Make your own decorations.
There is so many decorations you can handmake yourself. Remember the last week I gave you the recipe for gingerbread men? Well use thoose cookie cutters to draw & cut out shapes that you can use for the Christmas tree or as present labels. How about a gingerbread man garland? dig out whatever cookie cutters you have star shapes, tree shapes or simple draw your own templates. All you need is some coloured card, scissors, colouring pens, glitter, string & some imagination. Or if you are really clever with a needle & cotton how about using the cutters & making felt gingerbread men.

How To make a gingerbread man garland:-

1.  Fold a length of paper accordion style. The width of the pleats should be the width of the pattern. Fold so both ends are on the same side. You can make the chain as long as you like.
2. Use your gingerbread man cookie cutter as a template to draw around.Place it on your accordion pleats so the arms and legs are touching the 2 loose endsTrace the pattern on the accordion pleats and cut out.

If you havnt got the time to make a gingerbread garland yourself how about this cute felt one I found over on http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/
Felt Gingerbread Man Garlan by Cherish
£22
Gingerbread Man GarlandDetail of Gingerbread Man

Dont forget while we are in the spirit of Christmas I am hosting a prize give away over on my facebook page ....
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finishing-Touch-Interiors/120383714678113
......for this gorgeous figgy pudding tea cosie. pop on over & visit my facebook page, like the page & leave me a post telling me what your favourite item is from my boutique, simple & you are entered for a chance to win xx
 
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