UPDATE: The headband fabric looked like panty hose to me…not sure where to get it. You need the magnets because they all the bottle cap to stick to the washer…so you can interchange your necklaces.
FireCrackers visor is from Twirling Betty. It is one size fits all and it does…if you look back at the CafeMom tour I did, you’ll notice I am wearing it in the picture outside of Big Brother giving me a hug. I wear it a lot…she is a year old and we are already sharing! Her shoes are from Gracious May (I wish we could share those).
Thanks for all the congratulations comments yesterday. My niece has won us all over. It has been such a fun journey to watch my sister become a mom….I have been an aunt on Chris’ side since the day I married him. We had the cutest ringbearer and flower girls in our wedding…my nieces and nephew…who have all grown into such cool kids/teenagers. Several of them came over last week to do a little crafting. The girls had ideas for necklaces they wanted to make and needed someone who had Mod Podge and scrapbooking paper. I, of course, could fulfill that need.
I don’t really think of preteen/teen crafts, so I thought I’d share what they made for those of you that have older kids. The basic idea is to attach a washer to a stretchy necklace. Once you have that base you can create all kinds of things to attach to the washer using magnets.
Here are most of their supplies, I am not sure where they got them all.
Step 1: To make the necklace base you just tie a washer to the stretchy bands.
Step 2: Fill the pop bottle caps with a little Mod Podge and start layering stuff in it. The girls used paper, stickers and drew with markers. You could use all kinds of things. Once they ran out of pop bottle caps I cut Starbucks sleeves into circles and they glued stuff to those too.
Step 3: Attach magnets to the back of the pop bottle lids or Starbucks sleeves. The magnets below have a sticker back. You can also use smaller, stronger magnets for a better hold. Just glue them on.
I made some chocolate chip cookies for our little crafting party. All the boys had been upstairs playing Legos, but magically appeared as soon as the cookies were set on the table. They had radar noses detecting the smell. As soon as they finished eating, they disappeared upstairs again.
The necklaces on the left are the bottle caps, the ones on the right are made from the coffee sleeves.
And just so you know…there will be lots of baby appearances on the blog in the coming days.
Here we are on day 2. We only saw each other briefly, but I think she likes me. If she doesn’t like cooking with her mom, she can come craft with me.
It used to make me sad how seeing a newborn makes your own baby seem so grown up suddenly. I’m good with my girl not being a newborn. It is going to be fun to have another baby in the family and it is going to be fun watching my sweet little girl grow.