This was the famous advent triangle something or other (what the hell do you call it?)
I did give it a go once, but not with any great success.
I was an avid watcher and made pretty much everything on there that it was possibly to make. I remember countless coffee jars with decorated lids, filled with cotton wool balls that my poor grandmother used to get from me every Christmas. The problem for me, was that usually I didn't have all the correct materials and had to make do (nothing's changed then) so nothing ever really worked all that well. Still the fun was in the trying.
So it was with a feeling of deja vu that I set out to the woods today to collect 'green things' to make my frton door Christmas wreath. As usual I didn't have any of the correct materials and reckoned I could use an old wire coat hanger as a base and make it up beyond that. It was quite hazardous up there on the top of the hill in the woods, I did slip once and got a bit turned around in the trees, but managed to come back with a bag full of something or other.
Anyway, long story short, some very pricked hands later, I came up with this. Be kind, it is very very home made looking and I never claimed to be artistic, but it did cost me £0.00 (yeah, go on, you can tell can't you?)
10 minutes in the rain and it will probably be a bedraggled heap, fit for the bin, but the fun was in the trying.
I then used the leftovers to try and make a table candle thing. It is when I realise how hopeless I am when I find myself just shoving things together on a plate and hoping for the best.
So a bit of crafty fun was had, no money was spent and I have something that may last a few days at least - watch this space!