There’s no escaping it now, Christmas is definitely on the way! I’ve so far managed to escape Black Friday, which appears to have become a whole week this year, other than being bombarded with e-mails, and I have tried to avoid Cyber Monday with being a little bit more organized and ordering things over the last few weeks. Now I’m just waiting for everything to arrive.
This weekend we have gone head-long into Christmas crafting mode in the house, as Alice brought home her letter detailing all the Christmas activities on at school in December, and her plastic cup for the pot goody stall! It’s the Christmas Fair on Friday, so we’ve been thinking about what to turn the pot into this year. We’ve already had a snowman and 2 Christmas trees, so it’s time to think of something else.
We did the traditional list of Christmas or Winter ideas, and had browse around Pinterest and Google images for ideas. We eventually settled on an ambitious design or Santa stuck in a chimney pot, complete with reindeer, snow and a robin!
We raided the box of model-making items for a tissue box, teabag box and two toilet roll tubes, then attacked my crafty stash for some dark paper, found some brown paper with the wrapping paper and some bits from old Christmas cards for embellishments. There was pva glue, double-sided tape and felt everywhere!! Wax crayons are great for drawing brickwork, and you just can’t make anything for Christmas without using some cotton wool for snow!
We had great fun messing up the kitchen, and here’s the finished result.
I had to make the hat and I sewed the face to it. We then filled the pot with little goodies – mainly glitters, glitter glue, crayons, pens and some sweeties.
I think it’s our best one yet, what do you reckon?
Happy Christmas crafting