I am so late at getting into crafting for Christmas this year. First my mojo went on a wonder then when it did finally return the tardis known as the craft cupboard needed sorting yet again. Honestly I don’t know how it happens. I tidy it and don’t even craft for a while and bam the craft cupboard is in a mess again.
But good news, the glitter has finally had an outing. First off is Reindeer Food (which doesn’t actually contain glitter). My two had this one year and I loved it, yes I know it was meant for the kids. So I have been making some this year and so far on my second batch as the lovely customers in my corner shop have been loving it.
- Birdseed – huge bag from Wilkios £2
- Oats – had some Asda value oats in the cupboard.
- Glitter – no not the real glitter as that may harm the birds and I wasn’t going to pay the price of the posh edible glitter so made my own. Destructions below.
Put it all in a bowl and stir then add to a bag.
Tie with a fancy ribbon or raffia and then a tag with a verse.
The verse I used was :
Sprinkle on the lawn at the night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright,
As Santa’s reindeer’s fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.
*Coloured sugar – because the idea is that the birds and wildlife in the garden eat the Reindeer Food to give the illusion that the Reindeer did eat the food, normal glitter could harm them. As an alternative I put granulated sugar into a bowl, added food colouring and stirred….a lot. Then line a baking tin with tin foil and add your coloured sugar. Bake for 10 minutes at 170c . Keep an eye on it and you may have to give it a bit of bashing to break it up again afterwards. It’s not super sparkly but probably a lot better than Rudolph having a coughing fit on the lawn.