This month’s #BostikBloggers theme is snow. My parents, in the Midlands, have already experienced their first [and definitely not their last] snow of the year but here in leafy Hampshire we are still snowless. Generally if we get any it seems to arrive around January time which is a bit disappointing, especially when I grew up with mostly white Christmases with my family.
We’ve been busy filming a craft tutorial for Tots100 showing how to make a special kind of advent calendar and we’ve taken a little part of that tutorial and made it into a craft of its own. These are Christmas Wish Baubles, and they can be customised and used for any Christmas memory – gifts received, wishes made, best family moment. It’s up to you.
I decided to make these as every year one of our family traditions is to buy a new bauble each to hang on the tree. The boys have complete free choice in their selection and so far we’ve had quite a few bright and beautiful additions to our collection!
You will need:
Clear Plastic Bauble
White Snow Decorations – any kind you like. I got mine all from The Range and snipped up garlands to make my snowflakes and snowballs
Small cotton spools [with the cotton removed]
Silver star table confetti
Bostik Foam Pads or Sticky Dots
Ribbon or twine
Fill half of the bauble with snow and lay it to one side
Prepare the spool by cutting a length of brown paper approximately 10cm in length and wide enough to fit the width of the spool. Wind this around the spool by placing a flu dot to begin the coil, and affix the alternate end with a foam pad. Place a star over the foam pad.
Place completed spool and other decorations inside the second half of the bauble. Carefully join the side of the bauble together.
Thread the bauble with twine or ribbon.
Below is the tutorial with pictures – you can pin it for later! 🙂