Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Christmas Craft

Every Thanksgiving the VH crew is together the girls do some kind of craft. It seems to usually be a wreath of some sort. One year we painstakingly made the Martha Stewart cranberry wreaths with real cranberries and toothpicks. Since those only lasted 1 season we decided to dehydrate the cranberries the next year and hot glue them to the wreath so we could keep it year after year. Last year we made live succulent wreaths.
This year we are having Thanksgiving here and I'm trying to come up with a craft. I think we are going to make these paper wreaths (what else!). Mia, Holly and I are experimenting right now to see how they'll work but so far they're pretty easy and turning out pretty cute. I saw the idea in the December issue of Creating Keepsakes.
We found some great Christmas Scenic Route paper at the scrapbook store. You have to cut them into 6x1 inch strips, make a loop and staple the bottom then glue them to the wreath (we've been hot gluing them to make it go a little faster). Mia wants to make one out of school colors as a Christmas gift for her teacher. We'll post a picture of a finished product once we get that far! :)

1 comment:

AngMomof3 said...

AHHHH!!! Just discovered your second blog-- LOVE it! I was trying to figure out where I should post stuff just from me, and maybe a second blog is the answer. Anyway, you are inspiring me daily. SOOOO glad I had coffee with you last Sat. night. It was really great to talk. And I can't wait to see a completed wreath!