2015 will be my first year hosting Christmas so naturally I’m obsessively scanning Christmas collections for the nicest tablewares and decorations. I’ve decided to theme my Christmas table (yes, a theme for a table – this is my life) and my theme is ‘Christmas forest floor’. What better way to conjure up such a theme than to physically bring the forest floor to the table. So here’s what I’ve done so far…
1. Foraged for supplies
I went to the forest to collect spruce cones, spruce branches, twigs and holly leaves. I picked up some metallic gold spray for €1.49 in Dealz and an extra large can of snow spray in Heatons for €5.
2. Prepped – so that I wouldn’t coat tiles, walls or fiancé in gold
I laid out the leaves, branches, twigs and cones on cardboard, opened the window and put on a dust mask.
3. Sprayed with Christmas joy
I shook the cans before using them and sprayed the materials at a distance of approximately 30cms. I left them to dry overnight.
4. Carefully stored festive creations
For now, my DIY Christmas decorations are safely stored away. I plan to scatter them on the table on Christmas day. They could also be used to make garlands with some nice jute twine or ribbon.