Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tadpole Tuesday: Christmas Decor

Last Saturday, my daughter and I went to a project day at our church. It’s called a Super Saturday, where they offer projects and you sign up ahead of time and go there and complete them. Anywho, I had signed up for a couple of projects, and my daughter was in need of some 1:1 mommy time, so I brought her with me. She completed one of my projects all by herself pretty much! One of the projects I hadn’t signed up for was a Christmas Centerpiece. The idea behind it was that you use what you can find in nature, thus making it free. I didn’t sign up because I didn’t know about it. When we got there the cute lady doing the project said to my daughter, “I don’t have anyone doing my project, why don’t you come over, I have a lot of extras”. Hers turned out so cute, I had to make one too!!! They are supposed to have candles in them, but mine are packed away with the Christmas stuff, so just pretend okay? I’ve showed a top view so you can see where we drilled down with a paddle bit to create a “well” for the candle. She had already baked the foliate and dipped it in a glycerin mix to preserve it, so all we had to do was use a little hot glue and voile! We finished it off by brushing the tips with white paint to make it look snowy.

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November 2009 017-1Back view of my daughter’s creation

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my centerpiece, you can see where the candle will go

BCD Show and tellgiveaways We are also participating in Modern Country's Holiday Treat Party and Somwhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff Party


nana rosie said...

SO cute! I love the Yule log. Are they all fresh stems & pinecones? Traditionally the Yule logs were used at the Holiday table AND then dried out a few days AND then used in the fire place. I think I just might make me one of those for my Thanksgiving I can burn the log at Christmas eve.
Thanks for sharing. Rosie

pk said...

Great idea to use all free things from nature, and I think the candles will add that great finishing touch! I don't blame you for not digging them out though :-)

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

great idea!!!

Sam said...

oooo my kids would love to do this!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute! Your daughter did a great job!


Sheila... who is finally back online! YEA!

prashant said...

I think the candles will add that great finishing touch! I don't blame you for not digging them

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