When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.
Mouse in a slipper
When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life… she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her. I searched stores and craft shows all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.
As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes. Fold, fold and fold. Then cut, cut and cut. Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation. I always felt like such an accomplished artist. there never were two that turned out alike. So exciting. Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill. Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes. It just makes me feel like a kid again. View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!! A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post. I make them for the office that I work in at school. Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.
Snowflake mobile from Google images
Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!
This is a craft that young and old can enjoy. So get out your scissors and ENJOY!! HAVE FUN!!!! BE A CHILD AGAIN!
These Chalkboard Art Prints are really a great, fast way to do some wonderful, fast and easy holiday decorating. These songs are everyone’s all time favorite Christmas carols. There is a total of 8 prints in the two collections. Pick the ones you want, save them to your computer, print them, frame them and enjoy! so much FUN. They come to us from A Cottage Market, a blog I recently found and have thoroughly enjoyed. Stop by Andrea’s blog and say Hi.
First of all I would like to wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever! As we go about our holiday preparations I want to take a minute to remind everyone to give thanks for your blessings. I am thankful for my beautiful family, my health, my job, and all of my wonderful friends. Everyday that I wake up in this wonderful world I feel blessed to be able to enjoy another day.
I would like to share a picture of the beautiful wreath that hangs on the front door of my mom’s house during the fall. She made the wreath when we went to A.C. Moore for a wreath making class about 15 to 20 years ago.
Please join me as I will start a series this weekend that will lead up to the DIY Craft Ideas for the