Money-saving Christmas tips from Kirstie AllsoppThursday, 03 November 2011 12:10
With this year’s Christmas festivities putting a strain on already-stretched British budgets, a few money-saving tips will be welcome in most family homes.
B&Q have teamed up with TV homes, interiors and craft queen Kirstie Allsopp to offer some brilliant ideas for a frugal family Christmas.
“Its all about those small extra touches, you don’t need to spend much money, just use a little imagination and off you go!” Kirstie said.
Firstly, don’t waste a fortune on wrapping. Use simple brown paper to wrap presents or experiment with leftover wallpaper, and reuse old Christmas cards for gift tags.
Use pine cones and Christmas tree cuttings for making festive garlands and wreaths and look for cut-price tinsel for a cheap touch of sparkle.
Mix up homemade decorations with your shop bought to give your Christmas tree a unique look
Get the kids involved and try a B&Q You Can Do It DIY class, with special festive sessions to help seven to 11 year olds make bird boxes to sledges and wooden Christmas trees for the festive season.
The You Can Do It classes cost between £5 - £20 and are led by specially trained B&Q expert.
For more tips from Kirstie Allsopp, see her special B&Q Christmas video.