Christmas is closer than it was last time I posted a Christmassy craft project … Anything that doesn’t move should be being decorated. Food that you don’t think about any other time of the year should be being consumed (Mince Pies, Devils on Horseback, Mulled Wine, Brandy Butter) and bad bad bad songs should be being danced to at Christmas parties.

I have yet to start any of the above (apart from maybe the mulled wine and mice pie consumption but then that started in September.)Β  I have made this forest though, which is a start.


The basic tree shape is easy to make and using different colours and textures of paper you can build up acres of forest very quickly.

Here’s how to do it.


It would make a very stylish table center or above a fireplace (watch the flames!)


Happy Christmas

So it’s almost Christmas. All the glossy magazines have released their December issues full of party frocks and Christmas nibbles and in the case of Marie Claire a lovely feature on how to have a Hand Crafted Christmas featuring a simple project by me. Hurrah.

If you’ve bought the mag and have come here for the star template, then here it is …

If you haven’t bought the mag, then why not?

But seeing as it’s Christmas here are the step by steps to making your own garland.