5 Creative Christmas Decoration Ideas Your Family Will Love

Four honeycomb Christmas decorations

Putting up the Christmas decorations is a wonderful festive tradition enjoyed by families across the country. Transforming your home into a gorgeous Yuletide grotto really does signal the start of the holiday season!

This year, we’ve got some clever DIY decorating ideas that’ll help make your home look extra special. Using just a few balloons, paper decorations and our handy free printables, you can create something magical in just a few simple steps.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Happy Holly Days

A holly Christmas decoration made from four green star balloons and two red honeycomb decorations

Do want to deck your halls with boughs of holly, but don’t fancy jabbing your fingers on all those prickly leaves? Here’s the answer you’re looking for!

We’ve made a pretty convincing piece of holly using some star-shaped green balloons for the leaves and a couple of red honeycomb decorations for the berries. It’ll look lovely adorning the walls of your home this Christmas!

How to make your own

  1. Inflate four green star balloons.
  2. Attach two red honeycomb decorations to your wall with pins or sticky tape, so that they look like a pair of berries.
  3. Arrange two balloons on each side of the honeycomb berries and attach to your wall with sticky tape.

Honeycomb Heroes

Four Christmas decorations made from honeycomb ceiling ornaments to look like Santa, an elf, Rudolph and a snowman.

For these decorations, we’ve taken a selection of plain honeycomb ceiling decorations and turned them into your favourite festive characters!

As you can see, you’ve got Santa Claus, one of his elves, a snowman and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer! All your accessories can be found in these free printables we’ve put together for you, so each one is really quick and easy to put together.

How to make your own

  1. Get your honeycomb decorations together.
  2. Print and cut out all your accessories.
  3. Add two gold buttons and a belt to a red honeycomb decoration for Santa.
  4. Add two white buttons, a white collar and a belt to a green honeycomb decoration for your elf.
  5. Add two eyes, a carrot nose and four buttons to a white honeycomb decoration to create your snowman.
  6. Add two eyes, antlers and a red nose to a gold honeycomb decoration for Rudolph.
  7. Hang each one from your ceiling.

Pretend Presents

Christmas decoration made from cube-shaped balloons to look like presents.

Who says you have to wait until Christmas morning to get your hands on some presents? While these are a bit lighter than the gifts you’d normally find under your tree, they do look very pretty and best of all, they’re super simple to make!

All we’ve done is taken some Cubez balloons and tied a ribbon around them so they look like presents. They’re available in a range of colours and decorating them couldn’t be easier!

How to make your own

  1. Choose a selection of coloured Cubez balloons.
  2. Tie some festive ribbons around each one, just as you would with a real Christmas present.
  3. Arrange in a corner of the room.

Festive Balloon Wreath

A festive Christmas wreath made from colourful balloons.

Here’s a fun twist on the traditional Christmas wreath, made entirely from balloons! We’ve gone for classic Christmassy greens and reds, with a little pink thrown in, but you can use any combination of colourful balloons you like.

How to make your own

  1. Inflate all your balloons. We used about 40 for our large wreath, so if you only want a little one, simply halve the number of balloons!
  2. Sort them into bunches of between three and five balloons and tie each one securely together with string.
  3. Arrange the balloon bunches in a circle, leaving a hole in the middle.
  4. Attach them to a wall, door or window with sticky tape.
  5. Decorate with a ribbon, if you like!

Christmas Paper Plate Decorations

Christmas decorations made from paper plates to look like Santa, Rudolph, a snowman and a Christmas pudding.

While you’d usually find these plates on a festive buffet table, we see this as yet another opportunity to get creative with your Christmas décor.

All you need is a pack of white, red and brown paper plates, and some chocolate balls. Got them? Right, now let’s put a festive twist on things and turn them into a Christmas pudding, Santa, Rudolph and a snowman!

How to make your own

For the Christmas pudding

  1. Take a white paper plate and cut out a section of Christmas pudding icing.
  2. Stick this onto a brown paper plate
  3. Cut some holly leaves out of green card and use it to decorate your plate, along with two chocolate balls covered in red foil.

For your Santa Claus

  1. Take a white paper plate and cut out Santa’s beard.
  2. Stick this onto a red paper plate.
  3. Add a couple of chocolate balls for Santa’s eyes and nose.

For Rudolph

  1. Take two brown paper plates and use one to cut out two reindeer antlers.
  2. Stick these onto the edge of your other plate.
  3. Add a couple of chocolate balls for Rudolph’s eyes and nose.

For your snowman

  1. Take a white paper plate.
  2. Create your snowman’s face using chocolate balls for the eyes, nose and mouth. This one isn’t that difficult really, is it!

Then, you can simply leave these around your home as a fun surprise for party guests. If you want to stick them to walls, doors or windows, simply draw on each character’s facial features instead of using chocolates. Easy-peasy!

Show us your best efforts

If you’ve tried out these fun decorations for your Christmas party, we’d love to know how you got on! Visit us on Facebook or Instagram and share your party snaps!

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