French Shabby Chic – Not a piece of tinsel in sight

You don’t have to turn your back on your love of shabby chic this Christmas in favour of red and green baubles with a hearty helping of silvery glitter and gold tinsel hanging from every surface.  You can indulge your passion for the French Shabby Chic look even over the festive period.

Homemade (or shop-bought which look homemade!) decorations in beautiful fabric designs will add a touch of rustic charm to your Christmas tree or fireplace.  Bunting instead of tinsel will make your home stand out from the rest and a tablecloth in pretty plaid will set your table up for the most important meal of the year.

And it’s not just the decor aspect to consider at this time of year – why not give a French shabby chic gift to a loved one.  There are many available to choose from or, if you have the time and creativity, why not make your own?  Nothing says that you are thinking about them more than a lovely homemade gift.  If you can’t quite stretch to making a larger, more intricate item, something as simple as homemade jam with a fabric top will look wonderful as part of a hamper or even on its own.  If you don’t want to start something completely from scratch, take a new wooden photo frame and give it a distressing finish to make it unique. 

Get the kids involved to out their own unique stamp on things too and you will end up with unique and wonderful decorations and gifts which will be appreciate by all of your guests this Christmas time.

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