Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Crafts for the Kiddos

Here's just a little peak at some Christmas goodies for the stockings.
All of you craft enthusiasts will recognize the necklaces as pre-made, available at Hobby Lobby for 1.99.  The pendant is made on top of a ceramic plate from the miniature department of the same store.    I'm a big fan of using nail polish as paint.  It is, after all, an enamel!  See- its not what things are- its what they could be.....

I used various and assorted thingy-ma-bobs that I already owned to make up a dozen of these pendants.  The cupcakes are decorative brads from a scrapbooking store.  Those of you who remember Cherry Cupcake may recall what a cute brassiere they made.  I also used some shaped glitter that I had on hand.  Using clear nail polish I anchored the charm on the background and after that dried I added more layers in which the glitter floats.  When all is said and done, I intend to add a dollop of real resin to the top but honestly...I've used clear nailpolish for a lot of things and it holds up well.  Sometimes you just want a little bit of something (not chocolate, I never want a little bit- I want a lot!) and you don't want to have to mix it up either.

Some of the other charms are from broken pieces of jewelry- reuse, reduce, recycle!  A couple of these pendants went into gift baskets.  Two are earmarked for a certain couple of girls and the rest...well, if I ever do open that Etsy store...you'll see them there!  Will I ever get that store open????

I don't know but I'd like to leave you with the cutest conversation ever...

"MOM!" Said Brooke "Tell me all the states I've been to."  So I did.  "No, no!  I mean before I was born even.  Tell me all the states I've been." 
"Well," I said, a little confused "when you were in my tummy you went to New York to visit Aunt Jane."
"No, Mom, I mean... tell me ALLLL the states you've been to because I was always in your heart."
So I did.


  1. Oh, that's just the best conversation! It would be even more perfect if she was adopted since parents tell adopted kids that they carried them in their hearts, but it's nice from your bio kid too. ;-)

    Oh, and again, you kill me with your 'nail polish as glue'. Now I'm going to be searching my house full of men for a way to use my gallons of nail polish to glue something back together.

  2. Aw that's such a cute conversation. Kids say the nicest things sometimes don't they?

    Talking of crafts with kids, we've just been making a tank! Not very seasonal!!


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