Earlier this year, I showed you a feather boa wreath that I made C's grade 1 teacher for Halloween. My sister mentioned how to switch it up for Christmas, and we debated using red and white, or white and silver, but in the end, I tried an all white one. I thought the white feathers would look "snowy". They so did! I as in love with it, but unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, my husband needed to rid our house of the wreaths that were overtaking our dining room table. So, I sold them to another pretty home, and I hope they are living happily there. But seriously, these are the EASIEST wreaths to make, and I swear they are dirt cheap - you can buy the boas at the dollar store for crying out loud! Anyway, here are two versions that I came up with, honestly, within 5 minutes each.Keep Reading >>
P.S. I found this article on flax and twine (such a cute blog) - it is all about letting go of that control issue when crafting with kids (not sure about you, but it is totally my biggest issue!) and also some helpful guidelines to make the process more enjoyable for everyone!
This is also a great craft to make with kids, because they can totally do it themselves. They could make a pretty pink one for their bedrooms, which is my daughters next project (or so she recently informed me - but she is like her mother... she finds a new project every day!) You may have to help with gluing or pinning, but otherwise, they have complete artistic control... like this one that my daughter made for a fancy friend of the family who teaches at her school -
She has a Hawaiian theme room, and so my daughter just went nuts. The end result was a little crazy, but we all had so much fun doing it. And isn't that what crafting with our kids is all about? Letting go of control and letting them have fun with it, whatever the end result may be.
On another note regarding crafting with kids, our joint effort The Crafty Community (a blog dedicated to crafting with kids) is hosting a giveaway - a free Hobby Lobby giftcard. Make sure you go check it out, and find some great ideas while you're at it!