Thanks to Pinterest and my lifelong love of crafting, our kitchen table has doubled as a studio for the past few weeks.

Feel free to share your ideas and links in the comments below!

xoxo Titania

Cut-Up Paper Towel Rolls!

Originally seen here, I fell in love with this craft because I have been feeling way guilty about using so many paper towels…at least now I can re-purpose them.

Also, volunteering to be class mom was an exciting challenge (a.k.a  what did I get myself into) and one of those duties I needed to rock was hosting the Christmas Party.

Activity #1:   I decided the kids could decorate a nontoxic Christmas tree with different-colored “ornaments” as originally seen here.

1 yard of felt

I used chalk to cut out 1 yard of felt from Hancock Fabrics ($2.99-ish) and then proceeded to cut out felt circles, a star and a trunk from scraps.

Merry Christmas!

To take it to the next level, the children could have decorated the circles ornaments with glitter, paint, etc. but I wanted to keep the situation as mess-free as possible as I knew there were some moms who would not appreciate that stuff all over those way-cute smocked Christmas outfits.  Which brings me to the next mess-free activity, sticker ornaments!  I bought clear plastic ornaments (which probably were not BPA-free) and puff balls from Michaels, stickers from Wal-Mart, and boom…mess-free craft #2 for a class of 11 toddlers.

I also tried to make a wreath.  It is still a work-in-progress, meaning I am afraid to add anything to it for fear I will ruin it.  But it needs a little something Martha-Stewart-ish, for reals yo.

figuring it out as I go…

Hubs secured the back with a vine and green ties as my hot glue rig fell apart.

It still needs help.  Creative suggestions welcome.

Who doesn’t love paper chain garlands?!

It keeps going, and going…

Way better and way more fun than this one I saw at Wal-Mart:

Just call it what it is for pete’s sake. It’s CHRISTMAS. And I’ll take my garlands without fire-retardant, thanks.

Finally, two of my favorite things are glitter, glue and clear glass ornaments.  I haven’t had this much fun since third grade.  And yes, those are LED lights from IKEA on my tree.

glitter time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Luke 2:10-11 “…I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto
you is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

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