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Homemade Decorations

Aswell as sweetmaking, we have also made Christmas decorations with our granddaughter. The idea was in the Tesco magazine using wooden pegs. It was a little fiddly and we did change it so we didn't varnish but I'm sure you will agree that these decs look beautiful. 60 wooden pegs from Poundland, stick on gems from Poundland, some wood glue and ribbon.

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@mrsblazer  - coo'er missus, you two really have been busy. Man Very Happy

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We took her home today, the house is so quiet but I have got my feet up with a g&tSmiley Happy

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@mrsblazer  - I suspect it's a VERY large G&T. All that work - you desrve it. Man LOL

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It's 2 actuallySmiley Wink

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@mrsblazer@Trastos Real nice stars Smiley HappyI will make some to go with my snowmen. No G&Ts for me as my snowmen need  beer.Smiley WinkSmiley Wink

 

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It is great to see that making things still exist in some households.

 

It was all part of Christmas - make the decorations, food, presents etc. Then put up the decorations, eat the food enjoy the presents.

 

Now it does seem to be buy buy buy, then ignore or complain.

 

Even shop bought handkerchiefs were often embroidered by the children - slightly wobbly, but a start. And definitely home made.

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@Tanith- regrettably, nostalgia ain't what it used to be but your comments certainly are a reminder of a better Christmastide.

 

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In days of old, so we are told, Lidl waited to be invented.
However people then had but bread and salt, yet lived their lives contented.
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Do you paint the tops @BigAll?

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Yes I sprayed them white as they are silver and I use paint pens and a hot glue gun, to stick them .

 

I also got some polystyrene balls from Ebay to make into snowmen with plasticine like these, but they haven't arrived yet! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Round-White-80mm-Polystyrene-Foam-Ball-Modelling-Sphere-Styrofoam-Craft...

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