Visit our festive display at the Guild Hall
In the library our talented craft group have created an adorable festive display of small knitted characters. 🌟👏 We think it’s really ‘mice’. 😆 The crafters used to meet in our library but since the pandemic, they’ve worked behind the scenes to continue this much-loved Harris tradition. The display is free to visit.
Not able to visit the library in person? Find activities to do at home below.
Make a Christmas bauble inspired by our jewellery collection
Use our step-by-step guide to help you do the patterns for your Christmas bauble.
YOU WILL NEED: Coloured card, pencil, scissors, glue, tin foil, sequins (or anything else to decorate), ribbon, sellotape.
Step 1: Draw a Christmas bauble template on your coloured card and cut out using scissors.
Step 2: Decorate with your own pattern and shapes.
Here are some pieces from our jewellery collection to inspire you. The brooch and earings sparkle with gold and silver colours.
Step 3: Use scissors to cut a piece of ribbon. Loop the ribbon and sellotape to the back of the bauble.
You can make different baubles using the shapes above.
You can share your bauble designs with us on social media or by email. We would love to see them.
Mrs French’s scent bottles
How to make your own scent bottle like those in our collection.
Use our step-by-step guide to help you do the patterns for your bottle.
YOU WILL NEED
tin foil and anything else to decorate- we’ve used feathers and sequins.
Draw a scent bottle template on your coloured card and cut out using scissors.
Decorate with your own pattern and pictures!
FUN FACT: Did you know that some of the scent bottles collected by Mrs French are decorated with pictures of animals? Try making your own animal themed scent bottle.
You can find some pictures of Mrs French’s perfume bottles on our glass collections page for inspiration.