Thursday, December 5, 2013

handmaking decorations

When my sister-in-law was here over the Thanksgiving holidays, she pointed out an adorable bottle cap snowman craft she saw on Pinterest. We gathered the supplies, some from the Michaels craft department (a necessity for the bottle caps unless you start saving them NOW for next year's crafting), others from my stash, then we set the kids to work painting and drawing. Of course, my children being their charmingly creative selves, we didn't end up with a single normal snowman among them. (Or maybe Elizabeth's were; I can't seem to find them right now.) But we do have upside-down snowmen, very long snowmen, and snowmen with heads on both ends. It's all about the process, right? They are quite festive, if non-traditional.

The knitted cork trees that I began a few weeks ago multiplied successfully, and in addition, Paulie made several origami Christmas trees from a tutorial I found for him. We decided that some of the smaller ones looked cute with the knitted trees. Finn had his own ideas and decided to add snow drifts around our trees. Now Paulie is scheming for a way to add white to the tops of his trees to complete the look.

I love the creativity that seems to naturally burst forth this time of year. It makes the long, sometimes dreary, days indoors seem that much lovelier.

If there are any holiday decoration tutorials that your family has enjoyed, please pass them along!

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed the process and as long as they are enjoying creating, laughing and bonding then there we are !~!


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