Mum makes £13 an hour decorating Christmas trees for families who can’t be bothered – and it funds her own festivities – The Sun

A PAIR of sisters are funding their festivities this December by decorating other people’s Christmas trees.

Veronika Gentile, 31, and her sister Giovanna Avati, 41, charge £13 an hour to trim the trees of families who are “too busy” to do it themselves.

And what started out as a hobby has now become a lucrative side-hustle for the Melbourne-based siblings who last year earned £216 after decorating eight trees before December even began.

The women, who say they were inspired by their mum’s extravagant colour-coordinated trees, say that the business started when friends started admiring their own firs.

Speaking to the MailOnline Veronika explained: “I started getting a lot of attention from friends, they loved my ornaments, and one of them even asked if I would set up their tree for them.”

After initially omitting the charge, the two mums slowly introduced a fee of $26AUS (£13).

Stay-at-home mum Veronika, who mainly relies on the clients’ own decorations rather than outsourcing, says that she uses the same approach to decorating customers’ trees as her own – but is keen to avoid tinsel.

“It's all about positioning” she said“For my own tree I place my ornament, stand back and figure out if it works in that space. I do the same thing for other people.”

In other festive news, Home Bargains has wowed shoppers with festive bedding that's perfect for duvet days this Christmas.

And we told you how workers transformed their office into a giant maze with a snowball pit.

We also revealed that the royal family have shared a recipe of festive cinnamon stars with fans on Instagram.

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