I have discovered mini craft sticks in The Works ……. and these little robin decorations are the result of my first experiment with them.
I started by deciding that I wanted to use them in a triangular shape, then coloured enough sticks on both sides with green Sharpie pens to make three decorations.
I then cut six holly patterned triangles as the background, sticking two back to back so that they were double sided for a neat back, as you may have realised I am a bit anal about the derrieres of my tree decorations, in case they twirl round and expose a tatty backside!!!
I also added a metal pendant loop to the top of the back so that a ribbon can be threaded through to hang on the tree.The final touches were made by finally adding the glittered paper robins, their feet and faux stitching round the edges using a white gel pen.
Looking at the pictures now, I think they need a little something else to really finish them off, a small red bow and perhaps a pair of jingle bells at the top???? I will post another picture when I have found some suitable ribbon, what I have at the moment is too thick, and you know me, it’s all about the proportion!