Our Littles are very giving little people- they do have a lengthy list of Christmas Wishes- but when you get right down to it they want to give to others as much as they want to receive. I love this about them- among other things of course! Needless to say their Holiday gift giving list seems to include everyone this year- even the mail woman can be expecting rice crispy treats one day next week. Not wanting to stand in the way of their Holiday spirit but not wanting to spend a tonne of money I assessed what we had on hand in the studio that would make some sweet gifts to give to our friends.
I happened to all ready have a few pieces of 100% wool felt- purchased at The Clothe Shop for about $1.50 each- while 100% wool felt is approximately triple the cost of it's polyester cousin for this first project you only need one sheet for two trees. The Littles love to dip their hands into the button jar- pulling out what can only seem like treasure- if you don't have a button jar a quick trip to most second hand store will yield a plethora of vintage buttons! With a few dabs of Nori paste, a couple of pom poms and some doilies we were set to go!
Let your little one go to town decorating this diminutive tannenbaum while you sit back and sip your latte or perhaps set up the next project which is a tad more involved. Once maximum decoration saturation has occurred set the tree aside until the paste has fully set up- ours took over night to dry thanks to some very enthusiastic gluing! Once dry you can add a string for hanging- this would be really cute in place of a "Pine" scented air freshener hanging off a rear view mirror!
Using the white strip of paper glue down the three doilies- slightly overlapping them to give the appearance of well a snowman. From there it simply comes down to accessorizing your snowman- happy- sad- cranky- two eyes or one- it is up to the artist!
P.S. tomorrow I will be posting the second art project from last weekend's demo at Opus Framing and Art Supplies- lots more glue and tissue paper! Hint hint: Eric Carle is in the house!!!