Saturday 7 December 2013

CCC017: Oh Christmas Tree

It's another Cards Challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create today! 
This month's challenge is "Oh, Christmas Tree
Make sure you join in for your chance to win!!
I love how this card turned out using the Simply Create Snowflake Season set.  The negatives made a great window for the return set called Evergreen!

I mentioned it before but I am seriously loving Christmas... 
There was a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE today...
Both my kids SAT in Santa's lap!!!
I never said the picture was GOOD but I did say they did it.
I couldn't be happier!
We've also been busy making crafts and different things at our house. My daughter's daycare decorates a tree and each child needs to bring in a decoration.  We thought it would be a good idea to make a decoration.  We made two trees and two of each set - one at the daycare and one for our tree.  

We started out with one child watching (hee, hee) and painting 6 popsicle sticks green.  You can see them drying here along with some glitter sticks... the glitter sticks are still sitting there as I haven't come up with something to do with them yet.  While they were drying my daughter was decorating the handcut felt trees with pom poms.

Tip: If ever you have anything that needs to dry (like paint) - just have a second little "busy" work in between.

Extra Tip: Too many buttons around? This container is perflect to hold buttons because its big enough to move the buttons around to pick out which one you want to use. Then you close it up and put it away.  I used to use mason jars - and they are nice but I always had to dump them out.

Here's the final products - I am going to stitch some string on the felt trees.  In hindsight I wouldn't use buttons  - it makes it too heavy! 

These are the decorations going to the daycare.  We painted those popsicle sticks green then glued them into a triangle.  We decorated with buttons and pom poms on and let them dry over night.  I added some jute/string to hang off the tree and wrote her name on the back.
And NOW we are excited to decorate the tree.. Can you tell?
Or maybe we are not??? I can' tell...
Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Your kiddos are so super cute. So good to see them. Lovely trees. Tx f the idea!!