Monday, October 28, 2013
My brother had his Navy drill this weekend so he and his wife and two daughters and two beagles came to stay with us. We had a very productive Crafty Fun Time. We made 8 batches of bath bombs for Christmas gifts and Halloween teacher gifts.
We used my jack-o-lantern mold for some large spiced apple shaped bombs. This was the first time they'd made these and they did a great job. I tested out a jack-o-lantern bomb in my bath last night!
These were some Christmas ornaments that took about 3 minutes to make. I'd bought these ornaments on sale at Michael's thinking they were plastic but they were in fact glass. We had a harrowing moment when Annika dropped one on the carpet and it bounced onto the linoleum but didn't break. I'd picked this greenery off the evergreen tree in our yard a few weeks ago and let it dry on the counter. We just pulled the caps off the ornaments, snipped some greenery and stuck it in the ornaments and then put in some small red jingle bells and then put the tops back on. We tied some ribbons through the loops for a hanger and we were done. And yes that is my trusty old yellow Formica table. It used to be my kitchen/dining table but now it is a full time craft table and lives downstairs in the family room.
these Santa ornaments out of dried milkweed pods I'd picked last year around this time. We painted them with acrylic paint and put the beards and fur trim on with Snow-tex paint. These were such a hit that we decided to go out and pick more milkweed pods.