Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Star trees

Star trees

Aren't these cool? Paper Christmas trees made from different sized stars. Mum cut out all those stars for Esther and Ellamay to make these a couple of years ago. We found the craft in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine that year.

Mum used a plain paper cup for the base and stuck through some pencils for the trunk. Then they just pressed the stars onto the pencil and twisted it into position. The girls were quite proud of themselves for these trees. The trees sat on our table (in between getting thrown around the house) as decoration.

I was googling around trying to find this craft somewhere on the net to link to and found one over at Martha Stewart. She makes the same idea but just using different sized squares. I bet Mum would have loved to know that before she spent hours cutting out all those stars. Thanks Mum. :-) We are fast running out of time before Christmas but I was hoping to make some more of these this year. The kids have only got one more week of school before the holidays so we may get a chance.

I am still trying to work out what else we need to make, do or buy for Christmas and I am not getting anywhere. There seems to be so much else going on. I am full of ideas but just don't seem to have enough hours in the day (or the energy).  Still have quite a bit of Christmas stuff to share if I can get the photos uploaded.

How are your Christmas preparations going?

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