Does anyone make christmas or holiday presents? What's your favorite?
Every year since the kids were 2 and 4 we have made ornaments at christmas for them to give as presents. They love it and everyone saves them and you can see the progression from easy and cute to harder and older on every christmas tree in the family lol
I have done some great projects (and a few big flops lol) to give over the years. I did an awesome cross stitch from my mom's pic of her puppy last year that she loved. I'm decent with a crochet needle, and i LOVE playing with candles!! One year I made really awesome stars out of wire, golden spray paint and gold glitter. They came out awesomely.
Looking for ideas for this year actually. Trying to interest my two older kids (11 and almost 13) and for me to do.
That site is awesome! Thank you I love the pringle can bracelets and that basket. I would love to see how that brown bag basket comes out. Trying to decide if that's in my skill level lol My daughter is twelve too and would have fun with that sort of thing. Right now she's excited about the idea of crocheting something for her baby sister at her dad's house. There are some cute ideas that a beginner could do.
I'm crocheting a minecraft 'creeper' scarf and hat set for Marcus which has been fun. He loves that game.
So far, for candles, I've some simple ones like home dipped and layed pillars. We made some more complicated ones last year, we used damp sand in boxes for kind of a freeform mold, and put shells from the dollar store on the inside. Made the candles light blue-green. Then when dry you tip the box over and you get a cool candle with lumps and bumps and shells, very ocean-y. The sand molding was fun for the kids, i'm wondering if I might try some variations of that? I'd like to try ice candles this year at least. I always think I have ages to do this stuff and then it's too late!
Oh my gosh! We are so going to have to do those Family Faces ornaments -- or at least the older ones can! (No way am I allowing my younger set to deal with acrylic paints. I think we are still recovering from our last painting adventure!)
My grandmother used to make beautiful embossed candles. I would love to try to create something like this. We used to make homemade taper candles in the backyard of her home over a huge pot! She would have the wicks tied to something akin to a broomstick that was dipped in over and over. Those things lasted forever but gosh my shoulders would hurt at the end of the day. LOL
Let me know what you come up with! I'll share pics of the brown bag basket if I can get my act together soon!
One of the things I am making for the craft show that I have 2 tables at, is snowman ornaments. You take a clear ornament, fill with mini marshmallows and then draw on eyes, nose and mouth. I will try and get a picture posted soon. Cute and easy!
eta: I am using the Sharpie paint pens to do the faces.
Last edited by mom2robbie; 11-11-2012 at 07:59 PM.