If a friend has a party, you really wanna go, right !
Then you realise it's a Christmas party in July !
You can't be thinking about Christmas, it's an unbelievably hot summer in the South of England, and Christmas is way off, like about 6 months lol !
But it's a friend, a special friend who many know and love, so you TRY to think of something.......................
Then you have lightbulb moment and you give it a go.
Giving it a go lasts all of one minute and you decide you can't be bothered, coz IT'S SUMMER and pottering in the garden seems like loads more fun.
Then stupidly you mention to the party host - the one that you know (coz there are actually three party hosts), that you had a little idea but probably won't get round to !
Then you know that you have made a true friend, a friend that you would love to meet someday (and so would many others, so you'd have to get in the queue) because she starts bossing you around !
She starts telling you what to do and how to do it, and just come to the party anyway.
So, how can you let a friend down, especially a bossy one !
Then you do something that all good friends do, you completely ignore her and go back to your original idea.
Last Christmas I created some no cost decs for the beach café where I work ..............................
Hot glue gun six pieces together, stamp Merry Christmas on it in different languages, add some little stars.
Then photograph it all over your house to make it look like you've made loads.
Feel happy that you made it to the party and didn't let your friend down and ALSO that you made a start on Christmas 2013, because actually it turned out ok, and what's more, it was completely FREE.
(Apologies Bliss, I tried to make a driftwood reindeer as you suggested, but it didn't look nearly as good as your log reindeer, in fact it was rubbish. Do I get an A* for effort ???).