Homemade Christmas decorations

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Thoughts are turning to Christmas… I am loving this advent calendar, and think my daughter would really enjoy helping to make it. I’m considering a visit to a few DIY stores for green wallpaper samples 🙂

Other ideas include a rag fabric wreath, or felt flower wreath, tinsel made of scraps of felted wool jumpers… I do love blogs and Pinterest for ideas. At the moment my 5 year old is convinced I should finish the wreath with felt flowers all round…  or is she just hoping to be allowed a go using the glue gun?!

Homemade christmas decorationsbut at the moment I am mass producing salt dough stars for a German Christmas Fair for children to decorate.. not sure why I volunteered for making 200?! I have made 75 but need a trip to buy some more flour.  Find salt dough recipes here.

Below are my daughters, she is planning on posting them to her aunts and uncles who live overseas. Acrylic paint was far more succesful than poster paint… and tinsel mixed into PVA a little cheaper than the glitter glue one can buy. I recommend being  sure that they have fully dried out before painting with acrylic. As acrylic is plastic based it seals any moisture in, the ones below are a little spongy to the touch!

After enjoying a lovely alternative to bag making I am itching to get back to it… have a stall at the German Christmas Fair this coming weekend:)

Happy making 🙂

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