Christmas tree decoration

To make this tree decoration you need a small amount of round reed, a balloon and some gold spray paint.

Blow up the balloon and soak the round reed to make it pliable.

This is simply a Japanese random technique covering a round form made with a balloon. It is quite challenging to start, and much easier to have two people, and four hands,  to hold it together. Alternatively you can use twist ties to hold the first strands in place, or use pieces of masking tape.

It is a fun project to do with children once the form is holding itself  together.

It can be left in it's natural colour or sprayed to look more festive.