Having been in Cyprus for so many years, the festive spirit of Christmas is so ingrained in us that a Christmas tree is very much a part of our annual to-do list. Last year, we got a DIY Christmas tree kit which required assembling of the individual branches. This year, i got a pre-built one and concentrated more on the decorations adoring it.
A snowman is very common, but why isn’t a snowman accompanied by a snow-woman? So, i made a snow-couple. Of course, they need a house too, with cotton used for the snow on the roof. The guy next to the couple is an elf, the body of which is a pine-cone found all over the Cyprus mountains.
Snowman: The body is an inverted paper cup. The head is a regular white plastic ball. The ball was glued to the bottom ofof the cup. The hat was made out of a small plastic cup. The muffler and the nose have been cut out of felt paper. The base of the hat is a circular piece of chart paper.
Snow-woman: The body is an old ceramic candle stand. The head is a newspaper ball covered with cotton. The highlighted smile is with coloured pieces of thermocol (polystyrene) balls.
i also tried to make a snow-kid, but turned out to look like thumbelina! A piece from an egg carton was used for the skirt. The head is a cotton ball. The strands of hair are regular woollen threads.
A Christmas three isn’t complete without the stars. I decided to go the origami way and use coloured wrapping paper to make stars of different sizes.I followed the simple tutorial given on Artplatter
To decorate other parts of the tree, i added pieces of cotton to resemble loose snow. I used chocolates of different shapes with colored wrappers along with some cute snowman clips.
Yes, Santa is missing. But then, Christmas is still a few days away. More than us, Akshara is eagerly awaiting Santa with the promise of a gift from him!