Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas Trees are coming... Christmas Trees are coming...

For this years Christmas present project I decided to make an eco-friendly colourful Christmas tree. This Christmas Tree is approx 30cm tall and approx 9cm diameter bottom. It is a polystyrene cone on which I have attached a range of different coloured crisps/sweet wrappers using pins to make the needles. The 'needles' were all cut to approx 1cm wide strips and then attached by gently overlapping each row. It looks really effective and was a really cost effective product to make as the wrappers were already at hand to be used.

As an extra present I decided to make/decorate a memo block for use next to the phone etc. I had bought the memo block for a reasonable price from Lidl and then used a product called 'Decopatch' to decorate the block. This way I could customise each one to match the colours of the rooms I knew they would be put in. Decopatch is a type of paper, similar to tissue paper, than is glued and then varnished to give it a shine as it dried. The way to use the decopatch paper is to rip small pieces and to glue them on by overlapping each piece. By applying the glue over the top it merges the papers so that it appears like a patchwork hence the name 'Decopatch'. It can be used on wood, plastic, glass, ceramic etc.

Cinderella Cross Stitch

This is my Cross Stitch project which I've been working on for LoveQuilts UK (an organisation which makes quilts for children who have a long term or terminal illness). The category was Disney characters so I picked Cinderella... 

LoveQuilts UK rely on donations of fabric and for people to volunteer to make a cross-stitch in line with the childs chosen category. They are then made and given to the child free of charge. If you would like to find out more or get involved please visit:

Animal Magic Mobile

Animal Mobile created by using Pinflair fabric and coloured ribbon.
The fabric was used to cover cardboard squares and mobile arms. I used PVA glue to hold the fabric and held it in place with pegs until the glue had dried.