I hope you all had a fantastic week and that those of us who got snow didn’t get battered too much! As I write this (Friday night), it’s snowing but we aren’t supposed to get too much. I know other states are getting tons and tons of snow though, so if that’s you, stay safe!!
Last week I mentioned that I love going to library events where we get to make crafts and I wanted to share a couple things I made from the past couple weeks.
A few weeks ago my sister and I made these Flower Pine cones. The three in the above photo are mine – I didn’t get a photo of my sister’s. These are scented pine cones so that’s a nice addition to your decor, but they are super easy to make. The librarian had a whole bag of pine cones and we all figured out the three we wanted and then you could decorate them how you wished. I went with the style my librarian did by making the bottom or “center” yellow and using another color around the top “petals” of the flower. I think they turned out really well! I know one lady stood hers up (you would flip mine upside down for that) and turned them into rainbow styled trees. They were really pretty as well.
This past Monday, my mom and I made these Winterland dioramas. I’m sure a lot of you remember making dioramas for projects in school, usually with the help of a shoe box. These were made with smaller boxes (both my mom’s and I came from Birchbox- supplied by the library) and when we arrived, the whole background was painted black already so we just used the various supplies we were given to decorate. These are sitting on a shelf in our kitchen!
The photo above is my mom’s creation. On the left, she has a plastic bear standing in the snow and she glued a deer for the background. The pine cone (left over from the previous craft) was placed in the box as a tree. You can’t really see in the photo, but my mom used white glitter glue on the “leaves” of the pine cone to make it look like snow.
This box is mine! I added little additions to my cut out trees, and I think they turned out well. I cut the moose in half (right side of the box) so it looked like it was walking into the frame. I also made the deer titled a bit in the middle so it kind of looks like it’s leaping. I thought it was cute. My favorite part was probably the stars – the blue are cut outs and then I used sticky gems to place in the middle. The rest of the sky is blue and gold glitter glue dots.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoy seeing these photos, because I think it will be fun to share more on Sunday. My mom and I (and often my sister) attend a lot of library events and I think more people should check them out. See what libraries are around you and sign up for something that looks fun! It’s not always crafts.
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