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Festive decorating with kids

01-Nov-2016
This winter, get children involved in making your home sparkle! For Lilly and her daughters, decorating together is a yearly tradition. ‘It makes this time of year feel special,’ says Lilly. She shares her ideas.
Ideas for arts and crafts with kids
Let kids get messy
At their fingertips
Lilly puts all the craft supplies within easy reach for Emma (six) and Frieda (three). ‘They’re free in what they make and how,’ she says. ‘Creativity needs mess!’
Mix decorations with lights and foliage
Dress your windows
Try combining homemade decorations with seasonal greenery and fairy lights for extra twinkle. ‘Garlands always look beautiful,’ says Lilly.
Salt dough decorations are easy to makeHang festive greenery indoorsMix twinkly lights with greenery
‘The girls are proud that they’ve made unique decorations and I’m proud of their creations’
Lilly, lifestyle blogger and PR, Austria
Use festive cookie cutters
Bake some seasonal shapes
Make salt dough from 140g flour, 140g salt and 112ml water, cut into shapes and put in the oven. ‘It’s great because you can re-use it,’ says Lilly. ‘It’s nice for the girls to see what they made the year before.’
Use salt dough to make reusable decorations
A portrait of Lilly
‘Trying out new ideas is part of the fun. From making wrapping paper and cards to hanging ornaments
– anything goes’
Lilly
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
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Styling: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Christina Bull
Follow Lilly at stillesbunt.at