Friday, November 25, 2011

Gum Nuts


One of the American ideas for the little felt balls is to attach them to Acorns but I don't have acorns here but of course being in Australia we have lots of gumnuts so I made these
I just used a multimix packet of the 1cm balls. If I had larger gumnuts (which I will in a few months) I would use a larger size ball
 I cut them in half with a pair of scissors or you could use a craft knife
 Added a drop of white pva glue - any glue that dries clear would be fine
 and stuck the half ball on top and waited for them to dry
Here they are all ready in a little container for a table centrepiece or decoration. You could add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to make it even nicer
 You can get lots more ideas on the Project Ideas Sheets

3 comments:

Sally Westcott said...

That looks like a good table center for Christmas Lisa!

Judy said...

Hi! Lisa,

Delightful and colourful little gumnuts, lovely to decorate a Christmas table or for any celebration table.

Leah Day said...

How cheerful! I think I like the look of your Australian gum nuts better than acorns. They have that long skinny tail that's perfectly for holding while gluing and photographing. Thanks for providing my super cute fix for the day!