I've had these ideas pinned to one of my boards on Pinterest just waiting to be used. Christmas seems like the perfect excuse.
Flower pom poms are sometimes seen at weddings and summer parties but can easily be adapted for Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations.
Images from Pinterest
I also came across these amazing retro onion decorations:
DIYAlso found on Pinterest a rather handy tutorial for the flower pom poms!
And an easy to follow video too!
Last weekend my husband and I had an enjoyable afternoon making our own versions of the above pom poms and retro onions! We had such a laugh and made a few mistakes along the way. (You don't need to know that my husband thought it was hysterical to use two of the discarded pom poms to pretend he was a cheerleader (!) not pretty)
My husband got all the "manly" jobs like cutting and stapling and i concentrated on the "fluffing!" The results are really festive.
Our theme for the house this year is simple red and white. We've hung about 11 of these decorations above the dining room table from different heights and it gives it a really unique feel when you're sat underneath them. We made various sizes of the pom poms and retro onions to create variety and depth.
The retro onion decorations are the easiest things in the world to make: Card, guillotine, (or scalpel and metal ruler with a cutting mat) stapler, bakers twine or ribbon, a hole punch and drawing pins to attach to the ceiling.
*Easy to follow tutorial here.
If you can't be bothered...
If you've run out of time, are too busy or just not feeling crafty, you could buy these honeycomb paper decorations that I bought from M&S for £9.99 which I've hung in the lounge. Then just sit back with a Bailey's and a mince pie and enjoy your handy work! Merry Christmas!