It’s hard to know when to start Christmas ….. I begin looking for and thinking about ideas in the summer holiday and try to get quite a few put together ….. but when should I start posting them? …… Well, I have decided to start now ….. and will add others as and when I do them. If you are anything like me, I’d hate to find a brilliant idea a couple of days before Christmas and have no time/materials to make it …….. so here we go …and as it gets nearer to Christmas I can start on Easter!!!
I’ve seen this idea done in lots of different ways when I have been Googling and this is my version ….. take one chocolate bar ……
…….. cover it with red paper, add a belt and buckle, a few buttons, a beard and some fur trim. The beard and trim are made using a glitter paper, which is easier to wrap round the chocolate bar. (AC0123W - 12 glitter sheets per pack from http://www.craftime.com/). There are two shades of white in the pack, one a brilliant white and the other is slightly creamier in tone.
You could also stick a loop of red ribbon to the chocolate bar before covering it to make a Christmas Tree decoration …….or ….. get a length of string, make 25 of them, add a peel off number to each one et voila an Advent Calendar!