We started our Christmas crafting early here this year, and by the time our Bostik Blogger box of goodies arrived from CraftMerrily we’d already made angels, cards and gift tags. It was therefore with a bit of hesitation that I gave Little Miss C what was possibly the best early Christmas present she’d ever had – completely free rein to do whatever she wanted with the box of craft goodies. Normally I’m a complete control freak when it comes to the boxes of goodies that arrive from CraftMerrily, planning out everything we can make before she gets a look in. I then left her and Mr C alone at the kitchen table whilst I went upstairs to my study to do some work.
It goes without saying that I came back down an hour or so later to a huge mess, but also a strange collection of things that they’d made together.
My absolute favourite has to be this Frozen inspired Christmas tree which has a cardboard cone at the centre of it.
The other thing that I love about it is LMC’s addition of a gift tag stuck on it with blu tac. This is apparently so that she can play shops with it and so other people know how much it costs if they want to buy it. A craft activity and role play rolled into one!
LMC was also wearing rather a nice snowflake necklace that she made, which has since also been the star at a school show and tell session. Are you noticing a Frozen theme yet???
The pair of them also spent quite a while making clothes peg aliens. What they have to do with Christmas I have absolutely no idea at all, but I guess there’s no reason why aliens couldn’t visit at Christmas time if they wanted to do so. In fact, maybe they’d be attracted by all the Christmas lights. Or maybe I’m just over thinking this one…
LMC’s final make was this snowy scene that she spent ages laying out and then sticking together. Looking at the colours I’m guessing it was once again Frozen inspired. As is most of her life these days!
Once I was finally let loose on the crafting goodie I decided to keep things relatively simple. Firstly I used sparkly pipe cleaners to make this simple star. The Bostik glu dots were perfect to hold the pieces together without being too obvious.
This year Pinterest, and social media in general, seems to be full of crafted Christmas trees of one sort or another and it was probably due to this influence that I found myself arranging some of the sparkly pom poms from the craft box into a tree shape. I then used the glu dots to stick these onto a piece of white card that I had. I placed a star sticker on the top and cut a bit of red felt to form a pot for it. This I decorated with a simple bit of gold ric rac, stuck in place with the Bostik Sew Simple fabric glue that was in a previous craft box from CraftMerrily.
I’m really pleased with the end result of this and just wish I’d had more pom pos left so I could make a bigger, more colour coordinated one, possibly with green as the main colour and red ones places as either baubles or a line of tinsel.
Disclaimer: We were sent a box of seasonal crafting goodies from CraftMerrily as part of our role on the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network.