Sunday, 2 December 2012

The joy of jingly bells

The wreath did not start well.
The coat hanger I was planning to use had been commandeered as a poker for a hair-blocked drain.
My brave trip to Dollarama for some materials after a day full of ballet, Advent calendar creation, Spiderman birthday party and overtired bedtime for the Zeds ended in failure when I discovered our local Dollarama closes two hours earlier on Saturdays than it does during the week.
The pair of pliers I employed for shaping a fresh coat hanger into a wreath shape was an unfit tool for the job*
Z1 seemed a lot  more interested in Garfield on the telly and Z2 was very tired.

However, I bribed the Zeds to think persuaded the Zeds that making a wreath would be a lot of lovely fun. Well, actually, I got Z2 to nap to cure his terrible twos and only had to bribe Z1.

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Complete wreath

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Z1's decoration materials
Our wreath is made of a coat hanger, tinsel, jingly bells, pipe cleaners and pine cones. It is adorning our porch and I am delighted. It did not capture Z1's attention at all, though, despite the sparkly tinsel. She liked the jingle bells and, while I was out in the damp air hanging the wreath, she gathered the materials you see here to make her own decoration.

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In progress              Complete      

It's a Christmassy wind chime and is now prominently displayed alongside the wreath. I declare Conquering Christmas, day 2 a success.

*or perhaps I am not very good at using pliers and/or shaping coat hangers


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