Wood­land magic

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A rus­tic up­cy­cled Christ­mas set­ting is easy and af­ford­able to cre­ate. All you need is a small tree, a few lay­ers of fab­ric and some cre­ative flair.

Hand­made dec­o­ra­tions will bring an ar­ti­sanal feel to your oc­ca­sion. Use a small log to cre­ate the round wooden dec­o­ra­tions pic­tured on this tree. Saw 2cm-thick discs off the log, drill a hole in each and thread a piece of fab­ric through for hang­ing. These would make great coast­ers and gift tags, too.

Use hes­sian, fab­ric, pa­per and old boxes to wrap your presents. These can be reused af­ter­wards. Nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and raw edges are key. Use twine or torn fab­ric in place of rib­bons and add dried or fresh flow­ers and fo­liage as a fin­ish­ing touch.

For your ta­ble set­ting, use a frayed piece of fab­ric or a linen table­cloth and hunt for mis­matched crock­ery and vin­tage fur­ni­ture at your lo­cal op-shop.

yhg STYLE TIP A pot­ted Christ­mas tree can be kept out­side all year, then styled just for De­cem­ber. Dec­o­rate with wooden or­na­ments and wrap the pot or base in fab­ric.

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