kid-friendly christmas tree crafts {from the cellar door stories}

by @according2kelly on September 25, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the DIY queen angie, of the cellar door stories. angie writes…

Hi there!  I’m Angie from The Cellar Door, and I am super excited to be part of this great lineup of holiday crafting and decorating ideas.  I looooove Christmas, and to me you can never start getting ready for the holidays too early, so September sounds just about perfect!One of the issues I sometimes run into while crafting the day away is the little munchkins who show up and want to “help” …. which usually isn’t quite so helpful, you know?  I’ve discovered that the best way to remedy the problem is to let them craft away with me!  Last year, my then four year old son and I made these Christmas trees…. cute, kid friendly, and cheap…. the recipe for a perfect craft!

My inspiration came from this tree I had seen at Target….

I started by gathering up all my materials.  The styrofoam cones were from Dollar Tree, the sparkly pom poms were from Joann’s in the dollar section, and I had the rest of the supplies on hand, so this was a really fun and inexpensive craft for us to do together.

For J’s, I cut up squares of green construction paper and had him glue them all over the styrofoam.  After that, I used the glue gun to put on everything else exactly where he showed me.

For my tree, I hot glued yarn all over the tree, then added some twine and buttons.  Doesn’t get much easier than that!

There are so many possibilities with these trees, you can be as creative as you want!  They would be cute hostess gifts (made by you) or teacher or grandparent gifts (made by your kiddo).  I think they turned out great, and now each year when we pull them out with the rest of the decorations, we’ll have a fun memory attached!

Did you happen to notice the table runner in the photo above?  I made that too – again for under $5 – and bonus:  it doesn’t require any sewing!  You can check it out here.  Merry Christmas in September, friends!

for more great ideas be sure to visit angie at her blog the cellar door stories, & follow her every move on facebook, & pinterest.

 

about angie: Angie is the wife of one amazing husband and stay at home mom of two precious kids here, (plus one or two in Ethiopia that they already love!), follower of Christ, lover of iced coffee and dark chocolate.  The Cellar Door Stories, is filled with posts covering an eclectic mix of the things she loves – everything from her faith, being frugal, decorating, adoption & DIY projects.

 

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.

6 comments
Tanya
Tanya

Super cute! What a fun craft for kids and adults :)

Natalie
Natalie

Great job, Angie!! And I love this site that you led me to discover! Definitely a new follower!

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