1. Paint your own napkins

    Forget plain ol’ white napkins on your festive table. Grab some paint brushes, paint and stencils and paint your own festive napkins. You can use any stencils that match your decor, from stars, to trees to a proudly South African protea. If you don’t have stencils, you can also make your own. Here’s how we did our DIY Christmas napkins.

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    1. Make your own napkin rings

    We love the abundance of fresh herbs and flowers available over the festive season! Use a variety of fresh herbs and leaves to make your own napkin rings – here is our DIY napkin ring tutorial.

    1. Fold your own origami Christmas trees

    This is a fun one you can do with the kids. Get beautiful paper, some scissors and decorative items and fold your own origami Christmas trees for the table.

    1. Make your own South African-inspired Christmas wreath

    You can hang this Christmas wreath at your front door, or use it as a centre-piece for your Christmas table. It is a beautiful addition to your festive table and once the festivities are done, you can move it to another table in your house. So quick, so easy and so simple, but so effective. Here’s how to make your own Christmas wreath.

    Christmas wreath DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

    1. Get creative and make your own alternative Christmas tree

    Tired of the old fake Christmas tree with the same old ornaments year after year? Why not spice things up a bit and use objects around your house to create an alternative Christmas tree? Take a look at some of our fun, Christmas tree ideas.

    1. Wrap your gifts with brown paper and add these free printable Christmas gift tags

    We’re obsessed with the natural Christmas gift wrapping trend. There is nothing more beautiful than gifts wrap in brown paper with a colourful bow and one of our free Christmas gift tags. These black and gold gift tags are the perfect addition to your Christmas gifts. It’s the perfect inexpensive Christmas gift wrapping ideas.

    Download free Christmas gift tags – Set 1 

    Download free Christmas gift tags – Set 2

    Free Christmas gift tags

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com