It's official, there are only 5 working days left until Christmas Day. It's time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off after 'Mad Friday' and get cracking with last minute preparations! But before you hit the shops in blind panic and throw tinsel up haphazardly, why not kick back with a strong cup'a'Joe and read over some of our tips to help point you in the right direction.

Faux Snow

Snow is falling, all around me… No need to wait for snow, spread the joy with your own snow-like décor. Thread cotton balls on twine, spacing them out and securing each with a knot on either side as you go. Great fun to hang on the window and watch your family’s faces light up with childlike glee on Christmas morning!

make-your-own-faux-snow

 

Santa Selfie

This year, photo booths were everywhere at parties, weddings and events. It’s ridiculously easy to set up at home to create an unforgettable Christmas party. All you need to do is download this printable template here , get some foam backing and sticks (wooden skewers work well) and you’re ready to capture silly selfie snaps!

 

santa-selfie

 

Unique Decorations

Continuing our handmade Christmas decorations theme at the ID&C HQ, we’re getting creative with Tyvek wristbands. Simple yet effective!

Psst, don’t forget the last order date for Tyvek bands in time for Christmas is Wednesday 21st. Same for stock items too!

 

christmas-tree-tyvek-decorations

Personalised Sound Wave Print

Sometimes personalised favourite song gifts can seem a little…well, tacky. But this is far from it! Remember that song you and your mates went wild for at a festival this summer? A metallic sound wave print makes for a thoughtful gift and an awesome piece of art in one (£30, notonthehighstreet.com).

personalised-sound-wave-song

Reindeer Food

Every year Rudolph and his friends bust a gut to deliver all those presents and these days a raw carrot just won’t suffice! Guide Rudolph and his reindeer crew on Christmas Eve with magical reindeer food presented in cute hessian sacks. Your little ones can help join in on the fun for a real family effort.

 DIY-reindeer-food

Phew, now you're ready for your unconventional Christmas Day! Don't forget to share your efforts on our social pages, we love to see your unique ideas. The crazier the better!

Merry Christmas everyone and see you on the other side.