Step by Step instructions on how to make your own decorations
Written 9th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
Christmas decorations can be pricey. Once you've bought a tree to decorate you could be looking at quite a bit of additional expense.
Kate Jones the co-founder of The Natural Living Shop has shown her simple hack on how to make your own Christmas decoration using only two ingredients. And what is even better is it is plastic free!
Kate is passionate about lowering the use of plastics around the home. Her Instagram & Tiktok accounts are both called (@my_plastic_free_home) show fantastic hacks to achieve this.
In a video shared on her Instagram page, Kate showed how to make Scandi-style clay star-shaped Christmas tree ornaments. Similar types have been seen sold in big retail shops and on Etsy.
These rustic-looking stars are so fantastic they could be made, personalised and given away as Christmas presents.
How to make your own clay Christmas tree decorations
- Preheat oven to 140C.
- Next mix in a half cup of cornflour, one cup of bicarbonate of soda, and three-quarters of a cup of water.
- Heat the mixture until it is "the consistency of mashed potatoes" and leave it to cool.
- Dust your surface with cornflour, roll out until the thickness of five millimetres and cut your shapes.
Kate chooses to make little festive stars, but you can get creative and make whatever shapes you think would best suit your Christmas tree's theme. At this point, you should also add in your hole. Kate said: "I used a little skewer."
She added: "They are hard setting and need the holes before putting in the oven because if you try and force the hole wider they will break."
Finally, bake the decorations in the oven for 20 minutes, turning halfway. Kate added: "If they are bigger shapes they might need a little longer, they shouldn’t be squidgy when you take them out."
Find other hacks and ways of saving money this Christmas on The Best Christmas Hacks