How to make your own flat Christmas decorations

As Christmas is getting closer I know that most students like to give their flat that homely Christmas feeling and decorate their kitchen, hallways or bedrooms with colourful decorations. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Tinsel and a Christmas tree always goes down a treat. You can buy these cheaply and they are easy to put up. You can make your own decorations as a flat to put on the tree. We’ll start with how to make a simple

Wreath decoration…

What you will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon


  1. Thread the pipe cleaner through the holes of the buttons.
  2. Then bend the pipe cleaner in a circle so that it stays in place.
  3. Finally, add the ribbon to the top of the circle and tie it in a bow, so it looks like a wreath.
  4. Then it’s ready to hang on your tree or bedroom door!



What you will need:

  • Different coloured card
  • Pencils/crayons/pens/glitter (or whatever you wish to decorate)
  • Ribbon
  • Hole puncher


  1. Cut the coloured card into circles, however small or large you wish your decorations to be.
  2. Punch a hole at the top of the card then decorate the card however you wish using your pencils/crayons/pens/glitter/shapes etc.
  3. Then cut the ribbon to whatever length you wish and thread the ribbon through the hole and tie at the top.Untitled.png

Here’s one last idea, which I’m sure you’ll all love…

Toilet roll reindeer decorations.

What you will need:

  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Brown wallpaper samples
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Red pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue


  1. Cut the toilet rolls in half and glue the brown wallpaper around them.
  2. Pierce a whole through each side of the top of the toilet roll and thread the brown pipe cleaners through. Then twist the ends so that they look like antlers.
  3. Glue the red pom pom to the toilet roll to create a nose and glue the google eyes in place.
  4. Next, attach a ribbon to the back of the reindeer, so that you can hang it on your Christmas tree.


I hope that these ideas get you excited for Christmas and they come in useful for your flat! 🙂

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