This year however I decided that we'd make our own for an extra oomph of sentimentality and also to earn some serious parenting brownie points to counteract the fact that we had both been in our pyjamas all day.
As much as it pains me to admit, I aren't particularly 'arty farty' but these decorations were incredibly easy to make with minimal fuss or mess!
Here is how we made our Homemade Salt Dough Christmas decorations.
Mix: 1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
And here is Freddie having a wonderful time, being an ever so compliant 15 month old decorating his salt dough with precision to rival Van Gough.
And as any mother of a 15 month old will know, this picture is a complete set up and within precisely 17 seconds he'd eaten the paint brush and smeared paint on all 4 corners of the living room!