Three hot Christmas trends part 1
Excited about Christmas but not sure what theme give your Christmas decs and table? Well look no further… This is the first of two posts showing you a range of our favourite festive looks for Christmas 2018. We’ve got three fab themes here plus some ideas of how you can add a personal touch with uni-ball pens.
AN ILLUSTRATED XMAS
Cute illustrated character motifs are in abundance this year. They add an artful, playful touch to your yuletide celebration. You can go full-on by getting charming containers, cosies and cups for a woodland look like the ones above from George Home.
For a more restrained take on this theme, you can opt for simple fir-tree illustrated crockery with a whimsical touch like this beautiful set from Marks & Spencer. Or go for fun Christmas kitsch with this lovely Santa plate from Sainsbury’s.
If you’re feeling Christmas crafty why not get your POSCA paint pens out and have a go at drawing festive characters on wooden utensils? Simply draw out in pencil first and fill in with your favourite POSCA paint markers.
If you’re after something fun but a little more grown up, plump for brightly coloured baubles and wrap in metallic shades. Embrace the jewel theme and dress your tree with a mix of vibrant metallic hues like these beauties from Paperchase above.
If you love these jewel shades but are not sure about going all out bling then can go subtle. Introduce pops of jewel colour by using emerald green shiny baubles with frosted trees. Or brighten up your gifting with shades of metallic greens and golds as seen here from John Lewis.
For another metallic touch, adorn plain gift boxes by drawing on them with SIGNO broad pens. We’ve illustrated our boxes with easy wreath designs. The work really well on both dark and light paper and card so they’re great for gifting and Christmas card-making.
For the ultimate in subtle sophistication, embrace black, white and subtle shades of cream and grey. We love this Scandi-inspired black and white, Christmas tree bedding from Debenhams for a cool take on a festive theme. This lovely cream wreath from Next also adds a sophisticated touch to your seasonal decorations.
There is still room for whimsy when it comes to this theme, check out this beautiful Next cutlery, which cleverly incorporates stunning brush script and dainty stars.
Why not go subtle yourself when it comes to cardmaking? Use black and grey uni PIN pens to create cool card designs in black or grey like these simple sketched greetings. You could even use the pens on gift tags for a fully co-ordinated look.