Christmas is coming. I’m pretty excited about the tree. It’s my favorite part. My little one is pretty excited about it already too. She’s freshly 2 and super curious about whatever mommy is doing (and daddy.) So when she sees me decorating the tree, she will want to do the same. I decided to make some very simple tree ornaments just for her. I knew I wanted to do something that was unbreakable (duh) and un-tearable, light weight and easy to hold. I was at the craft store and this fabric caught my daughter’s eye:
Fabric of Yo Gabba Gabba characters and illustrations from Eric Carle’s The Hungry Caterpillar. “So sweet mama.” She read my mind. I’ll just cut the shapes out, put a nice coat of Mod Podge on them (to add some stiffness), punch a hole for the string and voila! So simple, but I know she’ll love finding spots for them on the tree.
First I cut out the images with scalloped scissors. . .
This one will probably be the favorite . . .
Paint on some Mod Podge. I covered both sides . . .
I laid them out to dry on bakers racks.
Punch holes with hole punch, loop a ribbon through and knot it. Here are a couple of the finished ornaments on my poor houseplant. . .
As I was making these I was thinking “oh, these are just throw aways, practice ornaments for Liliana.” Then I thought, “oh my gosh, THESE are the types of ornaments that hang around forever.” Then I felt bad about how simple looking they are. Then I thought, the simplest ones are the most special sometimes. Gosh I hope that’s the case with these. Can’t wait to see them on the tree.
Until Next Monday,
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