I went to the coolest ornament party that my sweet friend, Jackie, hosted last weekend.
She started this tradition around 16 years ago, and she says it's her gift to her friends.
She serves all sorts of goodies with coffee, hot chocolate and some great wines.
Generously, she supplies all the materials needed for the ornaments!
This year she had four ornament options for us to make, and they were all really cool.
We all watched our awesome UGA team lose the SEC championship in the last few seconds of the game.
It was nearly tragic...I didn't think we would recover to make ornaments, but we rallied and had a blast!
I got home and my kids
begged asked if they could make them to, so we set out to Joann Fabric for our supplies.
Here's where I have to admit that I think I might be addicted to these little birds.
You know you have a problem when you add making more of them to your to-do list.
I think we've now made 8 of them, and the kids are making more tonight.
In fact, my oldest son wants to make a santa...I'll get back to you on how that turns out!
If you're like me, and you want to add little Christmas projects into your already crazy December,
then this project might just be for you..it's super easy & cheap.
Is there a better combination than easy & cheap? Nope, there isn't.
You can find every kind of tutorial you ever wanted to see over at Pinterest.
I'm not a sewer at all...not even a little bit...and they were fairly easy for me to catch on to.
Happy Christmas crafting!
Here are a few of the others we've done this week...
Felt sheets...every color possible
Buttons...as many as you can collect
fabric scraps for your wings, but you can totally use other colors of felt, too.
embroidery thread...also in every color possible
needles..the bigger the better
Oh! And you'll need 1 bag of poly-fil.
We made our own template, but I'm sure you could find one from a Pinterest tutorial.
You just cut the felt from your template.
Then, you sew the eye and the wing on..trust me, I learned this the hard way.
After you get all that done, you begin sewing the bird together.
I started with the little triangle of felt that I cut for the beak..it's good to sew the beak on first.
Be sure to leave yourself enough room at the end to stuff your little guy.
I'm linking up with Centsational Girl, so if you get a chance go check out the 500 other bloggers
who are showing off their crafting skillz.
I'm also linking with Nester because she's having a christmas craft party, too!