Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Something Out of Nothing
I love when I can dream up an idea that doesn't cost much money but is fun to make. For the past few years, I've been making Christmas decorations out of nothing. Well not exactly nothing - I usually stock up on glitter and Elmer's glue and find everything else around the house or outside in the woods. Every year when we bring the handmade decorations out, it reminds me of the time spent making it, the incredible mess on the kitchen table that stays for days, and the glitter that remains forever! Last year's Holiday Birch House project was lots of fun. My friends and I got together the other day during the snowstorm to make some more.
This year, I made these sheep for our holiday display. I used toilet paper rolls, newspaper, an egg carton, paper mache paste (made out of 1 part flour to 2 parts water), cardboard, lichen I found in the woods, pine cones, branches, Elmer's glue, and crystal glitter. Maybe next year I'll do a tutorial on them if the cats don't destroy them first. (FYI - cats and kittens love destroying anything with lichen on it!)
The Very Merriest Christmas 2008 to you and yours.