I’m dreaming of a white Christmas! I won’t hold my breath for one though, seen as I live along the North Atlantic Drift.
Doesn’t mean I will not have my white Christmas. For where nature falters, my crafting skills turn come to the rescue. I have taken it upon myself to craft a string of icicles to give our home a wintry festive feel.
Okay, so now you are thinking, it’s less than a week to the big day. There’s last minute shopping and all that gift wrapping to be done. And she’s wants to sit and do craft.
It could not be simpler to make this icicle chain, I promise. It took me minutes to make one while watching my favourite TV show. If I can do it, so can you.
I had a string of woolly pompoms that came in the May Bostik craft box and some shimmery silver threads lying around from the Halloween box that I put to use in this icicle craft. These are optional materials and you can create the string of icicles even without them. All you really need are these:
- a roll of aluminium kitchen foil
- silver curling ribbon
- a piece of string
- Start by cutting the kitchen foil into rectangles. The number will depend on the number of icicles you want on your string. Each rectangle will form one icicle.
- Roll the rectangular foil into a cone shape with one pointy end and one open end. Don’t be precise with this step. Scrunch the foil as you roll it.
- Glue the open ends of the cone.
- Cut a piece of silver curling ribbon and stick to the open end of the cone. Fold over the end to secure the ribbon.
Continue rolling, scrunching and hanging icicles along the string till you are happy with the length of your icicle chain.
Hang the string of icicles in the window or on the dresser or anywhere else you choose to transform your home into a sparkling winter wonderland.
And don't forget to let me know how you got on with the crafting in the comments below. It will help me bring you more fun and easy crafts to make in minutes.