I know, I know.
It sounds insane to even say the word Christmas this early,
but hear me out.
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.
What You Need:
- Local nuts and seed pods
- Paint brush
- Paint (in your favourite shade/colour)
- Make sure that your nuts/seed pods are completely dry
- Work on no more than three nuts at a time
- Decide if you would like a light or heavy covering of glitter
- Cover each nut or seed pod with a good coat of paint – don’t be stingy
- Place painted (still wet) pods/nuts onto a sheet of paper that you have folded in half and then opened up again
- Apply the glitter to each wet pod/nut
- Move the pods off the paper
- Bend the piece of paper back in half to collect the loose glitter into a line
- Use the paper as a funnel and pour the loose glitter back into it’s container
- Ta da! Ready for the Christmas Tree
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 😉