I made this little Christmas in a nutshell while waiting for glue to dry on some other projects.
You never know what people will react to. Spend a week on something and no one bats and eye. Spend a few extra minutes and everyone loves it. I don't really mind though, especially when the reason for the reaction is because memories are revived.
A number of people said that they reminded them of German baubles that their parents or grandparents had decades ago. That's a nice thing.
I could see loads of conversations, people planning to make their own. "We need to buy walnuts!"
I'm all for encouraging a handmade Christmas (or just handmade in general really) so I cut into my holiday baking and cleaning time and put together a quick tutorial found HERE.
Below is a list of products I used. Feel free to substitute to create your own miniature masterpiece.
Frosted White Sisal Trees (painted them green) / aka Bottle brush trees
Wired Pine Needle Stems (or anything similar to cut into tree shape)
Flat-Back Gold Star Studs - 12mm*
Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars
Wee clay houses