And of course, that must mean decorations. I'm going to make my own this year as I think this will be just as festive and much cheaper. Plus I'm using up old (and we're talking about 5 years old) stash. I thought blue snowflakes would be appropriate and here they are!
I'm pretty chuffed with how these turned out. I saw similar snowflakes in a shop window last year and thought they were very pretty and delicate. So when I got home, I attempted to make one. I used scrap paper and it turned out to be huge and unwieldy and time consuming. Largely due to the fact that I couldn't lay my hands on any glue so I thought stapling would be a good idea.
Also, the paper had no structural integrity. This meant that although my parents hung it up, (and for some reason, have not taken it down), it started to droop and mis-shape pretty quickly.
I have learned from my errors. I made them smaller with glue and a newly-designed middle has meant that these specimens are holding up rather well. I was really pleased and made three while watching It's A Wonderful Life and another while watching Kirstie's Homemade Home.
I no realise the downside - I have nothing to hang them from. So this year's challenge will involve large amounts of blue tack, cotton and my beautiful freshly painted ceiling. Wish me luck!