It's the time of year when I get together with my granddaughters and we make Christmas ornaments. But it's a fun and fairly quick activity to do with friends and other family members. Invite some friends over for lunch and a crafting party. Or if you are looking for something crafty to do by yourself, these just might fill the bill. I also think they would make a great "Secret Santa" gift if you participate in such things. We've got time.
Get yourself to the craft store and get yourself some wooden beads for this one. Wooden beads are everywhere this year--very trendy. I've seen them in wooden bead garlands for your table or tree. Seems to me they are used a lot in the farmhouse-look decor. The one I saw on Pinterest used the beads on a hanger for the ornament itself.
It's pretty straightforward, as you can see. We just decoupaged a graphic on the wooden squares using Mod Podge. We festooned with ribbon, bells, twine for hangers, and of course those wooden beads. It was fun. My grands joined me again this year, and we invited their cousins--all very creative girls. Just another holiday tradition that I share with you.
If you don't have your grandchildren in town, get together with friends and create these easy ornaments. Such a wonderful time of year to be with friends. And a great time of year to get your creativity and imagination going. I'm thinking about making one for my sister. I plan to use some old childhood photos of us. Should be fun.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy!
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Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!