This Christmas the streets around where we live are doing an advent calendar-style window display where, each day, the houses in an allocated street put up a festive window display. Lovely, right? When I got the leaflet through our door I had a little wave of panic of how to fill our bay window without myself and my husband doing the mannequin challenge in santa hats til December 25th.
Anyway, I raided my craft cupboard, grabbed Harper while Grayson was asleep and came up with a few different tree designs that we could make together. We saw some lollipop trees in a school we went to visit the week before (can’t believe we’ve got to do her school application like now), and decided to add a ‘stained glass’ panel as they are going in a window. You can add a little stump made out of brown card if you have any. We’d run out!
You will need:
- Coloured lollipop sticks
- Strong glue
- Sticky backed plastic
- Cut-up pieces of tissue paper
- Bells and pom poms
- Double-sided tape and sellotape
- Ribbon and ric rac
1. Use strong glue to stick three lollipop sticks together in a triangle and leave to set.
2. Cut a piece of sticky backed plastic slightly larger than the triangle and place it sticky side up on a table. Then get filling it with glitter, sequins or tissue paper. Stick another piece of sticky backed plastic on top.
3. Add double-sided tape onto the back of the lollipops and stick the stained glass part on. Trim any excess bits.
4. Add double-sided tape to the front of the lollipops and add bells, pom poms, glitter – whatever takes your fancy. Add a gold star on top using double-sided tape.
5. Fold a length of ribbon in half and sellotape to the back near the top and you’re done.
We ended up spending a whole afternoon making trees. It’s the longest I’ve seen Harper concentrate on anything that wasn’t TV and she really enjoyed designing her trees! I’m not sure we’ve got enough to fill our window display yet but we’ve got a few more days to get it organised. Phew!
~ Laura xx ~