I'm sorry my pictures are out of place below. Blogger refused to let me move them to the proper place.
For the crafts below you will need the following (all can be found at the Dollar Tree):
- Popsicle sticks.
- 3 pack of glitter.
- Mini glue gun sticks.
- Christmas ornament hooks.
- Google eyes.
- Poster board (It's 2 for 1.00.)
- Popcorn (I used one box of microwave Kettle corn. 3 packs come in the box and I popped all three bags.)
- Needle and thread mending kit.
Based on my calculations, aside from the original purchase...assuming you have some of these items on hand in your craft surplus, my total for all the decorations was 4.50. I had roughly half of all the supplies left above after everything was made.
I'm not sure if everyone is as Crazy for Paula Deen as I am, but I found these beauties at the Dollar tree!!! I haven't had a chance to bake either yet. I will do a review this weekend.
Now, on to our decorations. I know some of decorations may be considered "homely" to others, but the important thing is this...We had so much fun making them. The house smelled of popcorn, we had yoohoos (They are at the dollar tree this week. 3 pack for 1.00!!), giggled at each others jokes, giggled at our mistakes...I hot glued a google eye to one of my fingers, we watched a Christmas cartoon on Netflix, and it did so much for the girls' confidence. They were showing me their crafts every five seconds asking me how pretty they were. Emmie mostly wanted to eat the PomPoms, google eyes, and snacked on popcorn. The above is Lilly's rendition of our stick family. Green is Daddy, Blue is Mama, Purple is Sister, and Red is Lilly. We make a good looking stick family...lol.
This was a project with poster board and tracing the girls' hands/feet. I also forgot to mention that I hot glue the ornament hooks on back of all the decorations. I put their name and date on back of each ornaments. The feet are reindeer:)
Lilly with our finished popcorn garland. This one was super easy to make. I popped 3 bags of microwave Kettle corn. The girls and I snacked on it as we worked:) You start by threading a needle and thread from your mending kit. I left the needle connected to the spool. We started with adding a pompom, then five pieces of popcorn, and repeat. Make the garland as long as you would like. Once done take the end and wrap a knot around the top of your last pompom. Just repeat the same for both ends.
Here are some pics of the girls enjoying themselves making decorations: