DIY Christmas Decorations: Button WreathMy foster brother get's mental about Christmas as soon as Halloween is over & as soon as the advent calendar goes up he needs to be kept busy otherwise Christmas ends up being cancelled. So this year I thought I'd test kid friendly Christmas decorations on him so I can confirm that all of these are kid friendly (he may be technically 15 but an 8 year old would run circles round him).
Anyway, this one was his favourite so I thought I'd start with it....
So my big change? Pipe cleaners. I got the fluffy ones & the tinsel ones & I have to say that the fluffy ones I got (from hobbycraft) bald very quickly & the colour from the buttons comes off onto it as you can (embarrassingly) see in this picture a little bit.
pots of mixed buttons, also from hobbycraft -there's a big one near where I live & it's just convenient - which are £4 & make about 5 wreaths at the size I made (about a 2cm circumference) which means that with the tinsel pipe cleaners (£2) the ornaments work out at £1.20 each...not the cheapest ornaments but I swear to you kids LOVE making them & you end up with a LOT of left over pipe cleaners (20) which are great for pipe cleaner snowflakes (not the prettiest things but my foster brother made 5 of those bringing down the cost per ornament to 60p).