01 December 2010

Advent 2010 #2 - Craft

I have been inspired by the lovely Ali to have a go at making some of these...

So, you will need...
red and green cellophane
pipe cleaners (red or green - or gold - half a pipe cleaner per decoration)
jaffas - three per decoration
mint leaves - two per decoration

Cut the cellophane into squares, allowing at least an inch border right around each lolly.

Twist the cellophane around each lolly.  Or invite a friend over to do the twisting bit for you...

...which will leave you free to work some magic with the pipecleaners.  First take three wrapped jaffas and bind them together with the pipecleaner.

Add one mint leaf...

...and then the other.

Secure tightly with the pipecleaner, and there you have it!  Sweet little table decorations.

And if you get a friend to help, you can make lots and lots of them, in the time it takes to watch a DVD together.

Enough to give away as sweet little treats for the children in my Scripture classes at school today.


Mrs. Edwards said...

Holly lollies! I love it.
Do you have holly bushes there? We have two in the front yard.
Thanks for this tip!

Meredith said...

Hi Amy. Holly lollies!! That's a great name.
I think I have seen a holly tree somewhere but it would have been in a botanical garden somewhere. Certainly not naturally occurring!

I am more accustomed to the "Australian Christmas tree" which comes out in beautiful golden flowers during the summer.

Here's a link if you want to have a look...


although not the best photo. Google images has a good collection of them for a better view. Can you take a photo of your holly tree in your front yard and post it somewhere so I can see it?

Anonymous said...

Hey Meredith... I thought you said you weren't crafty! These look brilliant, and amazing like craft.
Ally <'v'>

Meredith said...

Hey Ally...that's really funny!! I can manage it when the project can be completed in under five minutes. Merry Christmas to you.