I like to make a few handmade Christmas presents with my daughter. She has a bit of pocket money but not enough to buy presents so it’s nice to get her to make something. Last year we decorated plant pots and filled them with hyacinth bulbs. It was a lovely activity but I spent the rest of the day feeling really itchy and it took me several hours before I realised it could be down to the bulbs. Apparently you can be allergic to hyacinth bulbs – who knew? This year I learned from my mistakes and we wore gloves.
These make great presents for teachers or for relatives as they are relatively inexpensive and really easy to make. You an decoate them in any colours you choose and attach all sorts or Christmas decorations to the pot.
To make the pots you need:
- plant pots
- paints (we used gold and red)
- craft lollypop sticks
- googly eyes
- pom poms
- cotton wool