Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Family Craft Night, Christmas Version

From time to time i love to have us all sit down together and make something fun!! Crafting together is way better than crafting alone. For this craft night we were going to try our hands at a 3-D style snowflake. Avery is the perfect age for stuff like this. She is coordinated enough that she does not need much help anymore and actually does it herself. Mitchell quickly loses interest and we end up making what he started.
Yes that is a giant pencil...i am waiting for one of the kids to whack themselves in the head with it while they are writing.
Chris helped to make the snowflakes but he also made hanging it much easier. All i had to have was the idea, and he found a way to make it work. I have a stash of sticks and branches in the garage, some have even moved with us, and i thought this would be the perfect way to use them. Chris used fishing line to hang the branch from our ugly flourescent light and we then hung the snowflakes from said branch.
More than the snowflakes i am in love with the branch. i can not help myself. i have sticks all over my house. That stick is going to be a permanent fixture whether i have something hanging on it or not. These are not as tricky a snowflake to make as they might look. I used a wonderful tutorial at Heritage Acres Homestead blog. Try it out, they are fun to make in lots of different sizes.
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13 comments:

MaryMary said...

those are so schmance--clever girl.

Colleen said...

Yay! I'll be hanging my giant snowflakes later today. Unfortunately, no cool stick to hang them from.
Love that silver tree in the background!

Kris said...

These are so pretty! What a great idea!

Dee said...

Funny, we have sticks around the house too...only they do whack themselves and each other on the head (and anywhere else not protected!) with them!

lol

Love the snowflakes and thanks for the tutorial!

Merry Christmas!

Evelyn said...

Love it! And love that your love your branch. :-) I look forward to seeing it updated throughout the year. Hearts next??

Jingle said...

Those are fabulous!

angela said...

That's a great stick - and I love the snowflakes hanging from them. Makes it all very organic and wonderful! And thanks for that link. I've seen them before and had not been able to find instructions.

The Tripp Family said...

I was about to say they looked very complicated, then I saw the link to the instructions. I'll have to check it out. Joshua & Zoe may not be able to make them, but I think they'd like them anyway. And I secretly want to make one. But it's not such a secret anymore, oh well.

Suzanne said...

Hey! Nice snowflakes! :) Aren't they fun? I love the way you hung them!

LDH said...

I love snowflakes and these look so nice! Think I'll give them a try!

Brown Family Blog said...

wow! Those are really cool looking. I noticed your little silver tree too. :O)

Laura for the Baillies said...

Thanks for the great idea...they're soo pretty!! ;)

Kristin said...

Great idea. I love that you are hanging them from a branch. And I LOVE your gray wall. :)

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