Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Paper Snowflakes


We ventured out into the cold today just long enough to take a few pictures of touches of Christmas on our back deck.  It feels like winter has truly hit here.


 Yesterday was a rainy day and both the girls came down with a bad virus which included high fevers.  On the bright side, there was a lot of cuddling time (smile).  I'm happy to say that both girls seem to be feeling much better today and I thought a little craft might be fun.


 The past couple years Jillian and I have made snowflakes and every year I have to search again for the Martha Stewart tutorial... I can't ever seem to remember how to make the folds!  Rosetta got to "help" us a little this year too.  (Note: For any mothers with young ones out there... do you know about the Crayola scissors that only cut paper?  They are wonderful!)


 This year when I pulled up the Martha Stewart site, I saw they had created a wreath with the snowflakes.  I loved that idea... we taped our small snowflakes together and hung the wreath on the back door. 


 A real wreath doesn't work very well back here so this is just perfect.  I find myself smiling every time I walk past and see the light filtering through.  I guess what I love so much about kids' crafts is that it doesn't have to perfect... even the little imperfections are sweet. 


With cold days here, it sure makes me thankful for days like today when we can gather together at the table in our warm house and work on a simple craft (smile).


P.S.  The randomly drawn winner of the soap giveaway is #31 LauraC.  Laura, I will be sending you an email and you will receive 1 bar of Peppermint Scrub and 1 bar of Virginia Cedarwood.  Congrats! 

Thank you again, Amanda, for the lovely giveaway! 

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

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41 comments:

  1. that is so sweet. it is the perfect wreath!!

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  2. What a great craft to do with children. Jillian is adorable!

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  3. What precious memories your girls will have of making snowflakes every year. I love the wreath idea. So cute.

    Judy

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  4. I wish Crayola would come up with a glue stick that my 2 yr. old granddaughter didn't think was chap stick! LOL

    marsha.kern@yahoo.com

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  5. What a sweet handmade wreath! Treasure this time when they are little... just a blink, they'll be 16 :)
    Happy Holidays to you all!

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  6. Adoreable & beautiful! Maybe I can convince Shane to help me make one:). Thanks for the link:). Have a great week, Jen

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  7. How very, very sweet. I love the boots and I love that sweet little girl She is just darling- xo Diana

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  8. makes me remember when my two little gals and I made these.(all grown up and married, now) Just perfect for the window. love your blog, and gorgeous photos!

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  9. Love the snowflake wreath, what a great craft, not too messy either:) Beautiful pictures as usual!

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  10. Lovely craft made by sweet little hands..
    xo

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  11. Hi Andrea,
    I love it. I am so obsessed with any red berry at Christmas time. I have a small bush that is not doing well. It's so tiny and the deer come and snack on it. I lost a few trees thanks to Sandy this year so I'm hoping I can get a kind of tree that will produce red berries so that each year at this time I can take out my sheers and go nuts and decorated with them.
    I love your blog and home. So lovely. Sweet post.
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  12. LOL .. I just posted a few berry pics from my Barberry bush the other day and while I did not post paper snowflakes we made some here over the weekend too! Fun to be on the same page a bit :)

    Merry Christmas Season, Andrea :) I can never see enough pictures of your darling girls :) Enjoy these times !

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  13. The paper snowflakes and red berries in a jar are perfection!

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  14. The wreath is beautiful and perfect!

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  15. Oh, now I know what to do with all the snowflakes we cut last weekend! The wreath idea is great, much better than the pile that's been sitting on our table for days. :-)

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  16. Glad your daughters are feeling better! Your deck looks so pretty! My kids love cutting snowflakes at Christmas time, that is a great idea to make them into a wreath!

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  17. That wreath is so pretty! What a fun little project, maybe I'll have to make one with my little girl. Your daughter is such a cutie :)

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  18. Your snowflake wreath is adorable and so are your helpers.

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  19. I'm reading between the lines that maybe the girls found the big people scissors at some point? Their snowflake wreath looks perfect on your farmhouse door and can stay up through the winter. Unless Martha has a design for a Valentine wreath. Your daughter looks adorable with her long blonde braids.

    Glad the little ones are feeling better.

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  20. Such cute photos. It looks so Hannah Anderson.

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  21. What a clever idea with the snowflakes.

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  22. So simple and again a project that brings great Mommy and daughter time. Your back deck is wonderful. Love even the few little hanging pinecones from your light as well. Jillian looks so cute. I want the big girl version of her boots! When my girls were little, our December project always was to make little gingerbread houses from graham crackers and candies. Great fun!

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  23. I love the snowflake wreath! What a great idea!

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  24. Great photos !!! Hope there feeling better ! Have wonderful day

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  25. Glad your girls are feeling better. Enjoy the cuddling time. That gets less and less as they get older. Merry Christmas

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  26. The wonderful memories that stay with us forever are of simple times...of making beautiful things with your children and the joy you see in their faces of their accomplishment....and you have created so many fond memories for your daughters to treasure forever...The wreath is beautiful!

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  27. Brings back so many memories! Your wreath is darling and I'm glad you created some fun memories with your little ones.

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Tis the season for colds!

    leslie

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  28. I remember doing these when I was a kid. Great oldtime craft.

    Cynthia

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  29. your wreath is darling, andrea! love your daughter's sweet boots! and scissors that only cut paper?--amazing!

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  30. I loved making snowflakes...there really is no way to do it wrong! Glad your girls are feeling better. I always hated it when my kids were sick. Glad you are staying warm inside. It's cold here too and I so wish it would snow. :o)

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  31. Beautiful wreath, wonderful way to build memories, precious little girl (love her hair and those boots!). Doesn't get any better than that!

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  32. Wow, I just came across your blog. Your blog and your home are beautiful! And easy crafts with kids are always top on my list ;)

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  33. so tender...love how you make simple things look so exquisite...xo

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  34. Awhhh I adore your style, your little gal and the paper wreath! Just beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Jaime

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  35. Looking forward to enjoying the soaps! Thanks so much! An early Christmas present. I have only recently started reading your blog-it's absolutely beautiful.

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  36. These snowflakes are so fun. I have a phrase for things that are perfect with imperfections. I like to say "its the beauty of it" love Ashley r.

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  37. This is so sweet. I'm going to do this with my daughter tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

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  38. This is so sweet. I'm going to do this with my daughter tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

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