What are you making this year?
I have been painting tree ornaments for my table centrepiece today.
squash / 13208 posts
@Cherrybee: so pretty!!!
pomegranate / 3858 posts
@Cherrybee: that's beautiful!
cherry / 220 posts
Snowman magnets to give as small gifts and sell at the craft fair at my son's school. I painted small wooden blocks and glued magnets on the back.
nectarine / 2085 posts
@Cherrybee: That's so neat! What type of paint/technique are you using? I usually just use acrylic craft paint.
@oscarthegoon: These are adorable! I've got a bunch of pompoms that need to be used...
I've been painting ornaments too. I'll try to get a picture and post it later!
papaya / 10570 posts
@oscarthegoon: these are so cute! I love them! I would totally buy one at a craft fair.
@honeybear: they're alkyd resin paints (mine are by Pebeo). I use pipettes to apply it and then swirl it about. It's the product that produces the effect, very minimal talent required.
@Cherrybee: Ooh, thanks! I'll look into that.
@oscarthegoon: those are great!
pomelo / 5220 posts
@Cherrybee: so pretty!
I'm working on a felt Christmas tree and ornaments for LO. So far I just have the tree cut out. I need to work on the ornaments tonight!
apricot / 431 posts
@psw27: I just made a felt Christmas tree too! My ornaments are so sad .... Circles, triangles and hearts, ha. That is as crafty as I can get. My daughter loves it though
@ocean81: I got too tired last night (thanks pregnancy!) to do anything but cut out a star and a few plain, red, round ornaments and my LO immediately went right for it this morning! So I think trying to make it "cute" will really only be for my own ego! hahaa
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
@psw27: @ocean81: I wanted to do one of these felt trees for my 3 year old this year! And then I remembered the baby would immediately crawl over and try to eat all the ornaments.
So far I've done almost nothing. I get lofty ideas then remember I don't have time to shower everyday...
@psw27: Stars! Good idea. My pregnancy brain made me black out on easy shapes to cut.
@Foodnerd81: Ha ha! I have until May to give her anything that a baby can't have
pomegranate / 3950 posts
@Cherrybee: @oscarthegoon: Very cool!
I don't have a finished-product picture but I used this tutorial http://www.erinspain.com/diy-mason-jar-lid-ornaments/ to make ornaments, instead of wrapping paper I printed out four years of family photos on regular printer paper and modge-podged them to the lids (I did use the screw-on part also) and then hung up with burlap string. They are super cute and so easy.
pomelo / 5628 posts
I made this with LO (age 4). The idea was from Pinterest but I modified it by adding the Christmas lights. I love how it turned out! (All lines and lettering were done in Sharpie FYI.
@josina: those are so pretty!
nectarine / 2821 posts
@Mrs Green Grass: that is so cute!
@oscarthegoon: adorable. @Cherrybee: very beautiful!
@Mrs Green Grass: that looks fantastic! I love the lights!
@psw27: ooh, please post pics when it's finished. It sounds lovely.
kiwi / 625 posts
@oscarthegoon: LOVE these!!
@Cherrybee: mine won't be nearly as cute as the ones I saw on this post (my inspiration!) http://boards.hellobee.com/topic/diy-felt-christmas-tree-project#post-2347606
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
@josina: Great idea! And love that you used family photos instead!
pomelo / 5132 posts
I redid my wreath!
persimmon / 1467 posts
I'm working on canning bbq sauce right now for extra Christmas presents. Does that count? I love doing crafty things but find it hard to have the extra energy for it at night. Cooking fun stuff is about as far as I go these days.
honeydew / 7235 posts
@oscarthegoon: those are awesome!!!
cherry / 209 posts
Not so crafty but made a felt christmas tree for dd's preschool class.
@Jass: that's lovely!
@brownepiano: yes, that counts! I would love it if someone gave me homemade sauce as a gift. So thoughtful.
@Mrs. J: ooh, that is very classy.
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