Like my yellow and white balls. They will not stay up.
I've stuck them with rather lovely gingham washi tape but it's pretty hopeless. The balls are just too big and heavy (ooh er).
I know what you're thinking. Yellow.
Not a colour traditionally associated with Christmas.
Well, at J and P Towers, we like to fly in the face of tradition (especially when we find a little pile of yellow card festering in the cupboard).
So, we made yellow and white balls
and yellow and white paperchains
Then I discovered some faux fur craft card in the cupboard. Following Kat's instructions here, I made these fur card baubles:
Believe it or not, I'm not a great lover of Xmas decs but I do like to make a little effort with our Xmas wreath. Not for us the traditional or the natural. In fact, the more unnatural the better. For two years running we had a plastic bag wreath fashioned from a wire coat-hanger and those transparent plastic bags you get from the supermarket to put your fruit and veg in.
2010 was a little bit minimalist if you ask me:
|One solitary pink bird|
but I more than made up for it in 2011:
|I added two glittery penguins and a pink flocked reindeer to the mix!|
Although, I'm a great believer in the "more is more" school of wreath making (yes, that esteemed school), this year I've gone for a pared down look. I've ditched the plastic bags, the glittery penguins and the pink bird and instead, it's furry pompoms, a cutesy penguin and the welcome return of the pink flock reindeer (tied up properly this time so that it doesn't knock aganist the door in high winds waking a poor Mr J and P up from his slumber - see here).
|I wound a furry pompom garland which I'd had for many years around a wire wreath|
OK, that's all folks. Hope you all have a wonderful Xmas. I don't like to go on about it but we're off on holiday just after Xmas - to Mallorca. I know! I can't wait. Adios amigos. xxxxxxx