Gallery – ideas and inspiration
One year I made baubles featuring sequins. I used paper mâché balls, varnished them (to stop the paint soaking in) and then sprayed them gold. I did this during the summer and left them speared on kebab stitcks to dry in the sunshine. Suddenly hoards of bees arrived, thinking they were flowers! I then moved on to polystyrene, the result of which was my book Decorations to Dazzle, published in 2004.
The Year of the Suffolk Puff or Yo-o. The Japanese company Clover introduced a natty gadget to create perfect Suffolk puff easily and quickly. One ball has been covered with tiny puffs while I have used the jumbo maker to make the one with the tassel.