This week there will be lots of making going on! Or as Soule Mama would call it.....'Elving' . I've been so inspired the last few years by Amanda, and also Gabrielle of Design Mom, who each lead their children in making gifts for one another at Christmastime. I admire their dedication to their children and families and the effort they put forth to teach their children to be giving and thoughtful. Now, let's see if I can pull that off too. ;)
We announced the idea to our children back in November and pretty much have had mainly brainstorming going around.....a little making, but mostly ideas. So here we are...the week of Christmas and we have some work to do to make this happen!
My oldest loves to do art, so he decided to draw each siblings name on paper in one of his favorite artistic ways and then frame it for hanging in their bedrooms. I supplied him with the art paper (that was easy!) and purchased a nice set of Sharpies (they're his favorite marker).
For frames we decided to see what we could thrift and paint. So this week he's got a little painting to do.
My 2 youngest sons are going to embellish some inexpensive headbands for their sister.
We've got a couple ideas and need a trip to the craft store and I think we'll be set on the others.
I've decided to make a few stockings for the younger ones. Ava doesn't have one at all and the other boys stockings were quick purchases a few years ago that we aren't too crazy about. My 2 older boys love the stockings I made them when they were very young and were not interested in a new one. I guess I should be happy about that except they won't go with the new ones, but oh well.
I'm excited to use these cute pom poms for trim! My mom had done that on our stockings, so the idea to do the same was perfect.
So, I better get to it! Wish me luck.
Oh, and you should get some pom poms. ;)