Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pine Cone Christmas Crafts For Children

Last year our kindergarten made these cute little pine cone angels and Christmas trees with the children and hung them in the windows. The are so simple that toddlers can make them and are fun to decorate.

You will need:
Pine cones (obviously!)
Glitter in silver, gold or red
Ribbon or coloured string
Small wooden or polystyrene balls
Gold doilies

For the Christmas Trees:
Paint the pine cones with green paint. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the tips with glitter. 
Leave to dry then glue coloured beads onto the tips as the baubles. 
Finish by glueing or tying a lenth of coloured string or ribbon to the top so that you can hang your decoration.

For the Angels:
Holding the pine cone flat side up, dab the tips with coloured glitter glue or with glue and sprinkle with glitter. You may want to balance the pine cone in a small cup to keep it steady and allow you to use both hands.
Draw a face onto the wooden or polystyrene ball and glue it to the centre of the flat surface, as in the photo. Next cut some lengths of wool, string or ribbon for the hair and glue it in place. 
Fold the doilie into quarters and then cut out two quarters. Glue them to the back of the angel, gold side facing outwards. 
Finish by glueing or tying a lenth of coloured string or ribbon to the angel so that you can hang your decoration.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A Festive Jar Of Walnuts

This is a simple but very effective way to brighten up a shelf, ledge, mantelpiece or windowsill for the festive season. 

Just fill a kilner jar with walnuts (pine cones or chesttnuts would work either), tie a gingham ribbon round the neck of the jar and place it on a surface with a backdrop of holly, ivy and other greenery of your choice.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

We've Moved!

Hello lovely readers,

Thos of you who follow me on Twitter, Instagram or anywhere else may already have noticed this, but for those who haven't, WE'VE MOVED!

Yes, the blog has migrated to Wordpress and has a nice short address now

Please do pop over there and have a look at the new design. All the old posts and images have migrated too, so you won't be missing anything.

Looking forward to welcoming you at!

Fionnuala & the boys x