Why You Should Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

As the weather gets colder, it gets closer and closer to the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas. As you start to get the decorations out of the loft, instead of buying more to add to your ever-growing collection, why not make your own? Here at Craft & Hobby we think that making your own Christmas decorations is the way forward: here’s why.

Making memories


Picture the scene: all your favourite people, sat around a table, having a good time as they make some gorgeous Christmas ornaments and decorations for your home. As soppy as it may sound, using Christmas decorations as an activity that the whole family can do is a brilliant way of making memories. Not only that, but the ornaments you make will serve as a reminder of the time you all took to sit down together and make things that you can pass down through the years and talk about for many Christmases to come.




As it approaches the holiday season, it becomes more and more apparent that we are responsible for a lot of the waste that cannot be recycled in the world. By making your own decorations, you are eliminating the need for plastic packaging and plastic ornaments, instead opting for something better for the environment, like paper or felt. Plus, you can even use bits of plastic, like bottles or packaging, to make your ornaments. It’s a lot less wasteful and is also highly effective.


Reduces Costs


Everyone knows that Christmas can be a very expensive time of year. With presents, Christmas markets, meals, alcohol – the list is endless, as is the cost. By making your own, you can save money that can be spent elsewhere, like buying yourself a little Christmas present, or giving some money to charity. Ultimately, this is an easy way to save money, whilst still celebrating the season and getting into the festive spirit. What more could you want?