A couple of years ago was the first time I had my own tree and I left it too late to find one in the shops and so we did without one. Last year I went back to my mum's and therefore didn't have a tree in my flat. But this year I was determined to find something. That was until I actually had a quick look in the shops. Honestly, does anyone else have the same problem?? They sell so many different types of baubles and ornaments, all prettier than the next, but the tree toppers, goodness, they're either dead ugly or plain tacky. I just don't get it. So I put my thinking cap on. And I went to make myself a cup of tea. As mad as this may seem, this was the turning point, the moment the idea flashed into my head. I had it. Wanna see it? Follow me!!!
So my main material for this was wooden stirrers. Yep, that's right. Thin wooden sticks you use to stir coffee or tea. All ten of them.
What I did was draw a line in pencil half way across each stick. I then glued two sticks together, so as to have two halves overlapping each other:
And then I made a star out of the five newly made sticks!
I then promply got my glitter glue out and got glitter happy!! I started with one side with some bits in red, others in gold, but then decided I much preferred the gold, so the side you see when you walk up to the tree is all gold.
I then attached it to the tree with some thin wire.
And guess what. It makes me really happy!!!! xxx
ps if you're in England and you've got snow today, hope you're enjoying it as much as I am!! It's lush! And means I'm working from home ;-)