Over here the decs can stay up till Twelth Night, and as mine only went up the week before Christmas they're here to stay for a couple more days and I nearly forgot, to post about the no-cost decorations in the café where I work, so here is a post Christmas, Christmas decoration post !
Bliss reminded me, when she asked about the star I made for her Christmas in July party !
I made it from part of a vegetable crate, and I intended to make a lot more, but in the end the vegetable crates were turned into something much better. Recycling packaging for the decorations, works with the cafe's ethos, locally sourced food, organic where possible, and fixtures made from broken groins and beach junk.
There are some artists studios next to the café, and the most prolific artist (and the oldest) is David Barber. He's very grumpy, especially when he's having his photo taken !
I asked him to make a reindeer for our windowsill, out of the veg crates, and he made Blitzen.
Sculpted him perfectly and decorated him with shells and bottle tops.
And Donna, flying through the sky past garlands made of garlic plaits and order tickets,
and driven by Pingu ! (sorry about the photos)
I made baubles out of camembert boxes, bottle tops, packaging and recycled ribbons.
Christmas trees out of egg cartons, driftwood and more bottle tops.
And hopefully Blitzen will be coming home with me because contrary to his photo, David is quite a sweet old bloke. So, I promise, no more Christmas, not for 11 months or so (unless Bliss has another Christmas in July party !).
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014 x