Thursday, November 20, 2014

kids craft hop

With all the little hands that will need to stay occupied this holiday season this hop is just what we need to be prepared to keep them busy. Kids of all sizes love to create their own Christmas ornaments. With a few supplies and a little imagination you will have the perfect holiday activity.

I raided my stash for this project didn't step foot outside my house...I figured if you are snowed in or need a project in a pinch that you may want to see what you have on hand to keep the natives from getting restless. This is what I came up with...

This is what I found:

ribbon (clearly I always have May Arts on hand)
Mini Pom Pom Ribbon
Twisted Burlap Ribbon
Grosgrain Ivory Striped Ribbon
5/8 inch Crocheted Ribbon
chipboard costers (came in a 4 pack from Michaels, had a rooster on them)
burlap paper  from DCWV (any scrap of burlap will probably due but this was already paper backed so it was easy to trace and cut out)
a bag of buttons (these where old shirt buttons, you know the ones you save because "someday"...well today is that ""someday!)
adhesive (used Tacky Glue and Ultimate Tacky Glue Stick)


hole bunch - 1/8"

Here's How:

1. Trace coaster on burlap, cut 2 rounds.
2. Glue pom trim along back side edge of coaster. let dry.
3. Adhere burlap to front and back of coaster with glue stick.
4. Punch hole threw coaster about 1/4 inch from edge.
5. Pencil snowflake design onto burlap.
6. Glue Cream Twine in place, follow with buttons in desired design.
7. Thread Stripped ribbon threw hole. tie in knot and add Crocheted ribbon to finish.

Easy peasy! This would be cute with larger buttons ... Snowman? :)

Continue your days journey on the kids hop by heading over to Karen Bakers blog for more crafty ideas. Don't for get to comment on the MayArts Blog for your chance to win! Love me some free ribbon!!!




  1. What a great idea! Always looking for simple and easy to make ornaments that keep kids busy :)

  2. Neat idea! I like the snowflake made of buttons.

  3. PRETTY and FUN ornament Jennifer!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing this fabulous idea & tutorial!!! I will gather my button stash together in preparation because I can see that my nieces will all want to put Olaf on theirs :)

  4. Very cute with the button snowflake.

  5. Came out very cute
    and sounds fun!
    Carla from Utah

  6. I've been collection coasters but haven't found a project that I really want to use.
    these would be fast and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing