Nothing like a fun, festive blog hop! Welcome everyone and a special welcome to those of you that have arrived via blog hop from Big Picture Classes. Yay for browsing blogs and being linked to a whole lot of festive ideas...and scroll to the bottom of this post for info on a new Big Picture Class celebrating Christmas... let's get this blog hop moving!
There is no doubting that this school holiday fun I had with Abby back in July was a total hit. We created the cutest little twine heart shaped wand, it took very little resources and made Abby smile for days. It was way back then that she asked me to create one using a star.
So as Christmas approached I decided that this would make a fab ornament. Except this time we need a star or two for the Christmas tree. Bring on the string and glue!
Gather some of your favourite twine. You can use anything, I get mine from The Twinery. Abby chose green and orange, since we were creating two stars. I'd have chosen teal but I was out-voted, clearly.
2. Find some fun shaped cookie cutters or play-dough cutters. Gather some wood-glue that dries clear, a plastic lid/plate to place the creations on while you make them, and some scissors. Oh and glitter. One must have glitter.
Get layering string and glue! Abby & I partnered up, she was the string-placer and I was the glue-master. We layered glue and string, pushing it in hard all the way until the cookie cutter was full of string soaked in glue.
You have to have bling - Abby added glitter and sparkles, spilled a whole lot on the floor, declared that the floor would look fabulous all glittery for Christmas, put the stars in the sun to dry and flitted off and left me to clean up. That wasn't in the plan, just for the record...
Leave to dry. Vacuum the floor. When they are completely dry they should push out of the cookie cutter and there you have it. Most of the time there is a 'loop' somewhere that you are able to add a hanging string to. Isn't this the cutest, easiest, cheapest home made ornament ever?!!! Try different shapes, different colours, mixing colours, adding different bling, decorating the finished product with small flowers or other embellishments. This could totally be the start of a twine & glue revolution!
And there we have it.... want more festive ideas? Hope on over to Georgana Hall's blog where the blog hop will continue on until you have 12 fun ideas!
Before you go, though, stop right there - I have info on the next Big Picture class that I'm involved in, I'm celebrating the 12 days of Christmas along with 11 other teachers!
How it works:
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, you will receive an email from a BPC teacher with a photo prompt and a list of supplies to gather. Preparing specific holiday pictures and products as Christmas approaches will help you focus on the present moments and the joyful anticipation in a more thoughtful way—without feeling any pressure to scrapbook right away! Then, starting on December 25th, you'll get to "open" a new handout each day, designed to guide and inspire you in pulling together pictures and products to complete a dozen different layouts.
At the end of this workshop you'll have created 12 special memories with your family AND you'll have 12 finished pages. Rather than rushing through the holidays this year, give yourself the gift of happy memories documented in a delightfully doable way!
This workshop includes:
- 12 daily emails from 12 different BPC teachers for the 12 days leading up to Christmas
- Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
- 12 colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for creating 12 layouts
- Video messages from each teacher available as streaming videos and transcripts
- Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
Find out more here! Happy Festive Blog hop to you all! Enjoy the twine creations!