Can I be
forgiven for talking about (dare I say it) Christmas yet? Sod it, it’s nearly December, the shops are
playing Christmas music, I’m off to see Santa on Friday and, more importantly,
the Coca Cola advert is on TV… let the countdown to Christmas begin!
crafty instalment is this little ‘Winter Nature Scene’ as The Princess named
it. Well, actually, she named it ‘Winter
Nature Thingy’, so call it what you like!
We spend a
lot of time walking in the New Forest and on one occasion The Princess
collected lots of pine cones, stones, acorns, plus a piece of tree bark we
found on the ground. When we got home I
cleaned them all up and de-bugged them (!) before we created the ‘thingy’.
Princess used sticky pads to secure everything down to the piece of bark, then
applied a coat of PVA glue over everything to ‘varnish’ it, painted one pine
cone green to look like a Christmas tree, added a little white paint to create
a snowy effect, plus a little gold glitter for some Christmas sparkle! Ta-daa!
to put this in the windowsill, but it would also make a pretty cool table
centrepiece. Check back next week for
part 2 of my Christmas Crafty Bits!