Wait! 5 ways to decorate with fairy lights all year round

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As soon as the decorations come down on Twelfth Night it always seems to me that a previously homely house looks suddenly bare. It’s just too depressing! So whilst I don’t suggest we become strange Christmas people who never take down their tree and eat turkey 365 days of the year, I am going to… 

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Last-minute shoppers welcome!

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We know all too well what it’s like to cram in all your online shopping in time for the last post, so at Decorator’s Notebook all Express Delivery orders received by 12 noon on Friday 20th are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas to UK mainland addresses… phew! Here are just a few of the lovely… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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Our gingerbread tags in Sunday Times Style!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed having a go at your own gingerbread tags and garlands… I’ve just got my hands on the page in Sunday Times Style where they were featured so thought I’d pop it up here so you can have a look! {© Sunday Times Style}

Homemade gingerbread gift tags & garlands

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Welcome to everyone joining us today from Sunday Times Style – it’s lovely to have you here! I was thrilled to be invited to put together an idea for their Christmas gift wrap feature this weekend. These edible gingerbread gift tags start giving before your parcel has even been opened – a definite bonus! If… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

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I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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FREE PRINTABLE: Christmas holiday gift tags 2013

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Each year we love designing a special set of festive Christmas gift tags for you to download and print as a little ‘thank you’ for following and supporting Decorator’s Notebook. For 2013 we’ve chosen a vintage flora and fauna theme so you can use them for Christmas or any occasion through the winter months. There… 

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House tour: Christmas Scandinavian style

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December is here so festive planning has well and truly begun chez Decorator’s Notebook… and it also means I can share the first Christmas house of the season with you! It’s a Swedish villa that been decorated in quite a subtle style with lots of layered textiles and natural elements to create an oh-so-Scandinavian feel…. 

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