Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pinecone Carollers

These small-scale singers are poised to echo their joyous strains this holiday season.

Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

Acrylic paints
Capped acorns
Hot glue
2 small twigs
Small pinecone, between 1" and 2" tall
Glue stick
Small piece of photocopied sheet music
Coloured construction paper

To make your own tiny choir, first use acrylic paints to create faces on a collection of capped acorns and allow them to dry.

Use hot glue to secure each acorn head and 2 twig arms to a small pinecone (ours were between 1 and 2 inches tall).

For each songbook, use a glue stick to attach a small piece of photocopied sheet music to a rectangle of coloured construction paper.

Give each book a centre crease, and then attach the music to the carollers’ hands with hot glue.

Photo courtesy of Family Fun

Monday, 10 December 2012

Glass Pebble Baubles - Tutorial

Here is a simple way to make a plain Christmas bauble into something special with round glass pebbles. These pebbles are normally available in small bags at discount or craft stores. The string used to hang the baubles will need to be replaced with fishing line, as the pebbles make the bauble considerably heavier.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Amazing Mrs Claus Apron - Tutorial

Does the thought of preparing Christmas lunch bored you?  Well try serving it in this easy to make little Christmas number.

The Mrs Claus Apron is so simple to make, and you have to admit, it is so cute too.

Dont forget to pop over an have a look at the adorable Pinecone carollers or my Top 10 christmas wreaths