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Postby MPoppins » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:40 pm

Well I have so far spent two hours cutting out holly shapes from some old wrapping paper as I thought I'd have a go at making a paper mache Green man. If it goes well I was thinking that I would create a scene, rather like the nativity but the pagan story instead (however that may be a little ambitious).

Everyone's ideas are really inspiring and I look forward to more wreath/Yule log ideas.

GM you are a fountain of knowledge, thanks for that. As we think more and more about the environmental costs and the rising prices involved in importing food from abroad I try to eat as seasonally as poss but I think I will treat myself to some nice juicy oranges for Yule!
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Postby kit » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:48 pm

Wow, MPop!! :shock: I love the idea of a pagan scene rather than those endless nativity ones of shepherds, kings and a manger. A sort of continuation of the Yule/Solstice type altars or displays that many of us make. What a great idea! You must post a photo if you do get it made. :D
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Postby Daffodil » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:05 pm

I love the idea of making a scene too. I was going to try and do one that featured all parts of the stonewylde series, but like you MP I think it might be a bit ambitious. No harm in trying though hey?

I would love to wee what you make too MP. We had a thread a while back full of things we had all made/painted etc. We should start a thread of homemade yule decorations.

Please do post what you make and I will try and do the same.

I made these (see below) out of dried flowers and I want to try and make something similar for yule.

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Postby MPoppins » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:40 pm

aww Daffodil they are beautiful, what a lovely idea. I like the idea of sharing our creative projects, it's so inspiring.

Well my Holly King is finished, he has turned into a puppet! I do have a pic but cannot work out how to upload onto this forum. Any ideas?
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Postby Greymalkin » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:57 pm

MPoppins wrote: I do have a pic but cannot work out how to upload onto this forum. Any ideas?


I'd love to know that too. I refuse to use photobucket and I don't understand why there isn't an "attach file" option on this forum like on others I use.
It's so easy to put pictures on with 'attach file'. :(
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Postby MPoppins » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:50 am

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Postby MPoppins » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:50 am

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Postby Daffodil » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:53 am

That's great MP - I need to go an find some holly now so I can make more stuff :P
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Postby MPoppins » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:56 am

aaaah I have just spent half an hour trying to resize this flipping image and now I've posted two huge ones and can't seem to even delete it!! Sorry!!
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Postby Daffodil » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:01 am

Good morning MP - they don't look too big to me. If you are having trouble PM me and I will talk you through resizing if it helps?
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Postby solsticedreamer » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:11 pm

i always do the clove studded oranges, decorations made with cinnamon sticks/dried orange slices to go with the felt and wooden decorations which come out every year (which also go on my wreaths which i make with willow and birch twigs from my mums garden~always checking with the tree first!)and i usually make garlands with cranberries.
we always have a locally grown tree which this year will be from the new forest and holly gathered along the lanes on the walk to my mums house :)

wrappings are always with brown paper and string and i make my own tags with regular parcel tags and with colored tissue i save over the year from things bought and wrapped.

my only concession to 'sparkle' are plain little white lights outside :)

oh and this year as well as my usual mead there will be spiced hot cider :wink:
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Postby sea sprite » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:56 pm

I like the sound of the cider SD :D :P Do you have a recipe? :D
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Postby solsticedreamer » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:38 am

sea sprite ...

brown sugar, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, ground nutmeg, large orange, quartered with peel, cider

with quantities i guess its just add a little and top up to your own taste~i am afraid i am one of those chuck it all in a pot people :lol:

however i have noticed that sainsbug's are going mulled wine/spiced cider kts this year~if i feel lazy i might try the cider one...do a little pre-yule test drive :wink:
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Postby MPoppins » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:59 am

Thanks whoever sorted my pics xx
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Postby nikki/tony » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:40 pm

i usually have to do the usural tree ,tinsel ,garlands ect from the shops for the family but have my 'stang`(alter in the shape of a staff type o thing) decorated with holly and ivy acorns and rose hips ,holly for male aspect ,ivy is female -for the lord and lady acorns for the promise of the new year ,rose hips cos they grow in my garden and look nice! :lol:
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