Thursday, December 8, 2011

Guest Post {Southern Lovely}

Well hello there! I'm Lindsay, and I blog over at Southern Lovely. Being a busy mom of three, crafting is sometimes hard to come by. I love a good DIY, painting or sewing project. I usually do my best work after the kids have gone to bed. :)

  Today I am going to share a fun craft that my little 5 year old helped me out with.

Yarn Wrapped presents

Here is how you can make some for yourself--


2x4's--3 pieces of the same length Yarn--more than one color if you are doing stripes paint for the wood Hot glue Ribbon


One tradition that I try to do each year with the kids, is some sort of craft. I knew this would be pretty kid-friendly, so I let my 5 year old have at it.

  To start, simply paint the wood your desired color, let dry, then hot glue them together, standing vertically. My special helper did all the painting, and was very precise at it--she is kind of a perfectionist, I wonder where she gets that from. :)


Next is wrapping the yarn around the wood. You can do stripes, or just one color, it's totally up to your preference. I started the yarn at the top by adding hot glue, then I let my daughter wrap it over & over again. It wasn't perfect, but that's okay, it gave it character, and I will always remember that she helped with it!

Then embellish it! We added red berries & ribbon, but I'm sure there are so many other options as well!

So there you go, little presents wrapped perfectly for the holiday--and having a very special helper made it even more memorable! Thanks for letting me stop by! Feel free to check out more ideas over at my place!


Kelley @ said...

Ohhh.. super cute!! What a great kid friendly project Linds! :)

Lindsay said...

Thanks so much for having me! It's so fun to be here!

Jennifer said...

So cute!! Great kid project!!

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