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  1. Do it with glass: Another table setting suggested by Consol has jars and bottles that you decorate with lace or glitter or that you paint in shades of flowers picked from your garden. Glass products are available from the Consol shop in Woodmead (011 603 2080) and Stell ...
  2. Do it with glass: Consol says you don't have to spend a fortune on your table setting. This cosy rustic one with red accents has pine cones and jars filled with sweets or biscuits. Glass products are available from the Consol shop in Woodmead (011 603 2080) and Stellenb ...
  3. Do it with glass: For something different and meaningful, fill a jar with festive wishes or greetings and get your guests to pick one before they leave. Use white and coloured paper to suit your table scheme. Glass products are available from the Consol shop in Woodmead ...
  4. Modern and polished: If you are prefer a contemporary colour palette of white and silver, with pops of forest green, be sure to add interest with contrasting textures  glass, mirror balls, neutral fabric and heavily textured flowers.White candelabras will add height and ...
  5. ECO CHIC IDEAS from Stefan Norval of Afresh: A glass ball, a gold cord and an air plant and you have an unusual but eco-chic ornament. Air plants grow with the misting of water and sunlight. They are available at most nurseries, such as the Lifestyle Garden Centre in Ran ...
  6. ECO CHIC IDEAS from Stefan Norval of Afresh: Make your own paper Christmas trees out of old books. Get rid of the cover. Cut out a section of the book, keeping the book binding intact. Take the top left corner of the page and fold it, then fold the folded page once more ...
  7. ECO CHIC IDEAS from Stefan Norval of Afresh: Create this DIY snow globe with a Consol jar (or any old jar for that matter), some slangbos and synthetic snow. It will cost you about R35 to make. For more info on Afresh, visit afreshevent.co.za
  8. Festive fynbos: Cover a cone made of cardboard with Slangbos and decorate with a string of kolkol flower heads. Dust the fynbos tree with gold glitter and put a red felt star on top. Stefan Norval says the cost of creating it is about R25.
  9. These lovely Christmas decorations are hand sewn by a group of women in Makapanstad in North West. Heartfelt decorations are available at a shop called Art of Happiness in Parkhurst, Joburg. For more information on their prices, stockists near you and the project, e-mail ...
  10. Assemble the paper Oh Christmas Tree with your kids. Costing R250 at In Good Company, it comes with ornaments. Picture: Antoine de Ras
  11. All the rage are paper ornaments such as this cake stand from In Good Company, R120. Get your kids to help you assemble it and fill it with cup cakes. Picture: Antoine de Ras
 

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