Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas crafting with the kids 2011

Some kids grow up hating Christmas, mainly because they have a Goth mum who force them to do over cute crafting all the time.

I dragged them to a Red Cross second hand store where we picked up different things to make. One thing we thought out was button hearts. The kids picked out a few packs each for the cost of 5 SEK( about $0,7?). Fairlight did the one on top, with the bigger buttons, and Synthia the one with smaller.

Yesterday was button heart making.
We used:
buttons in various sizes and models
steel wire
organza ribbon
steel cutter

Fairlight 's buttons were bigger so she threaded the steel wire directly through each button, made it to the shape of a heart, I tied the organza ribbon as a bow - and ta -daa it made a perfect Christmas ornament.

Synthia 's buttons were so small so she had to thread the buttons through a 4 mm organza ribbon first (organza ribbon instead of ordinary thread makes the buttons stay put) and then she wrapped it around the steel wire and made it to a heart.
So cute!
Cheap, fun - and most important: pretty! I hate having kids crafting on public display when it's ugly, so I simply only craft pretty things with them. And they will probably thank me later in life when they actually will be able to use all their handmade things without puking!
And still they had fun making it.
See, not only ugly things are fun to make!


  1. My Mom crafted with us kids as well. I have such fond memories of all of the ornaments we made and still hang some (that survived the years) on my own tree. These are the memories that have made my holidays so special. And these are the memories you are giving your kids -- the best gift of all!

    HUGS from NYC!

  2. The hack of it..! Teach them to make food so they can feed themselves..

  3. Approve of my comments Bish..!