Homemade ornaments - A Movement In Time And Space
Moving through time and space in our own way
priyabradfield
priyabradfield
Homemade ornaments
On Monday, since Maya was at home because of her fever, I decided to keep her and Nadia occupied by doing some crafts. Our tree only has generic ball ornaments on it, so Chris and I thought some homemade ornaments by the girls would personalize the tree a bit.

I have some die cuts of Santa's head and stars, so I used my Sizzix machine to make those shapes for the girls to use. I'm getting more use out of my Sizzix machine here than I did in the US! Anyway, I let the girls choose their colors and die cut the shapes for them. Then I let them raid my craft supplies. I was surprised that they both passed up on the opportunity to use my glitter, but they had a ball with all my jewel shapes and puffy stickers. LOL Here's what they made:


Maya's ornaments Maya's ornaments
Nadia's ornaments Nadia's ornaments



Nadia is simple but methodical in her designs. Maya is methodical too, but she likes to fill up as much space as possible. Nadia doesn't mind the white space so much. She's understated, but purposeful in her placement of her decorations. Oh, and Maya's ornaments were two-sided (I didn't take pics of the other sides) but Nadia refused to even touch the other side of her ornaments! LOL

Maya wants to make more decorations. Perhaps tomorrow since she's staying home from school again.

Tags: , ,
What I'm feeling: artistic artistic

15 thoughts or Leave your thoughts
Comments
gnotobiotically From: gnotobiotically Date: December 13th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's too cute!

My bros would probably love it if I took up scrapbooking. I used to do all kinds of crafts with them all the time.
Not so much now though, and it's kinda sad because aside from the messes, it was always so fun.
I love art.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 14th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I always make the mistake that they want to do something elaborate, so I keep putting off doing things with them. But they had a blast doing this and it was so simple. And not even that messy, although I didn't clean up much afterwards. LOL
co_techie From: co_techie Date: December 13th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like Santa's dog-shaped earring :)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 14th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll bet you never knew that Santa was so hip. LMAO
From: gabbytheguy Date: December 13th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've said it before, thats a neat little tool you have there...

We had foam shapes with glitter sticks for the kids at Audrey's party and never had time to use them. Martha made one ahead of time and it looked great - plus she added some stickers to it - and you blog entry is making me wish we'd been able to see what Audrey would have come up with!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 14th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it is very cool. I love my Sizzix.

You should still let Audrey do the craft. I'd love to see what her style is like! And what a fun activity for all three of you to do.
From: junetoo Date: December 13th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the green one *steals*
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 14th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's the other side of that one:

The other side of Maya's green star ornament

Maya picked out the decorations and the placement, but I put them one since they are eyelets and required the use of a hammer. LOL
manda_kitty From: manda_kitty Date: December 13th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
awww!! I want one! lol their soo cute!
manda_kitty From: manda_kitty Date: December 13th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
hope her fever is better!
eleme From: eleme Date: December 13th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooh yay you posted pictures! They are darling! I love how you accompanied the pictures with a sort of snapshot of how they made them....their approach, their attitude.

I bet those add a lot of spice to your tree :) You should make mooooore!!!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 15th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, definitely added a special touch to our tree. Maya has a friend coming over today after school - maybe I'll get some ready for them to make together. That should keep them busy for, oh, 15 minutes! LOL
eleme From: eleme Date: December 15th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
oh but they would have fun! Sounds like a grand idea to me :)

And Maya must be feeling better, that's great!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: December 15th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think I'll diecut a bunch of stars and let them go to town with them.

And Maya is back in school today - just in time, her school play is tomorrow! One more day of rehersal!
eleme From: eleme Date: December 15th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
whooo hoo! Have fun! (with the play and the stars!)
15 thoughts or Leave your thoughts