Thursday, November 29, 2007

pipe cleaner fun

The sick day also afforded me an hour to work on these pipe cleaner poinsettias. I stole the idea from a gift wrap article in Better Homes. The kids helped with cutting the pipe cleaners (I think they're called "bump chenille" or something like that) and bending the cut pieces in half. I hot-glued them to a small cardstock circle, and the kids helped with hot-gluing the silver beads in the middle. I'm kind of working on a tree with mostly white and silver ornaments, and I thought these poinsettias would look beautiful tied on with white ribbon.


Meredith said...

Those look great! I am impressed.

Queen Scarlett said...

Can't wait to see your tree with these!

pianogal said...

Wonderful! It's great that you can get your boys on board with crafty things. Mine seem to have inherited their dad's why-do-you-care-about-pipe-cleaners-and-glitter-so-much gene. Maybe my only daughter won't let me down... :)