Put your creative mark on this year's festivities and transform your home with homemade decorations crafted by you and the children in your life. After all, Christmas is a time for family - and what better way to come together?

We've put together a selection of simple, downloadable guides to help you create beautiful homespun touches that are cheap to make and as vibrant as your imagination allows.

Perfect for children as well as more experienced mummy crafters, these six seasonally-inspired craft projects are designed to inject your house with your very own festive glow!

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What's more we will be celebrating the best crafters among you and launching our Christmas Cracker competition. Open to bloggers, this competition is a chance to win £500 Amazon vouchers - just in time for Christmas!

To enter send in photos of your best, most exquisitely decorated crackers, crafted from our downloadable guide and publish a blog sharing how you made it. The winner will be decided by us, cartridgesave.co.uk, on 18th December so send your photos to christmas@cartridgesave.co.uk with link to your blog to take part.

CLICK ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR 'HOW TO' GUIDE

3D Christmas tree decorations

Pretty trees for your tree! Super easy to make they are a great mess-free activity to do with children.

Christmas crackers

Make Christmas go with a bang with your very own personalised crackers! Add your favourite jokes and fill with gifts your family will love. Plus you're recycling at the same time. Halo for you!

Advent Calendar

Start the Christmas countdown with a homemade advent calendar. Highly personalised, each window will offer a surprise delight that's made even more special because it's been placed by you. Sweet.

Christmas paper wreath

Put last year's Christmas cards and wrapping paper to good use and make a paper wreath for every door in your house.

Singing Angel Tree Decorations

Sweet singing baubles to make your Christmas tree a celestial feast!

Merry Mitten Christmas cards

Send your loved ones colourful Christmas cards - a festive hug in an envelope.