Ok, ok – I know I’m mentioning Christmas in November! I do know that’s way too early! Gearing up for Christmas here, doesn’t really begin until after my daughter’s birthday in December. But I do confess that I haven’t done any Christmas Shopping and I definitely have no intention of decorating the house any time soon but I did take a quick wander with my two youngest today and we collected the usual mound of pine cones and acorns and anything else my three year old thinks we ought to bring back home! I drew the line at several large sticks she has her eye on!
Once we were home and had popped little Archie in bed for a nap – Orla and I made a really quick and easy naptime craft. We made some ‘Nature Inspired Christmas Decorations’ to hang up on our advent tree which will be making an appearance at some point next weekend!
We spray painted the pinecones and acorns with white and silver spray paint and then also spray painted some nuts I had – I think the nuts look the best all silvery and shiny! We used the silver and chalk white paint from Pinty Plus. Next, Orla dipped the pine cones and nuts in glitter glue and then added even more glitter for the double sparkle factor! Warning: we still have a kitchen floor covered in glitter so it’s best to cover the floor a little more carefully than we did!
Lastly, when they were dry, I used a glue gun to glue Christmassy red and white thread onto them so we’ll be able to hang them from our Advent tree. I think the cute acorns looked particuarly effective!
What Christmassy things are you up to already?!
(Although…. I DO NOT want to hear from anyone who has brought all their Christmas shopping and wrapped it already!) That is just too much!