Sunday, 15 December 2013

Madhouse Diaries : Wood you believe it !

There's a long-standing joke in my family that Madhouse Grandad always looks at decorative items in garden centres or homeware stores and says "ooh, I could make one of those out of wood" ! Well, here are some ideas for him to get his teeth into that we saw at the Christmas market yesterday !


First the girls got all excited about walking down the red carpet under an archway made of huge bamboo poles.


Then we saw a whole herd of reindeer made of logs.


They're brilliant ! (And not too hard to replicate - you can see some more that the Country Kids from Coombe Mill made over on their blog this week too. How's that for a coincidence?)


Sustainable festive decorations seemed to be the theme this year - how about a snowman made of bendy twigs?


Or a funky wooden Christmas tree?


Pierre was delighted to discover a wood cabin - when he peeked through the window, he discovered a sleeping Santa.


And looking round the back, I can see why he was sleeping ! I hope he sobers up before Christmas Eve !





Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Wonderball - a cross between Christmas crackers and Pass the Parcel !

8 comments:

  1. LOL @ Sleeping tipsy Santa
    Fab reindeer, but nobody in our household is good with making things from wood. I imagine if my DH tried to do smth like this, it would end up with a disaster and a trip to A&E.

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    1. LOL Stick to cuddly toy reindeer then !! xx

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  2. yay...just the job,just need to chop down the old willow tree and away we go,maybe an easter theme........

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  3. Thank you for the lovely mention. The reindeer are definitely the easiest to make though I love the effect of the Snowman and Christmas Tree too. That snow man must be made from willow branches, very efective.

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  4. I like the Christmas tree--how fun and clever.

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  5. Great photos, the one of the back of Santas log cabin made me laugh.

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  6. Love those Reindeer, Fiona did a great job with theirs too

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  7. I am LOVING the raindeer and the christmas tree!! i think i need to send my hubby in the shed! lol

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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