A small trip to hobbycraft (although the amount of crafty suppliers we bought was not small), and we were all set for a day of fun crafting. A cup of tea, glitter, glue, sticky things and cutty out things and away we go. It was great fun, like being a kid on a rainy afternoon again.
My plan was to try to make some Christmas pictures to replace our usual artwork during the holiday period. I had seen some amazing stuff online and thought – “hey I could do that.” It wasn’t long before I realised I wasn’t quite that artistic.
So I got two deep frames, the type that you can put sea shells or kids football medals in as a way of storing memories, lots of random snowflakes and cotton wool etc and a heap of stuff I stole from the pile Kate had bought to make a wreath (I’m nothing if not resourceful). The only thing I couldn’t get my hands on were little jingly bells of the right size. Unfortunately these were absolutely integral to the design I had come up with, so that afternoon I sat at a table full of craft supplies and PANICKED!!!!!!!! I then had a cup of tea and a biscuit and the world started to come together again. I had cotton wool and I had sticky googly eyes… what more could a girl need.
So frame number one came out and I began putting together little snow men with the cotton wool and googly eyes and I have to be honest and say there is a great deal of satisfaction to be had from sticking little eyes on a ball of cotton wool.
So there you have it, I had a theme – let it snow.
Some sticky letters and a few snowflakes later and I had my first picture.
Well as you can tell I was having a great time mucking about with all the sticky goodies and it was definitely a lot easier than you might think so I would definitely recommend it. Ok so I don’t have the most professional looking Christmas art but I have something homemade that I had fun making, and every year when we put the tree up and put out our Christmas fun we’ll remember a really great afternoon where we made some memories.