6 easy Christmas styling ideas from Instagram
This Christmas, we’ve been scouring Instagram to find new ideas for festive crafts and decorations. Read on for Christmas wrapping ideas, table styling and decoration inspiration from some of the social platform’s most creative minds…
Christmas wrapping ideas
108 million rolls worth of wrapping paper are binned in the UK each year– and those featuring foil and glitter aren’t recyclable. Embrace plain brown paper instead and jazz up with these ideas…
Calligrapher Olivia Lin of @atiliay transforms her packages with just a pen and the power of a cheerful festive message – you could use the name of the recipient, too. Handwriting more scrawl than flowing script? Doodle snowflakes, stars, snowmen – whatever takes your festive fancy – instead.
For a special finishing touch, add a natural embellishment like @beesforbusiness, who run present topper (and beekeeping) workshops on their honey farm in Lincolnshire. Tie together a small posy of seasonal foliage with string or keep things simple with a sprig of rosemary or dried orange slices, both which will smell great too.
Christmas table styling ideas
Make like food writer @skyemcalpine and group apples, pears and bunches of grapes on your Christmas table for medieval glamour that’s affordable and edible.
Prefer a more colourful look? Opt for oranges and pomegranates, slicing open a few to reveal their interiors.
Bringing out your best dinnerware? Create a sense of occasion by layering plates on top of each other for a tiered effect. Forgo complicated folding and tie cloth napkins into a loose knot like Atlanta-based stylist @theprissyplatecompany– easy and chic.
Ideas for Christmas decorations
You’ve seen sliced dried oranges before, but crafting blogger @hej_hanse makes stars from dried tangerine peel, as ‘invented’ by her grandfather. Visit her Instagram and click the IGTV tab for a video tutorial.
Blogger Danielle of @slo.gathered.home fills repurposed glass bottles with water and pine clippings and tops with taper candles for a serene Christmas centrepiece. Thrifty (and eco-friendly), you might even be able to put this together with items you already own.
Have you used any of these ideas in your home, or have any of your own? Let us know in the comments!