DIY and Crafts

This terrazzo-themed tree sets a new bar for Christmas decor

Say ‘so long!’ to sparkly red and green – channel a contemporary Christmas theme with a touch of terrazzo

Timeless terrazzo in shades of brown and beige adds an earthy feel to a neutral yet welcoming space.

The tree

We’re still loving the trend for all things terrazzo so made some air-dried clay decorations with a terrazzo effect and paired them with stained wooden baubles. Both sets of decorations are inexpensive but work beautifully together, especially with this dark timber sideboard.

The project

To make terrazzo-look decorations:

  • Roll out white air-drying clay to a 1cm thickness.
  • Push tiny chips of Fimo in shades of brown into the top surface.
  • Cut out large circles and use a skewer to make a hole in each, near the edge.
  • Leave to dry for 48 hours then thread with ribbon and hang.

The Accessories

This living space shows how a functional room can be made Christmassy with a few simple touches. The luxe combination of neutrals and timber just needed a simple tree and a pile of gifts wrapped in delicious hues of caramel, mocha and chocolate to be ready for Santa.

Style tip: Brown kraft paper is inexpensive, easy to wrap with and works as a background for any number of gorgeous gift colour schemes.


Words and styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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