Apparently it is going to be the coldest winter in years with 56 days of unrelenting snow… can’t say I’ve seen much evidence of it yet, but since snow is such an intrinsic part of ‘getting Christmassy’ we had a go at some snow crafts anyway.
Josie has been getting quite into journalling and scrapbooking recently so we thought a nice covered notebook would be an easy way to make the most of some simple craft materials in a way that looks attractive.
We used 2 sheets of A5 craft foam for the front and back, glued on with Bostik White glue. I cut a square of purple craft felt that fitted inside the foam sheet edges and was still bigger than the foam snowflake, then stuck the snowflake on, again with white glue. The little triangles cut around the felt edge are random which somehow looked better than making them uniform. Once done, we glued that whole piece on to the covered front of the notebook and adorned it with a sticky back foam snowflake. (I would have added more little gems to the points, but they got appropriated by Bene!)
I do miss the crafting we all used to do together. December 1st used to signal the end of ‘home ed’ for the year and a long run of crafty nonsense for the girls while I ‘did Christmas’ for the business. Maybe by next year we will get back to living a bit more like that. Still, yesterday meant me and several girls and a boy sat round the table and crafted for a bit, which was lovely. I must try to make more pockets of time when we just all sit round together and fiddle and chat and watch films. Having Narnia on in the background definitely upped the festive feel – now we just need some snow instead of rain!
Disclosure: we are Bostik Bloggers and receive craft supplies for free.