9.30.2012

Christmas Crafting with your Kids!

 Christmas will be here soon  and planning those special gifts in advance can help cut down on the stress holidays can incur.  I am so happy I get to share my projects with you because this craft involved the help of my 16 y.o. daughter.  I am so fortunate she still wants to spend time with me!
So together we created these ideas for a crafty Christmas day.  

We used the mini tubes to make a treat holder and a keepsake ornament to hold my daughter's Christmas list.  
Let's get started on how these are made! 
For the reindeer treat holder, we added "We've Got Your Border" Christmas around the top an bottom of the tube.  The red joy circle is from "Live Life" Christmas.   Rudolph's nose is made with a red circle from the border sticker set.  I made two antlers with black card stock and my daughter made his ears with kraft card stock and added two wiggle eyes.  The label is from the Christmas "Labels by the Dozen."  I tied a twine bow to embellish.  Last part was filling it with chocolate candies.  Younger kids can add the eyes, border stickers, nose, antlers, and ears easily to make this a craft for any age.  


Next up is the keepsake ornament with her Christmas list.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and did a spin on it to use a tube.  Wouldn't this be fun to create each year and then decorate the tree with?   I love that she can add to the list if ideas change by taking it  out. The original idea was a glass ornament which makes it difficult to roll up and impossible to get out with the narrow tops.  SRM tubes make this easy to pull out the lists and review.   


For this project, we used the border stickers again for the top and bottom.  Next we added a circle tree sticker to the top of the tube from Stickers by the Dozen and punched a hole through the lid to create the twine hanger.  A piece of red felt was cut with pinking shears and then a Christmas label was added to a green card stock base.  A yellow scallop was punched and the "Dear Santa" from "Freestyle" Christmas was added to the center with a 2012 sticker from "Year of Memories."  A few drops of green glitter to accent and the craft was complete!  Younger kids can decorate the tubes with our variety of stickers.  
I hope you like these ideas!




11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek

OMYGOSH!!!! Soooooooooo cute cute cute!! I just love that little reindeer!!!

Annette

oh my these are so totally adorable...

Sharon

These are fabulous Amy!!! Y'all did a fantastic job with these!! I so love the reindeer. And the wish list ornament is great!!! I need to check into getting some of these tubes so me and the grands can create together!!! :)

Rea

HI Amy, this little set is so adorable. It is so nice that your daughter still wants to spend time with you. My son and I still do that too, and I am always grateful for it. Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I have had to cut back on the blogs I leave comments on. I was leaving comments on alot of blogs, and not getting the favor returned on mine. Like we all know it takes time to do that and I just couldn't continue to do it that way. I'm sure you understand. I hope you have a wonderful week and sending hugs to you.

~amy~

Really fun projects!

Davi

Very fun Christmas ideas Amy!! What a blessing that your daughter wants to create with you! The little reindeer is darling and the Christmas ornament and wish list is a great idea :)

M@rjan

These look great! How nice that your daughter joined in the fun. What a good idea and the reindeer tube is maybe somthing I can do in my classroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Pettit

These are so, so adorable, and such fabulous ways to use those tubes. Love that you've added a Christmas wish list inside the one. What a great keepsake that is. The reindeer is totally adorable, too. :)

June Houck

These are adorable projects, Amy! You are fortunate to have a dd who enjoys crafting too :)

Jinny Newlin

Oh, my gracious! These are cute as cute can be, Amy! TFS!

Ros Crawford

These are so very lovely ... That must be fun creating with your daughter

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