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DIY CHRISTMAS IDEAS

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share some great DIY festive ideas I’ve seen online to get into the holiday spirit.

Photos by Mike Krautter

These cute little DIY Christmas-tree reindeers are such a great idea to give away as gifts or to use for decorating your home. Just cut off the bottom and some pieces of the branches on your Christmas tree and follow the steps provided here!

“Sometimes the simplest things are right in your backyard” – Hannah Milman

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Who’s doesn’t love supersized decorations? These DIY giant ornament balloons are just so much fun, and brightens up any Christmas party! Find out how to make them yourself here.

Photo by Mandi Johnson

Photo by Mandi Johnson

I’m looking forward to try to make these DIY stencils, a great and easy way to personalize cakes or hot drinks (which we consume quite a lot of this festive season). Click here to find out how to make them or to download some templates.

Photo by Emily Scott (apartment 34)

Photo by Emily Scott (apartment 34)

This version of a modern Scandinavian inspired Christmas tree is perfect if you don’t want to get a real (or plastic) tree, especially in small apartments with limited space. The great thing is that you can just use whatever decorations you already have, or make some, and hang up! Find out more about how to DIY here.

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MARSALA

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Photo by Pantone

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 was just announced; Marsala – an earthy & robust tone.

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.” – Leatrice Eiseman (Pantone Colour Institute)

It will be interesting to see it popping up in design, fashion & interior throughout the year!

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SCANDI | JOHN LEWIS

Photo by Ingrid Opstad

“Scandinavia is known for its love of minimal, functional design, and this attitude pervades every corner of this cool, tranquil scheme.” – Ben Spriggs

This dressing table & stool both from Bethan Gray is so beautiful, and my absolute favorite items from the SCANDI collection. The dressing table is made with solid oak and has a marble top and brushed solid brass handles. The stool is also made with solid oak and has a upholstered grey fabric seat.

Photo by John Lewis

Photo by John Lewis

Some other favorites below:

All photos by John Lewis

John Lewis Scandi House Hanging Hook  /  John Lewis Frankie Oak Task Lamp  /  John Lewis Copenhagen Nord Cushion  /  LSA Lotta Olive Set

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