Your tree

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Make this the year your tree has a re­ally per­sonal touch, by mak­ing your own baubles – it’s easy and very ef­fec­tive. Us­ing this gor­geous colour scheme of gold and navy, you can get a lux­u­ri­ous look on a bud­get. Here I use a mix­ture of yew, eu­ca­lyp­tus and holly to adorn the tree

Close the bauble with the cap and use gold or navy rib­bon – or even colou­ful twine – to make a hang­ing loop.

Buy empty glass baubles; fill with items such as blue spruce and eu­ca­lyp­tus sprayed gold. Use tweez­ers to ar­range.

Noth­ing says Christ­mas like berries, try co­toneaster, vibur­num, pyra­can­tha or berberis. Spray them gold and bind floristry wire around the stalk to hang.

Spray a sprig of holly gold. Take a piece of floristry wire, about 15cm long, and bind around the stalk, leav­ing enough to make a hang­ing loop.

Take the longest stalks of yew you can find and spray them gold. Fold around to make a cir­cle and at­tach the ends with reel wire. Hang with navy rib­bon.

Mini pic­ture frames are per­fect with eu­ca­lyp­tus leaves sprayed gold and en­cased in the glass. You could also use hon­esty seed­heads or a bay leaf.

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