Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Creative Wednesday - Christmas Oddments

I haven't done a 'Creative Wednesday' post for a while, but here are a couple of little festive makes I thought I'd share.

I was making some Christmas shortbread biscuits for a friend of mine, and Mr Kitsch, in a stroke of genius, suggested that I make them into buttons. I pressed a smaller circle with a mini jam jar, and poked the holes through with a skewer. Hey presto - cute button biscuits for my button-loving friend!

Last year I made some tree decorations from plastic Hama beads (a.k.a.Pyssla beads or Perler beads). I wasn't sure about them. I liked them, but they didn't seem to look right on our tinsel tree (we're so classy). This year, I realised that they were waterproof and could therefore be hung on the conifer outside our front door. I was pretty pleased with the result, even though I could probably have done with a couple more. As you can see they have survived the snow, and still look festive.

And finally, more Hama beads, on my Christmas cards (which you may also have seen last year). These are tiny Mini Hama beads, so this little tree is only about an inch and a half tall. And I love old Dymo tape!


KC'sCourt! said...

The "Button" shortbread looks really yummy
Julie xxxxxxx

Jane Housham said...

Oh my god, I LOVE Hama beads sooooooo much! Your decorations are lovely but I adore your little glowing Christmas tree card. The Dyno tape is perfect too. I wonder what will replace such things as nostalgic 'touchstones' for future generations.
Btw, if you read my new post, pls forgive apparently rude ref to 'tinsel trees' -- it was only our one that was sad because threadbare. In theory I'm loving the tinsel just as much as the real thing, if not more.
Button biccies v v good too. You are an encyclopedia of creativity.
I'm off to hack up a bag of dollies bought for peanuts on eBay -- I need faces and hands...

menopausalmusing said...

That's one scary comment from Jane re the dollies faces and hands! :O)))))))))))))))).

Love your shortbread and the card with the dyno tape. Happy Christmas to both of you.

Ticking stripes said...

Can't beat Dymo for instant panache!

Candy Pop said...

Merry Christmas! xx