Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Pegging it towards Christmas

Ok, ok, ok. I know it's been a while. But I have just got married, started another year at university and got a brand new nephew - these three things have played a major part in the last few months and so have halted my continuous flow of sporadic blogging.

It's November and already the tunes are in your head, come on - don't deny it, Noddy Holder has started singing once again - ' here it is....' yeah, you've started! Now, are you going to stop? '....everybody's having fun.....'

Here we go: I found this recipe for a christmas decoration on Pinterest, (originally from this website, and it inspired me to make some. Firstly, because I knew I had everything at home, secondly, it looks simple and thirdly, (and most important-ly) it's Chriiiiiistmaaaaas!!!

You need 8 wooden clothes pegs, a gluegun (and glue sticks), gold spraypaint (and newspaper for floor protection), glitterglue and a some thread.

 get your 8 pegs..................  
de-spring your 8 pegs .......


Plug in your gluegun and have some spare sticks at hand (careful it gets hot).
Start gluing the pegs together, back to back, like above.
Until you've done all 8, then.....
arrange and glue into a snowflake shape. I found it easiest to do it by North, East, South, West (let it dry) and then glue and insert the North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West pegs (again, let it dry).
Then spray! GOLD! Remember - outside, with newspaper underneath - and then let it dry - have a cup of tea!
Time to make those golden pegs sparkle - I've used silver glitterglue - I think any colour would do.
After the glitterglue's dried attached a loop of thread to the snowflake - here I used elasticated gold thread, and then you're DONE.
Now you can display it. I would take a piccie of mine on a Christmas tree but we haven't got ours up yet, so a door handle did the job.
(P.S. If you do use your own stash of clothes pegs remember to replace them before your next load of washing.)
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