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Festive decorating with kids

26 November 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 make
Hang festive greenery indoors
Mix 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

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’


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.

Made by

Styling: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Christina Bull
Follow Lilly at stillesbunt.at