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December 10th – Vlog Link: Crafting Christmas

Back in January 2016, I made a video; an introduction to my 40×40 Bucket List. since then I have made one every week. It has since evolved into a Kettle List vlog, what with me turning 40 and getting a new list and all, but the basic premise remains the same – I chat about Bucket List stuff, albeit sometimes somewhat tenuously.

As I now have a blog, it would be a bit remiss not to plug my vlog and try and accomplish my dream of 50 subscribers (which I now have, thank you guys!, so I have upped my dream to 100), so from now on, once a week, this will be my Monday Thing: A rundown on the week that has passed, and what I have vlogged about.

And this week I have been chatting about my Christmas crafts.

Dec 10th

I bought a massive job lot of tissue paper with the intention of making some puffy snow balls to hang from the ceiling over the tree, but after buying some laser cut snowflake coasters I had an idea…I thought I would go ‘extra’. While my Christmas bucket list calls for me to make some paper snow flakes, I have decided to make an entire cloud!
You can hear me chat about what I planned to do in the vlog

My Snow Cloud

I am quite happy with the results…and as they are more ‘wintery’ than ‘Christmassy’ I intend keeping them up until March 21st, after which I can trade them in for some Springtime craftiness.

Paper Craft in Action

My craft basket. My paper flowers are slowly forming a cloud.

The cloud on the wall

The cloud looked better on the wall, thanks to Command Brand wall hooks.

Let it snow
Here it is, complete with strands and snow flakes

While at B & M’s today I was able to pick up these lights for just £4. Each light has a little box to add letters to so you can spell out messages,except for Merry Christmas, as there are only 2 ‘R’s’! They come with 90 spare letters, hearts, stars and numbers and I can keep them up all year to spell out ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Put the bins out’. Those Command hooks came in handy for the lights too.

Christmas lights
I will need to experiment with phrases that fit into 20 letters or less… ‘Turn the lights off’

So how goes your Christmas Crafting?

Not a fan? What do you enjoy making this time of year?

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Mature (technically) graduate, vlogger, blogger, dreaming of travelling, mum of 4, K-pop addict, Japanese culture fan, and wannabe minimalist. And that is what this is all about... I am clearing, decluttering and "minimalising" with the long term aim of travelling and completing the adventures on my #kettlelist (Bucket list seems a bit final!) Come visit me on twitter and instagram @Pollyplaits , or on Youtube for my Polly put the kettle on (#PPTKO) weekly vlog that is DEFINITELY #NOTa50x50

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