Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

IMG_1342Christmas is finally on its way. I often feel it is a long time coming in the eyes of kids, some schools finish quite early ( late November) so the pre Christmas work up seems to go forever. I am quite conscious not to begin any Christmas Activities till December but finally the red and green and glitter and tinsel have been pulled out. I love this time and I love watching the kids create with such meaning. I am aware of the mass consumerism of this time of year but get so encouraged when I hear “I’m going to make this for…” and “I’m giving this to…”

Happy Christmas Every one and enjoy some craft!

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Materials

  • a cone shape – I used party hats for a festive feel but we also made our own from cardboard scraps
  • cling film or gladwrap
  • PVA glue
  • coloured wool
  • sparkly¬†decorations such as sequins and glitter
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Technique

  • cover your cone shape with cling film. This will prevent the wool sticking directly to the cone.
  • make a mixture of 50/50 water and PVA glue
  • dip your lengths of wool in the mixture and wind around your cone shape. Continue to do this until you feel you have covered your cone enough.
  • It is good to wind the wool right to the top to create a nice point and to wind the wool quite flat at the base so it is stable
  • Leave your creation to dry for atleast 24 hours and then very carefully remove the cone. The cling film will be stuck to the wool and you can keep it like this or again carefully remove the cling film.
  • These look super arranged in a group as a table topper

 

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4 Responses to Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

  1. calmyourbeans says:

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

  2. Home Seasons says:

    What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

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