I have seen these before and tried to make them but failed, well then in my daily emails I get from Martha low and behold she had a tutorial and it made so much more sense and I LOVE them!! I can't wait to make a bunch more, I am working on some pretty toile ones that I can use all year in a bowl or big jar.
You could make them as big or as little as you want, make some out of vintage images from childrens books and hang them from the ceiling in a playroom or little girls room, How cute would that be! Mine I just made with some random paper as I wanted to make sure it would turn out, but there are lots you could do to dress these up. Add some letters or numbers too, how cute and easy! You can check out Martha's tutorial right here.
I've been filling jars with ornaments
and putting out the rest of the Christmas pretties....
And cleaning up messes....
Last night we had 8 boys plus our own, EIGHT, 6 of which stayed all night.It was seriously crazy. Our son turned 8 on Thursday and we had a sleepover last night. This guy here was great, played with them and kept them entertained until after 1am when the last one finally fell asleep. Yes ONE AM. Fun was had by all though and the Birthday boy deserved it :) But now we are wore out and there is cake and crumbs all over the floor, toys everywhere, and lots of cleaning to do all over again.
Having that many boys together, you get to see what your kids are seeing, hearing, and learning at school and let me tell you it makes me want to lock my kid up at home and never let him leave the house. It amazes me what just 7 and 8 year old boys already know, it's scary. But we can only do so much, and there is just no way to protect them from it all, just got to keep teaching them right from wrong and do our best. It's funny, things that were said, words that I heard whispered, and my son would say what's that mean? What's that mom?
Anyways, all your Christmas decorating done? What about your shopping? I can't believe Christmas is already almost here. I wish I could slow down time as it's going way to fast for me. I am not ready for it to be over yet.