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.