Before I tell you about these sweet, little twig tree ornaments, can I just say how excited (and admittedly, surprised) I am to be presenting our FIRST CHRISTMAS CRAFT of the 2012 SEASON?!
I’m excited because I’ve been planning our Christmas craft agenda for a couple of weeks now, and it’s gotten me fairly stoked!
And I say that I”m “surprised” because I truly did not intend to start posting about Christmas this early. I was determined not to share a single Christmas post until December 1st, but then I got thinking that would really limit the number of Christmas Crafts I could share with you. See, the Hooligans are only here 4 days/week, and after Dec 21, I’m closed for the holidays, so if we’re aiming for a craft-a-day throughout December, that’s only 12 crafts. And I’m sorry, but I have more than 12 ideas rattling around in my brain.
So I put it out to my facebook followers today, and asked if they wanted me to start sharing Christmas craft ideas now, or did would they prefer that I wait until Dec 1st. I didn’t want to over-load y’all with Christmas posts before the holidays even arrive.
Well, every single person who responded did so with a loud and clear “SHARE NOW!”.
Lots of you want to start crafting early. Some of you have already started. I get it when you say that the season is busy, and you’d like to get your ideas and some of your crafting done early. Many of you want to know, good and early, what kind of supplies you’ll need for your holiday crafting. I hear you. Loud and clear!
I am honoured that you come to my blog looking for inspiration. I am thrilled to know that you love our crafts. And my heart was swelling as I read through myt facebook thread, and saw comments like: “Now is great love love love your posts“, and: “Please start now. I enjoy every post of yours and you inspire me to do things with my 4 y daughter” and: “Start now!!!! We love your posts!!!!”
Seriously! I love you guys!. How could I NOT start sharing now, after a response like that?
If you loved the simplicity and charm of last year’s Twiggy Stars, you’ll love these Twiggy Trees too.
All you need is a glue gun, some twigs and a ball of yarn. Pretty simple, huh? I used Martha Stewart’s “Glitter Eyelash” yarn in a silvery blue, but don’t let yourself be limited by materials. You could use regular yarn in festive colours, rafia, strips of fabric scraps, ribbon, or even strips cut from colourful plastic bags. Get creative and use whatcha got!
Glue your twigs together to form a triangle and pop a little “stump” on the bottom. Once your glue has set, tie your yarn around the stump and start wrapping. Finish by tying off at the top of the tree. Attach a ribbon for hanging, and you’re done!
Please feel free to share a photo on my facebook page!
Well, there you go folks! Hope you liked this simple little start to the holiday season! Stay tuned! We’ll have lots more coming your way!