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Affordable decorating ideas for a stylish Christmas Day

Article by Homes to Love

From place settings to gift wrapping and the ultimate gingerbread house, this budget-friendly guide to Christmas will help you set the scene… and the table

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Affordable decorating ideas for a stylish Christmas Day

Christmas is almost here, which means it’s time to get organised for hosting family and friends, so why not enjoy it! Let your creativity shine with decorating, gift wrapping, table settings and crafting – it’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

At Spotlight, there’s everything you need to decorate your table and take your Christmas party outdoors in style. Think matte-gold cutlery, charger plates and candles housed in glass to protect them from the breeze.

Red and gold don’t have to be a Christmas cliche when you add a local twist. Replace traditional pine branches with fronds from the garden or use gold-dusted faux foliage and berries (we won’t tell!).

Whether your festive look is rich and rustic or smart and sophisticated, just head along to your nearest Spotlight store. You’ll love choosing from the huge range of on-trend kitchen and outdoor dining collections, homewares, decorations, craft ideas and more.

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Create a glittering table

Gold brings a look that is both warm and sophisticated to your festive table. That enviable lavish, layered table setting is easy to achieve with sparkling gold chargers and textured placemats. These gold foil finished dinner and side plates from Spotlight are also dishwasher-safe, which makes them fun all year round! A faux pinecone, fern frond from the garden and some faux holly berries perfectly finish a personalised place setting.

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Wrap those gifts up 

Spotlight’s range of sleigh bells and tin baubles complement the vintage-inspired paper prints – and add just a little bling! Try alternating bows in different coloured ribbons to make that stack of pressies feel individual.

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Create a gingerbread street 

Why stop at a gingerbread house when you can create a village! DIY gingerbread kits from Spotlight are an easy addition to this layered ginger sponge and buttercream cake – simply attach them to the cake with dabs of fondant icing. Pipe white fondant through the corner of a hard plastic bag or use a gel icing pen for the finer details, then dust with icing sugar for a sweet and snowy finish.

Celebrate with Spotlight www.spotlight.com/nz

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