Pendleton Together residents were invited to get into the festive spirit at Brotherton House on 27th November at a DIY craft session with staff.
Many people begin to decorate their Christmas trees on 1st December, to give residents something special to put on their trees staff organised a free DIY Christmas craft workshop ahead of the day.
Residents learnt new skills with help from staff and made Christmas tree decorations out of recycled materials, as well as having a go at making paper hedgehogs.
Makeshift baubles were created out of the bottoms of recycled plastic drinking bottles, with residents painting snowflakes and other lovely images over the bottle’s shape. Once they had tested their creativity with hanging decorations, residents used old books to make hedgehogs by folding each page into the shape of a hedgehog before adding bows, pom poms and googly eyes to bring their creations to life.
Lynne Harrison, Community Iniativies Officer, said: “This was a great opportunity for local residents to meet new people over a mince pie and take on a new and creative challenge.”