HERE'S ONE I MADE EAR­LIER...

AD­VENT CROWNS AND NEWS­PA­PER TREES: IT COULD ONLY BE ON THE PAGES OF THE BLUE PETER AN­NUAL

The Simple Things - - NOSTALGIA -

Surely a rite of pas­sage: hound­ing your par­ents for ‘spare’ news­pa­pers / coat hang­ers / loo rolls with which to fash­ion some Christ­mas dé­cor. Thank you to

Blue Peter for 60 years of artis­tic in­spi­ra­tion.

Blue Peter Christ­mas craft projects are de­fined by go­ing heavy on the tin­sel, glit­ter, baubles – and en­thu­si­asm.

While our ad­vent crowns may not have lived up to John Noakes’ prom­ise that “if you pack it away care­fully, it will last for years”, at least our mem­o­ries have done…

1An ever­green tree idea 1 from Va­lerie Sin­gle­ton uses news­pa­per in­stead.Noth­ing says Christ­mas 2 like a poly­styrene ceil­ing tile door dec­o­ra­tion.All that glit­ters is TV gold 3 – just like th­ese cards (and Les­ley Judd’s hair).A Blue Peter badge if you 4 suc­cess­fully iden­tify this short-serv­ing pre­sen­ter*

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