Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 3 of Crafting to Christmas


Sorry for the late blog post. But ran out of time last night before I had to go into work.  On Day 3 of Crafting for Christmas we made christmas ornaments out of popsicle sticks. My parent's Christmas tree is pretty much covered in ornaments that my mom painted when she was pregnant with my older sister Lisa and with ornaments that me and my sisters made growing up. I knew I wanted the same for our tree. 

So this Christmas we decided to make a few homemade Christmas ornaments. I found these popsicle ornaments over at Little Family Fun. I already had all the supplies in my craft collection. 

The supplies I used was:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • hot glue gun
  • buttons
  • beads
  • glitter
  • paint brushes
  • paper plates


I started off with Virginia coloring the popsicle sticks green for a Christmas tree. I realized very quickly that this would take awhile. So I changed my mind and just let her paint the sticks. I jumped in and helped her also. I laid the sticks on paper plates and we painted away. We used washable paint at first, but then I decided to grab the acrylic paint. We painted green for the christmas tree, blue for the snowflake, and yellow for a start.

We set them all off to the side to dry for a bit. Once they were dried I grabbed my glue gun and looked at the pictures on Little Family Fun on how to construct each shape. For the Christmas tree I used my scissors to cut the sticks down to the shape of a tree. Then just glued the sticks together. Some process for the snowflake and star. 

After the shapes were made I went and grabbed my collection of jewelry beads. I let Virginia pick out what to use to decorate the ornaments. For the Christmas tree she used beads and buttons. For the snowflake and star she decided on glitter. We actually used some old bracelets that I had made in the past for the hangers for the ornaments. They worked perfect, I just hot glued them to the back of the ornaments. 

Now we just need to go pick out our Christmas tree and we will be ready to add our ornaments. 





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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 3 of Crafting to Christmas



Sorry for the late blog post. But ran out of time last night before I had to go into work.  On Day 3 of Crafting for Christmas we made christmas ornaments out of popsicle sticks. My parent's Christmas tree is pretty much covered in ornaments that my mom painted when she was pregnant with my older sister Lisa and with ornaments that me and my sisters made growing up. I knew I wanted the same for our tree. 

So this Christmas we decided to make a few homemade Christmas ornaments. I found these popsicle ornaments over at Little Family Fun. I already had all the supplies in my craft collection. 

The supplies I used was:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • hot glue gun
  • buttons
  • beads
  • glitter
  • paint brushes
  • paper plates


I started off with Virginia coloring the popsicle sticks green for a Christmas tree. I realized very quickly that this would take awhile. So I changed my mind and just let her paint the sticks. I jumped in and helped her also. I laid the sticks on paper plates and we painted away. We used washable paint at first, but then I decided to grab the acrylic paint. We painted green for the christmas tree, blue for the snowflake, and yellow for a start.

We set them all off to the side to dry for a bit. Once they were dried I grabbed my glue gun and looked at the pictures on Little Family Fun on how to construct each shape. For the Christmas tree I used my scissors to cut the sticks down to the shape of a tree. Then just glued the sticks together. Some process for the snowflake and star. 

After the shapes were made I went and grabbed my collection of jewelry beads. I let Virginia pick out what to use to decorate the ornaments. For the Christmas tree she used beads and buttons. For the snowflake and star she decided on glitter. We actually used some old bracelets that I had made in the past for the hangers for the ornaments. They worked perfect, I just hot glued them to the back of the ornaments. 

Now we just need to go pick out our Christmas tree and we will be ready to add our ornaments. 





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