Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but here in Arkansas it is the opening weekend of deer season. That means the next several weekends will be (mostly) for just the girls and me. It also means that now it is time for me to start planning for the Third Annual Mother Daughter Holiday Pinterest Craft Weekend and Pajama Party.
To get ready I’ll need to sift through my Pinterest boards for fun ideas. You know, the boards I’ve pinned cute craft ideas to all year and never tried. I will need to make a list of the supplies and purchase those. I’ll need to have plenty of yummy snacks on hand – because crafting and snacking go hand in hand. And, most importantly, I’ll need to buy us all matching p.j.’s. These are last year’s PJ’s.
This year’s pajamas are even better, but I can’t reveal them yet because my mother reads my blog (thanks, Mom), and this year we got her a pair too. I can tell you that they are even better than last year’s. I can’t wait! In the meantime, here’s the post I wrote about our first year’s festivities…
I am so not crafty. I lack the necessary attention to detail to be precise. And I can’t cut in a straight line. But I crack myself up. I’m constantly pinning adorable crafts, homemade gift ideas, and DIY projects. As if…
Well, you know what! As if I’m actually crafty, I set aside a whole weekend with my girls to take on some of the projects I’ve pinned. I bought all the supplies in advance because one of the rules of the MOTHER DAUGHTER HOLIDAY PINTEREST CRAFT WEEKEND is that we stay in our pajamas all weekend. Cat was thrilled with the idea, and MM was willing to tolerate it. Here’s what we did:
Aren’t these adorable! And they were sooooo easy. And inexpensive. We got the idea from a clever gal, Sabby in Suburbia
Young House Love gave us this clever idea. Actually, this project was mostly Chet’s. Yes, it was a risk letting him use the hot glue gun, but these turned out great, and he was really proud of himself.
These are the sweetest. In my house we try to keep the spirit of Advent. Yet, everyone (except me) wants to put up the tree well before December 20th. These are a good way to compromise. The kids and I made NAMES OF JESUS ornaments and will add one to the tree everyday during Advent.
Thank you, Roaring Momma
Also, we made these beauties! This was MM’s favorite project. I’ve seen the idea on a variety of websites. And there are different methods for doing this. We just took plain glass balls, popped off the top, squeezed in some acrylic paint, and then shook vigorously. I think we might have skipped a step or maybe just used too much paint, because the paint didn’t dry. Every time someone drops one of these – paint every where. I guess we should have used the plastic balls, but oh well. That’s how you learn.
This next thing is all us.
-We cut pictures from old calendars and Christmas cards and burned the edges. This is not necessary, but we like the way it looks.
-Next, we covered a small canvas with either scrapbook paper or gold spray paint.
-We glued on the picture.
-Finally we slathered the whole thing with Modge Podge.
-We just hot glued some ribbon to the back of the canvas for easy hanging. And voila…
We also did a cork board for Cat’s room using the same method and super cute scrapbook paper (no burning).
We didn’t come near finishing everything I want us to make, but this is a start. As I type , I’m making this body wash from Katie Gibson. I can’t wait to try it!
No, I’m not naturally crafty, but the holidays and time with my girls always inspire the Martha Stewart in me. She hides most of the time, but this year, I think she showed up in full force. Who knows, maybe she’ll stick around even after the holiday this year.