Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
Ideas for Christmas on a Budget of (almost) Zero!
Christmas presents…simple painted stones that make paper-weights, door-stops or just lovely ornaments.
Here are some I made earlier!
Decorative Hearts made from scraps of material and stuffed with wool.
These make great presents and are easy to make.
Totally recycled too!
A cottage on a slate…simply stones glued onto an old roof slate, together with a mossy roof and a little painted door and window…beautiful and unique!
Make your own willow wreath and decorate it with ivy and pine cones…you’ll find instructions on how to make this on this site…
There is nothing nicer than receiving a beautiful table display for Christmas.
Scour local charity shops for a bowl or container, fill it with florist’s oasis and insert as much seasonal greenery as you like…with water in the oasis, this is guaranteed to last well into the New Year!
A few pine cones picked up in the woods and sprayed gold or silver will just top it off!
Hand-made gifts of jam, wine, sweets, woolly hats…be creative!
Who wants the same old chain store rubbish anyway?