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If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, there’s no need to go without one this Christmas. Simply create a wall-mounted one instead! This wooden tree can be used as shelves to hold small gifts and decorations. Plus, the coat hooks on the base are the perfect place to hang your stockings! This version is painted in a distressed gold effect (read on to find out how this was achieved), but you could make it a traditional green tree, or pick a colour that works with your walls so that it can be used all year round. Cover the tree in tiny wire fairy lights and you’ve got a Christmas tree to be proud of. What you’ll need To do this DIY project you’ll need the following tools: Tenon saw Mitre box with mitre slots at 45° and 22.5° angles Or a cross-cut mitre saw Palm sander Paint brush…

Christmas trees are a staple of the season, and a great way to make your house feel festive. If this year you don’t fancy splashing out on a new one, sweeping up the pine cones and topping up the reservoir, why not be a little experimentative and try your hand at making one of these creative alternative Christmas trees instead! 1. Invisible tree What you’ll need: A metal structure to hang your strings from (eg. a steamer rack), fisherman’s string, lanyard rings, baubles, a hook Attach your baubles at varying lengths to fisherman’s wire, then secure the other end to a lanyard ring. Attach the hook to your metal structure to allow it to hang from the ceiling Attach your baubles, figuring out the placement of lengths beforehand, to the structure. This may take some rearranging (and detangling!) 2. Coffee Filters What you’ll need: coffee filters, cardboard (eg. a…

Got that friend or family member who does everything for themselves and is SO difficult to buy for? We’ve put together our top 10 gifts for the handyman, full of gadgets and tools which will excite and amaze them this Christmas. 1. Pocket Multi-tool For the friend or family member who has everything – give them all they could need in one handy tool! This multi-tool has pliers, scissors, a can opener, a knife, a blade… anything you can think of, it has it. All the components are locking, keeping it safe to use.  Don’t want to splash the cash? Why not check out this beautiful wallet friendly version. It features a rosewood handle and stainless steel blade. 2. Surgru We stand by that sugru might be one of the coolest products out there. It’s a moldable glue, which makes it super versatile. It can be used for anything from…

Love look and smell of Christmas trees but sick of the mess, the spillage, and the cats jumping all over your decorations? We’ve put together our top 8 best tips for Christmas tree care to help you save the stress and enjoy the holidays! Christmas Tree Care: 1. Saw it You’ll want to measure your tree against the height of your room before setting it up. If you need to make any adjustments to the base of the tree, measure and cut these outside to avoid getting sawdust all over your living room! Consider sawing a little off even if you don’t need to – it opens the pores up, and this increases water absorption. 2. Bringing it in If your tree has netting, be sure to keep this on for as long as you can. Bring your tree inside and set it up (making sure it’s far away from…