crafts for grown ups

Make your own tiny tinsel-free tree

Make your own tiny tinsel-free tree

I think that this might be the last of my Christmas crafts posts for this year. It's a cute one and one that I stumbled upon quite by accident, and one that you can make in about fifteen minutes with just paper, needle and thread, and very little fuss. It's my tiny tinsel-free tree. And you can choose to either stand it up or hang it from somewhere, even on a real tree, if you fancy. It's quite the versatile little thing.

When the kids go to bed ...

When the kids go to bed ...

Does anyone else out there sometimes get a little bit jealous of the cool crafts that children get to do? Do you ever find yourself holding on to the paintbrush just a little too long while your little one looks on impatiently? Or do you maybe get lost in colouring only to realise that you've pretty much finished the whole book singlehandedly while your child has long left to play with something else? Surely it can't just be me? Right? Over the past couple of weeks, the boys have turned their hands to decorating tote bags with fabric paint and also creating their own prints out of potatoes. And I've been so jealous. So last week, when they went to bed, it was my turn. And I did both. Combined!