I know, I know.
It sounds insane to even say the word Christmas this early,
but hear me out.

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Hand decorated Christmas decorations - such a whimsical craft

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If you read my post about collecting nuts and seed pods for Christmas back in May, then you’d know that I adore the notion of handmade Christmas decorations. And you know what?

So do most children  . . . . .  even teenagers.

So gather together those honky nuts and let your *SHORT PEOPLE* get Creating.

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What You Need:

  • Local nuts and seed pods
  • Paint brush
  • Paint (in your favourite shade/colour)
  • Glitter

Hand decorated Christmas decorations - such a whimsical craft

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Here’s How:

  1. Make sure that your nuts/seed pods are completely dry
  2. Work on no more than three nuts at a time
  3. Decide if you would like a light or heavy covering of glitter
  4. Cover each nut or seed pod with a good coat of paint – don’t be stingy
  5. Place painted (still wet) pods/nuts onto a sheet of paper that you have folded in half and then opened up again
  6. Apply the glitter to each wet pod/nut
  7. Move the pods off the paper
  8. Bend the piece of paper back in half to collect the loose glitter into a line
  9. Use the paper as a funnel and pour the loose glitter back into it’s container
  10. Ta da!    Ready for the Christmas Tree

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Hand decorated Christmas decorations - such a whimsical craft

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So get those little hands painting and Creating.

Yes, you may get some glitter – ok a lot of glitter – around, but honestly it’s totally worth it.
If you feel a little panicked about the thought of the mess, a sheet on the floor (like a picnic) or working outside should put you at ease.

And come Christmas time – you will have a bounty of handmade and bespoke decorations that cost you barely a cent.

Your welcome 😉

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