Day 12 of Twelve Days of Christmas is a small pile of twigs!!….
What you need –
A pile of branches and twigs
A small saw
Wood glue or fast acting glue
Time: up to a week
Gather your branches and twigs. We went for a walk and raided the hedgerows, but see what you can find in your garden or local park. At this time of year, you’ll need to allow time for your collection to dry out. A day or so in front of a fire or radiator should do it!
Once your branches are dry, sort through them and start identifying which pieces you’re going to use. Broadly speaking, you’ll need two Y shaped pieces that will be used as the legs, a straight-ish piece for the body, a smaller straight piece for the head and finally an antler shaped set of branches.
Use the secateurs and saw to cut your chosen pieces to the correct size. I started by attaching the legs to the body piece. This did require some clever balancing so that the glue had a chance to set, but once both sets of legs were done it was fairly straight forward to attach the head and antlers. I left each piece to set for about 12 hours before attaching the next piece.....
....and here he is!
Happy Christmas Everyone!