14 December 2013

day 14: paper decorations


Next to our cake stall in the Museum of Childhood last Saturday was a lovely young woman who designs and makes displays for the museum, Without the resources of their parent, the V&A, this outpost has learned to be resourceful and so we learnt in passing how simple it was to make these paper baubles. Waiting for that pudding to boil last night, I exercised my newly acquired knowledge and spent a relaxing hour cutting a musical score into strips and stapling them together. I hope Mozart isn't turning in his grave, wherever it might be. 

The decorations, along with some stars, are now adorning our slightly bonkers entry to the local Christmas tree festival. It's all very Barbara and Tom this year but at least it hardly cost a penny. Maybe in 2014 we'll be able to go a bit more bling and leopardskin, a la Bet Lynch, if things look up - or down as the case may be.

7 comments:

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

I seem to remember that Barbara and Tom even decorated the pigsty...perhaps we should decorate the pheasants pens? or if not those perhaps just the bantam's pen (She winters in the laundry)anyway We'll have to make paper chains this year ..but probably not with sheet music ...as it's my OH's and he likes to play it :0)(Ok I'd be in big trouble if I nicked it)

ALoadofOldTat said...

Your tree sounds wonderful, I adored Tom (Richard Briers).

annjennyg said...

Love the paper decorations and I bet the tree looks fab!

Liz said...

The decorations look great but I just can't bring myself to cut up sheet music. Or maps. What's that all about?

colleen said...

Liz - I know just what you mean and I did think twice about it but I know I'm never going to be able to play it and I love the pattern of the notes on the paper.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

They're very pretty but I'd better not make any . Since I never throw anything away , I've got enough to decorate two trees already ,including "snowflakes" lovingly made out of toothpicks and thread 40 years ago .
I saw a piece in an interior design-ery magazine the other day about someone who had run out of cash before the downstairs loo could be "glamorised". She'd papered it with tatty old '80s school atlases without guilt and it looked good .

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I used to love making these ... haven't in years though.

I'm liking the sound of a Barbara and Tom tree!