Things have been getting awfully festive at our house lately! We put up our tree last weekend (after way more drama than I anticipated to get some white wire tree lights). Fred remembered just after we were done decorating that the box of presents his mother sent were not for under the tree, but on the tree. We opened them up, and amongst our annual ornaments, a gorgeous set of red crocheted snowflakes!!!! (you can see part of one in my new header). So. Excited.
There was also snowguy building! We had our first snow a week or two ago and the boys immediately got out an built a "snow guy". As you can see, 5 is pretty enamored...
Until he finally melted away a few days ago, every exit and entrance included a stop to put an arm around the snow guy. What a good friend my little dude is.
Need any last minute kid gifts? I've got a super fun one for you! Make your own set of ABC, 123, or whatever type of blocks you want!
To make these blocks you will need:
::Unfinished wooden blocks, however many you choose- I got a set of 26 from ems woodbydesign on Etsy.
::6 images per block, cut to fit the size of your block face- my blocks were 1.5", so I cut my images to 1.25". I got my letter and number images from Leo Reynold's flickr page- he offers his images free for download and use under a Creative Commons' license. You could use magazine images, scrapbook paper, any kind of paper products as well.
::Mod Podge. I'm sure there are other mediums that would work just as well, but this is what I used.
::Scissors. Sharper the better.
::A foam brush. Other brushes would probably work too, but I like the foam brush because it leaves less of a brushstroke.
Repeat for all sides of the blocks. Give them at least 24 hours to dry and cure not touching anything else. The more dry time you can give them, the better. Enjoy!
Are you going handmade this year? What are you making?
I know it's been SOOO quiet here, but I'm still around! I have finally finished all my holiday gifts and it's starting to get less crazy on the homefront.
I promise I will have an excellent DIY gift tutorial up here so very soon! Until then, I hope these outtakes from our annual Christmas card photo shoot will suffice. Happy December!
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.