Christmas is officially less than a month away, and people are already decking the halls.

Trees and trimmings have been put up left, right and centre over the weekend – but this year you may not have to push the boat out on decs.

If you're trying to cut back this festive season due to the cost of living crisis, one savvy mum has shared a great way to trim up your home for less.

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Suraka Martinez, known online as @surakajane, is known for sharing DIY advice with her over 10,000 followers.

Now the clever mum has revealed how she transformed her glass doors into a display fit for Santa's Grotto.

In the video, Suraka said: "So I’ve been wondering what to do with these windows and I’ve really overdone it on the stickers, and then I saw the video linked below and it gave me an idea.

"I ran straight to Tesco and picked up some liquid chalk pens, and headed over to Canva in order to print the stencils I wanted.

"They were too big to print on A4, so I printed them out, chopped them up and put them together like a jigsaw.

"Popped them in place and then began tracing.

"I absolutely love how these have turned out. I think it’s such a cool feature in the room.

"I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. I went with white and red but you could do all the colours if you wanted to."

In the clip, that's less than a minute long, the handy mum can be seen tracing over some festive designs that she'd stuck to one side of her glass doors with chalk pens.

These pens are available from various retailers, including The Works, and are priced from around £4.

Christmas lovers can't get enough of the simple, budget-friendly decoration tip, and the video has been watched 135,000 times.

Since she posted the idea, many people have thanked her for sharing the genius tip, with one person having commented: "Not all heroes wear capes!!!"


Meanwhile, a third added: "Amazing…Brill job."


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