Angels, Parcels and Presents

Angels are fantastic as far as Peakles is concerned and she wanted to have one for the top of her tree.

Pan Scourer Angel

Pan Scourer Angel

I suddenly knew what I was going to do with these gold and silver pan scourers that I had bought from our local supermarket.  They had been reduced so much that I bought three packs and still had change from £1!

We took the silver pan scourer and tied a length of gold ribbon around it about half way down.

Tied to make a head and body

Tied to make a head and body

This made a ‘head’ and flowing torso or ‘gown’ of the angel.  The gold pan scourer had a length of ribbon tied around it in the middle to make the angel’s wings.

Tied in the middle for wings

Tied in the middle for wings

Finally we tied the wings onto the back of the angel’s body.

Wings tied onto torso

Wings tied onto torso

Peakles and I think that our pan scourer angels are really sweet and now adorn three of our trees at home.

Angel on the top of the tree

Angel on the top of the tree

Peakles was very excited about creating more decorations for our Peakle Pie Christmas Tree.

Peakle Pie Christmas Tree

Peakle Pie Christmas Tree

When we were out at a garden centre recently Peakles had seen some trees that had parcels and presents on them and she wanted something similar.   We cut some lengths of gold and red ribbon.  Peakles wrapped these lengths of ribbon around one of the rectangular pan scourers.

Sticking the ribbon down onto sticky tape

Sticking the ribbon down onto sticky tape

She secured it in place with some sticky tape – although older children could practise tying bows.

Another parcel finished

Another parcel finished

To finish off we added some extra ribbon which had been curled.  Peakles then fixed these parcels around the tree.

Brilliant Parcels!

Brilliant Parcels!

For a final flourish we decided that some presents under the tree would be very festive.  This time we took three scourers and tied them together some ribbon to make some larger presents.

Triple parcels under the tree

Triple parcels under the tree

Peakles enjoyed making the extra flourishes on the tied part of the ribbon and she added some extra curled ribbons to the top.  We placed these under the tree and think they look fantastic!

Underneath Peakle Pie's Christmas Tree

Underneath Peakle Pie’s Christmas Tree

 

 

 

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