and I have a confession to make: I can’t sew.
#4 Fall Floral Throw
by…Wendy @ Craft Goodies
I am somewhat amazed and of course thrilled to be back for round three! I was so excited for this theme- I spend so much of my time working with wood that often my sewing machine is a welcomed relief from the buzzing of the saw.
Using the theme hands, I came up with an advent calendar that would help my kiddos be grateful for the MANY things their little hands can do. Being that it’s Thanksgiving, I decided to create a turkey calendar-using a pumpkin mod podged in fabric, and a gourd-for the base, and used our hands to be the feathers. Dad’s and Mom’s hands are the the larger feathers that were cut out of craft foam and covered in fabric. My two kids’ hands were cut straight onto fabric and sewn onto the larger hands. This way it’s a very special, literal reminder, to ALL the members of our family that…Together, OUR hands can help YOUR hands create, explore, serve, celebrate, and show gratitude-the 5 different category’s for the month. I then sewed a line between each of their little fingers to create the pockets to hold the “hand” activity for that day that corresponds to that weeks category. And of course, the BEST part about any advent calendar is the candy, so using twine I tied a tootsie roll to each finger for a treat once the activity for that day has been completed!
(For the full details on making this advent calendar, as well as the list of all 24 “hand” activities, hop on over to my blog!)
#6 Play Room Wall Art
by…Charlie @ Attempting Aloha
Aloha!I’ll keep this one short and sweet (but this project wasn’t…it was a beast!). I may or may not have a slight obsession with fabric. I’ll admit to nothing. But today’s project was another one using basic painter’s dropcloth. I really wanted to do something fun on our girls’ playroom wall, but I didn’t want to spend $$, and I wanted it to be big but not gaudy/kidlike, right? 25 hours of labor (longer than the labors of all three of my children combined), here’s what I came up with. I hope my kids enjoy it…because it will be in every playroom we ever own until they’re 30 (ya know…when I allow them to move out…).