makey-do-ey Day
We’re inspired by a friend’s family Christmas tradition called ‘Makey-do-ey’ day where three generations gather together to make decorations, cards, pudding and cake. Gran does the prep by laying on stacks of greenery from the garden, craft bits, ingredients and has been known to dry fruit in the oven ready to make wreaths. Alcohol is usually involved and you get a sense that although everyone protests about having to appease gran by showing up, they all secretly love it!

If you don’t have the time or inclination to make decorations from scratch, you can cheat a little by assembling a few purchased bits into a Christmas display, like our star with greenery. 

What You Need

  • A Large Star Decoration 
  • Hanging Tree Decorations
  • Greenery - real or faux
  • Battery operated LED Lights (optional)
  • Ribbon or twine

A selection of all of the above are available at Camperdown Lane except ribbon and twine. 

We found a large choice of ribbon, including the jute ribbon used here, at The Range and we got the twine from Wilko.

How to Assemble

  1. Start by deciding whether you want to have lights on your decoration or not. If you decide to use them, the first job is to wrap the lights all around the large star, taking care to put the battery pack in a discrete place.
  2. Next, select a sprig or two of greenery and your favourite hanging tree decoration.
  3. Tie these items together to the side of the top point of the star using ribbon or twine.

And that’s it! A fabulous decoration that can be hung on the wall, propped on a shelf or mantlepiece or be used in place of a door wreath.

Keep an eye on our blog over the coming weeks for more decoration ideas.


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