Countdown to Christmas continues!

We are really enjoying our little countdown to Christmas!  The past few days, we’ve been enjoying being crafty together–making and wrapping gifts.

Here are some of the things we’ve made…

Fleece Hat, scarf, & mittens.  The kids helped me sew & cut the fringe.  Find info HERE.  The scarves aren’t pictured, but are super easy–just sew three scarf-sized pieces of fleece together straight down the middle length-wise, then cut fringe on both sides and fluff.  Directions & pictures HERE.

Crazy ornaments.  I made some baby bibs a few weeks ago, and the piece that is left from the neck hole looks like an ornament.  Josyan has been begging for weeks to let him sew an ornament.  These are the results…

We just sewed them together…

stuffed them…

& added a ribbon and a button.

Kind of silly, but cute.  :)

Then we made some headbands…out of old T-shirts!  For detailed instructions, click HERE.  First, you cut off 2 inch strips from old t-shirts.  Sew 5 strips together, then pull down on each strip until it rolls up on itself.  Separate like this:

Braid the strands, always starting with the outside strand–first the left, then the right and back and forth.  Sew the ends together, add some pretties and you get:

It’s been fun finding projects that the kids can help with or do on their own.  I’m a recovering perfectionist, so letting them do their own thing without helping can be hard for me, but it’s so worth it!

 

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