Posts filed under ‘Christmas’
I just spied this article on fresh ways to wrap your gifts. I wish I had spied it earlier, as I had already ploughed ahead with a wee kids watercolour set and belted out these:
I am kind of pleased with them but I was in an 11pm flap and as a result they are a bit of a mess, as is the coffee table. Next year its going to be all about the silver pen.
Have a squizz at Pinterest too if you are hankering after some green ways to wrap your gifts. Its awash with (eco)festive shenanigans.
Its been the week of tree decorating, making wrapping paper, making cards, writing cards and gift wrapping. And with such activity comes the obligatory carol listening. I am a sucker for the classics, and for just about anything to do with snow. Which makes no sense I know, but anything written about a Kiwi Christmas has too many nasty references to pohutukawas and sausages for me. Here are my current favourites:
Perhaps not so much to do with Christmas at all but how I do love a good duo.
I have to admit – I haven’t actually made this yet, but by jingos I am going to. It seems I am finding all sorts of waysto use my large scarf collection lately! Thinking this will make a lovely Christmas present for a few specials in my life.
Looks straight forward right? And if you want to skip the embroidery thread, there is an even simpler version shown in this youtube clip. Bonza.
Yup, its certainly that time of year again. The carols are starting to play, the guy in the suit is everywhere and perplexingly snow covered scenes continue to hold currency. And with all of that Christmas frou-frou comes the push to buy, buy, buy. If its local and ethical than there isn’t too much to go wrong but unfortunately so much of the Christmas tat comes from less salubrious circumstance . One way to avoid the dilemma is to do it yourself. With some time and a bit of motivation, producing your own DIY versions is infinitely more rewarding and a stack more pleasing to your conscience too. Last year, we featured DIY Christmas trees. This year DIY Christmas cards.
For ours, we bought an Indian wooden printing block from Trade Aid. You can still buy small ones online here.
how lovely are your branches? Really? I mean, from an environmental point of view, how lovely are your branches? Hmmm…
There is stacks everywhere on the interweb popping up again about the battle between fake and real christmas trees, and which is better for the world. Fake trees are created out of nasty polluting plasticators but last a while, whereas real Chrissy trees are grown to look pretty for one festive season, require significant transporting and then may end up at the tip.
But how about something completely different?
1. The wall mural
I wanna do this – this is tre, tre cool.
It would be great fun to create and if you could get away with blu-tack wouldn’t even mess up the wall. LOVE.