Yesterday afternoon I was given the (scary) fun task of ‘babysitting’ my three younger siblings. Mom and my older sister were off to Nashville for H’s piano lesson. And dad was sick, so I was in charge. A few moments before they left- Mom asked me if I would do a ‘fall’ craft with the kids. I had been wanting to try out a few Pinterest style crafts and so…I did. And I am happy we did.
The Hand Trees…
Sorry about the blurriness… for some reason my siblings didn’t enjoy standing still for long! 🙂
The Fall Leaves Wreath
Then we went and gathered fall leaves, emphasis on color.
Have y’all done any fall-inspired crafts lately?
What is your #1 favorite thing about fall?
Do you use pinterest? (I’m a pinterest crazy person!)
What do YOU think of our crafts? Any ideas for another craft? 🙂
For those of you who don’t know, I used to blog at a site I named ‘Crafty and Fun’. And as you may have guessed…that ship has sailed. But my love of crafting and creativity hasn’t. And so I am pleased to share what I made just recently for my dad’s birthday. A quick introduction though: One of the gifts I made stemmed off an idea I had for my upcoming etsy shop. The idea was (in my mind) grasping at straws. But it looked something like this:
Now, how does that relate to the gift I made dad? Well…it gave me the idea because of the twigs. Otherwise, it holds no relation to the gift for dad. But that’s how random my mind is. The slightest thing can trigger an idea (no matter how far out) in my brain. And that’s what happened here. So, I headed outside and brought in some twigs to make dad a coaster…
And then I got sidetracked and started snapping photos of my zinnia plant that just opened up…
I told you I tend to be rather random. But now for part two of the gift. I made a card, and I also made a beaded bookmark. Sadly, I didn’t have the best beads at my disposal for this project…but I made do.
Hope y’all liked this post, as random as it was. Stay tuned for some fall pictures and also for something about a survivors shelter. “What?” you say? Better keep an eye open to see what I’m talking about. Till then, adieu!
Do you ever hand make gifts for people?
Do you like zinnias?
What are YOUR thoughts on all this fall weather? (thumbs up over here!! 🙂 )