Make Your Own Christmas
Friday, November 27, 2009
Does anyone remember decoupage projects from our youth? It is incredibly cheap to decoupage. I taught my grandson how to decoupage tonight. I brought home a bubblegum bucket from work. Christian cut out pictures of flowers and cats from old magazines. We pasted those to the bucket and lid. That is drying in place now. I cannot remember if it has to dry first, so we are drying it. Besides, I get a little short tempered after several hours of cutting out pictures from a magazine when I need sleep. Lol. Anywho, tomorrow morning we will apply the decoupage. After it dries, he can fill it with mini chocolates that I purchased at half-price the day after Halloween.
We had a lot of fun with barely any financial output. The bucket was saved from the trash. The magazines were passed down from someone who was going to toss them. The glue stick was half of 97 cents, and I will make the decoupage instead of buying it for about a dollar. Maybe two. Then we will fill it up with miniature candy bars that maybe put me out a couple of bucks.
Most importantly, we had a GREAT time together (until the evil cranky needs sleep Nanny got out)! Christian spent a few hours pouring love into making something nice for his mother.
Tomorrow we make Christmas ornaments, which is a many hour project. We do it every year, though. It is special to watch a child turn a pile of trash into a gift for Mother. We should all think about making more of our gifts. They hold a sentimental value in addtion to the spirit of the gift.