Christmas tree decorations aren’t half pricey, so why spend a fortune on baubles, tinsel and stars – let’s face it, they look tacky anyway – when you can make your own bespoke ones at home for half the price and a whole lot more fun to boot?

We’ve put together three alternative Christmas tree decorations you can make at home using some simple craft products and a little spice of creativity.


The kids will love making these. Here’s how you craft toilet roll creatures.

Get together:

  • Some toilet roll tubes
  • Scissors
  • Paint, felt or sandpaper
  • Stickers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Buttons
  • Glue

Get cracking:

  • Grab your scissors and cut the toilet roll tubes in half
  • Cover each one with some paint, felt or sandpaper – think of using different colours to mix things up a bit
  • Make your toilet roll come alive – grab some googly eyes or buttons and glue on some eyes
  • Tack on some pipe cleaners or these striped stems to give the toilet roll some ears
  • Jazz it up with some stickers or glitter
  • Voila. From corner of the bathroom to pride of place on the Christmas tree in five minutes. Done.

By Cass Art London