My mother makes beautiful, beautiful quilts, and my middle sister can knit up a storm, but me... meh.. I'm lucky to escape a modge-podge event without my fingers glued together.
This year I made Christmas ornaments.
I thought these might make a really nice gift for kids in upper elementary grades. Honestly, they weren't super difficult.
I used blocks of wood that I found a Hobby Lobby, modge-podge, scrapbook paper, beads and pictures.
I started by asking a friend to drill a hole through each of the blocks. I used 2 blocks for each project, and I needed 8 family photos for each project. Then I covered each block in scrapbook paper. Next I printed 4 pictures for each block. I sized them so they were a little less than the 2x2 block, and modge-podged the heck out of it.
I pulled red chord through both blocks using a paper clip, and then secured the bottom with a red bead. I used my hot glue gun to secure the blocks on top of each other, and tied a silver ribbon on the top.
My family really liked the idea. What I tried to do was include a picture of my parents, and each sibling with their spouse on one block, then 4 pictures of all the grandkids on the bottom block.
If I were going to do this in my classroom I think I would include a picture of each student, and then have them find quotes that represented themselves. I think these would be really nice even as single blocks, and if a parent were willing to help out at a center, supervising the modge-podge and pulling the chord through, this would be an easy gift. to share.
Do you have any special gifts that you share with family over the holidays? I would love to hear about it. Let me know!
I'm off to watch my Cuse hopefully beat Villanova. We pulled out a football win at the Texas Bowl last night. Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Orange!