Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Post Christmas Traditions: Southern Lovely

Until Christmas, I'll be having several awesome ladies guest post as part of "Homemade in December." Anyone is welcome to link up their Christmas Projects at our Christmas Link Carnival.
This weeks' theme on my blog is Traditions, and we welcome Lindsay from Southern Lovely!
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Hello friends of Rach's blog! I'm Lindsay from Southern Lovely & I am really excited to be here today!

At my house around the holidays, it seems there is always something baking in the oven, or a craft to be made. It brings everyone together, the kids get involved, we all enjoy the eating the yummy treat. It's a good time for all.

This year for our annual holiday craft, I came up with this..

I knew it would be very kid-friendly, and super cute.
A perfect combination, if you ask me.


Supplies needed:

2x4's--3 pieces of the same length
Yarn--more than one color if you are doing stripes
paint for the wood
Hot glue
Ribbon


My 5 year old was all about this idea, and got right to work.


To start, simply paint the wood your desired color, let dry, then hot glue them together, standing vertically.

My special helper did all the painting, and was very precise at it--she is kind of a perfectionist, I wonder where she gets that from. :)


Next is wrapping the yarn around the wood. You can do stripes, or just one color, it's totally up to your preference.

I started the yarn at the top by adding hot glue, then I let my daughter wrap it over & over again. It wasn't perfect, but that's okay, it gave it character, and I will always remember that she helped with it!


Then embellish it!
We added red berries & ribbon, but I'm sure there are so many other options as well!


So there you go, little presents wrapped perfectly for the holiday--and having a very special helper made it even more memorable!

Thanks for having me Rach H!
I hope you all will enjoy making wonderful memories with your loved ones this season!




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2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Thanks for having me today! It's so exciting to be here!

Ashley said...

Those are beautiful! I love wrapping things in yarn. Heading over to check out your blog.