The second weekend of December is when the Christmas decorations go up at That's Not My Age Mansions. That's the rule. Any sooner is, well, just a bit previous. The small artificial tree will be spruced up once again and the decorations unwrapped. I much prefer traditional decos like these glass baubles from Toast or handmade objects from RE.
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Which got me thinking about DIY decorations - just like mother used to make. Except I won't be using tin foil milk bottle tops. We were poor, alright! No, I've been stealing ideas from this Homemade Christmas & Festive Decorations book by Ros Badger with Elspeth Thompson (£5.99 from Sainsbury's).
Like this garland made from old Christmas cards - only problem is I recycle mine on the twelfth night. Would it be rude to cut up this year's?
And these recycled gift tags. Hold on, is that a milk bottle top I can see?
In the olden days, I always made my own Christmas cards - they were dire but no one complained. And now Clintons has gone out of business, it just feels right to get crafty. So much better to add that personal touch, don't you think?
Have you put your decorations up yet?