Mother creates a Christmas igloo for her son for only £10

Crafty mother creates a festive Christmas igloo for her son for just £10 – by making ‘snow’ out of cotton wool and using an old sheet for the ‘icy’ floor

  • Dawn Cartwright, from Peterborough, bought and decorated an igloo for her son
  • Mother revealed it only cost her £10, buying a cardboard igloo and adding decor
  • The thrifty mum shared her idea online to appreciating DIY and bargain fans 

A crafty mother has created an impressive igloo for her young son – costing just £10.

Dawn Cartwright, from Peterborough, bought a cardboard igloo from Hobby Craft costing just £7.50 for her little boy, before decorating it with festive adornments from Poundland. 

She shared the results with the Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook group, racking up more than 6,000 likes and 1,500 comments. 

A picture shows a picturesque igloo nestled behind a Christmas tree, with mock snow and a Father Christmas outside. 

A UK-mother made this lovely igloo for her young son for only £10, with an already made igloo and cotton wool and old sheets

People online loved the idea, with some even vowing to make a similar igloo for their own children

‘Our igloo for Christmas £7.50 for igloo from Hobbycraft’, she wrote, adding: ‘Cotton wool and snow sheets from pound shop, old white sheet for the bottom. Cost around £10 in total.’ 

‘My little man loves it,’ she added.  

The cardboard igloo comes with a star-studded roof that children can decorate as they please. 

The igloo is available to buy at Hobby craft for £7.50. Dawn decorated her with wth icicles made of cotton wool and snow sheets as well as snow balls 

But Dawn didn’t stop there, and added layers of cotton wool and white sheets to create icicles and snow balls on top of the igloo.  

Members of the couponing group and fellow parents were wowed by her results.   

‘What an amazing idea for the kids,’ one said.  

‘Although I do believe in waiting for the 1st of December this looks like heaps of magical fun for the little one,’ another pointed out. 

‘Thank you for this idea, I’ve just ordered one, can’t wait to be creative, happy Christmas,’ a third said. 

Members of the bargain-loving group shared their amazement with the end result and said children were sure to love the igloo

And another thrifty mother decided to share a picture of her very own cardboard playhouse for her daughter after seeing the hobby craft igloo. 

Samie Jayne Wood, from Canterbury, shared her handiwork to the thread, explaining: ‘I really wanted to get my daughter the igloo playhouse from Hobbycraft, but I just couldn’t justify paying the £7.50 for what is purely a cardboard box.’ 

‘So I made her a gingerbread playhouse using some cardboard boxes I got from work.’ 

Samie Jayne Wood went on to say she recycled items she already had in her house – including cardboard plates, toilet roll tubes and ribbon.

She added her daughter decided the house would be a café and started decorating accordingly.

The inventive mother told how the house didn’t cost her a penny, as she only used materials she already owned. Pictured, the end result

‘We’ve got a fireplace, removable candy canes, hot chocolate cups and cupcakes, and salt dough gingerbread men’, she said.

Creative Samie also told how she placed candy canes on the roof of the playhouse, which she decorated with fake snow in a bid to give that festive feeling. 

She covered the inside of the house with festive wrapping paper, and added a fake fireplace filled with orange paper ‘flames,’ a stash of gingerbread men and fairy lights.   

The post quickly garnered attention, racking up over 8,000 likes and 780 comments, with many commending Samie’s creativity.  

 

 

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