SQUIRE’S Garden Centres invited children at three schools to design and make their own Christmas tree decorations out of recycled materials.

The children could use any materials they liked - jam jars, lolly sticks, paper plates, old Scrabble pieces and pine cones were just some of the items that have been turned into decorations.

Children from South Farnham Infants, Badshot Lea Village Infant School and William Cobbett Primary School went to Squire’s in Badshot Lea to hang their recycled decorations on a special tree for their school. Now customers, friends and family can vote for their favourite.

Pick up a voting slip at Squire’s, choose your favourite, and put the slip into a ballot box next to the trees. Voting is open until tomorrow (Sunday). Children at the winning school will each receive a festive goody bag from Squire’s, with the winners being announced in December.

Squire’s chairman Sarah Squire said: "I am so impressed with the creativity of everyone involved. A lot of time and effort has gone into making the most amazing recycled decorations.

"Our garden centre now looks even more festive with the addition of specially-designed trees from schools in our area.

"A big thank you to all the children involved in our ’Decorate A Tree’ competition, and I can’t wait to find out the overall winner."