I’m a thrifty Christmas lover – I saved hundreds with a cheap hack to make pricey balloon arches out of baubles

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I’m a thrifty Christmas lover – I saved hundreds with a cheap hack to make pricey balloon arches out of baubles

WE’RE weeks away from getting into the loft and digging out the Christmas decorations, but what if you want something a little fancier than your classic clobber?

When our old metallic tinsel and vintage ornaments don’t cut the mustard, we often turn to celebrities for a little seasonal inspiration.


Crafty Lisa helps us decorate like celebrities this ChristmasCredit: Tiktok/@lisam6569

This year, the stars went crazy for decorative bows on special occasions.

While TOWIE’s Billie Shepherd went with Marvel-themed balloons on his fifth birthday, Tap-to-Tidy icon Stacey Solomon spent the spring season enjoying a floral spectacle that hugged the front door of Pickle Cottage.

If you thought that was impressive, one creative TikTok user took the idea a step further for a very festive – and incredibly cheap – showstopper.

Christmas-obsessed Lisa inspired more than six million people on her social media account by creating a wall of Christmas decorations using a few simple items from her local store.

She calls her creation ‘bauble trellis’ and gives simple instructions alongside her handy video.

“Add wire mesh to the wall using command hooks,” she suggests as she moves across an alcove in her home.

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“Next, fairy lights,” she adds, documenting a string of pretty lights woven through the wire.

Finally, she completes her masterpiece with an impressive collection of red, gold, pink, blue and green baubles, each with a matte, glitter or mirror design.

The finished trinket bow is a sight to behold, and Lisa’s followers have been pouring into the comments section with their praise.

“Omg yes yes yes yes new idea closed,” one user gushed.

“I love this idea and I need more of this kind of content,” added another.

Lisa’s handiwork even brought a few tears.

An expectant mother shared: “Did I, a pregnant woman, just have to convince myself not to cry because it made me long for Christmas? Yip.”

As comments poured in, Lisa made a comment of her own. She warned those hoping to try the artful idea to do so at their own risk.


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“DISCLAIMER – The hooks did not destroy the walls, but apparently use them at your own risk,” she encouraged.

But there is another four-legged risk on the cards – pets.

We all know the effect a few baubles on a Christmas tree can have on our cats, and a bauble bow is not immune to their curiosity.

One cat mom said, “Lmao my cats would absolutely demolish it.”

But her DIY decorating is still a hit, and homes across the country will be boasting a bauble wall this festive season.

Mesh wire is placed on Lisa's alcove wall


Mesh wire is placed on Lisa’s alcove wallCredit: Tiktok/@lisam6569
Fairy lights add a festive glow to the ball wall


Fairy lights add a festive glow to the ball wallCredit: Tiktok/@lisam6569

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