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Home Living : November 27th 2012
Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com SIMPLE BUT STUNNING Organisational expert Nina Rosace says decorations should be simple. Decorate front doors with wreaths and surrounding areas with lots of lights. SMELLS LIKE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Smell should play a big role in Christmas decoration, says feng shui expert Jenny Blume. Sage, pine and frankincense are powerful scents to use. BRANCH OUT FROM THE NORM Bonsais make good Christmas gifts. Bunnings garden experts also say orchids are much loved, as are tropical flowers, and make bright and beautiful gifts. PUT YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS TO WORK Janita Singh PLANNING PRESENTS Bunnings is offering DIY home projects online and workshops instore leading to Christmas. Details: bunnings.com.au INSIDE: Child protect your home Crafty Christmas gifts THERE IS MAGIC IN THE AIR CHRISTMAS --- a word filled with excitement and memories. Like most, this is my favourite holiday, bringing with it magic in the air, endless hours of shopping, deck- ing the halls and getting the house ready for entertainment. In my house, it starts looking like Christmas in early November with my nine-year-old dressing up the Christmas tree and leaving a long list of presents for Santa. This brings me to the other important aspect of Christmas --- the presents. Presents are very much part of this festive affair but this should not be about panic or breaking the family budget. Planning your Chr- istmas gift strategy early by work- ing out what people want can cut the stress of Christmas shopping and save money. Bunnings National Leisure Buyer Cameron Rist says its im- portant to make a list, set a budget and stick to it. He suggests choosing practical gifts for the home and something the whole family can enjoy. To save money, get creative and make your own. ''Christmas is the perfect time to put your creative genius to work and create unique and memorable gifts,'' says Mr Rist. A homemade gift created specifically for someone is a genu- ine treasure. You can also bag bargains by shopping online, picking handy treasures from thrift shops, going to garage sales or turning your trash to treasure. Fair Trading urges consumers to be careful when shopping. Shop around and com- pare prices, keep re- ceipts, check refunds and warranty policies, use only reputable sel- lers and sites online. When buying products from overseas, always check whether the manufacturer has ser- vice arrangements in Australia. *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers and is valid for a limited time only. 33638 SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) www.sydneyblinds.com.au 30 Years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. 60% OFF* BLINDS LET THAT SUMMER BREEZE IN UP TO ON ALL SECURITY DOORS PROMO CODE: NORTH WEST SUMMER SELLOUT! FREE quotes ALL suburbs FREE CLOSER & BUG SEAL CARPORTS - PERGOLAS - AWNINGS - TIMBER DECKS A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOU QUALITY AND PERSONALISED SERVICE. FREE DESIGN & QUOTE Master Builder Lic. No. 176377c PH: 1300 765 895 www.austekhomeimprovements.com.au 2142412 27/11 PTY. LTD HOME IMPROVEMENTS
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