This year it seems I have a lot more free time on my hands (though where it goes I am yet to work out), given I am yet to find any work. (Dear Santa for Christmas I would love a high paying job, full-time, close to home, interesting work, great atmosphere, lovely colleagues and not too much stress.)
Sorry about the digression there... as I was saying, more time on hands, more time to fill and I definitely need to find something to do to get into the Christmas Spirit given it is probably going to be a very lean year!!
So this year I have decided to set my a Christmas Craft Challenge and I would love people (anyone actually) to join in on the challenge. Now I understand that you may want to know a bit more about it before you commit your valuable time and craft supplies so here is the gist of it...
From 1st December to 24th December every day (or every second day - whatever you think you can commit to) create a unique Christmas ornament or object for your tree, display or table and post a picture to my blog or a link to where we can see the finished product. You can do this alone or get the kids to join in and get creative with you. There are no limits to quantity, quality, materials, products or anything else other than that it must be Christmasy and everything must be unique.
Now for some ideas to get you thinking...
- Christmas Crackers - make your own complete with Christmas snap, party hat, silly joke and gift inside.
- Beaded Icicle decoration for your tree
- Decorated Candle for on the Dining Table on Christmas Day
As a starter in the next day of two I will post on this blog my Christmas Cracker Recipe. I have been using it for so many years I can just about do it blind-folded. It's very simple and the crackers look fantastic as part of the table setting. And let's be honest although no-one likes wearing the silly hat, but we all still do wear them and we all love fighting over who has the best joke, but most of all its the "BANG" when you pull your crackers apart that thrills kids of all ages.
Please leave a message if you are keen to join in, as well as a note as to how many ornaments or objects you will be doing.
I can't wait to see the finished items. Don't forget to take a photo and post either it or a link to the blog.