have you been following along with alicia hutchinson's blog series - handmade giving? alicia's blog is a new favorite of mine & her holiday series has been so inspiring for those of us with a knack for crafting & a pretty tight budget.
well, luke & i have had a dreamy last few day snowed in on the farm! i cannot wait to show you photos of our sweet little animals in the snow. it was such a wonderful couple of days. once we heard the predicted weather forecast, we made last minute stops for groceries & of course, project supplies. i wanted to make the most of our days at home together! so, i stopped by jo ann's & grabbed a handful of supplies to make these sweet clay ornaments. it was a blast & such a fun project for the entire family!
you can read alicia's entire how-to on her blog, but i wanted to share with you our version! i was craving a bit more color so i got the small blocks of clay in white, light blue & red.
we had a variety of cookie cutter shapes. luke really got into it adding garland & small details to his ornaments. i just love him.
my favorite was adding words to our ornaments. we used words such as "joy" & "hope" along with phrases such as "merry & bright." you could even think ahead & make a handful of clay hearts for valentine's day!
we are so excited to adorn packages with our little ornaments & give them as gifts to family.
we have already put a handful to use! we re-used mason jars & collected holiday containers from thrift shops for homemade granola to our neighbors! we tied the little ornaments with ribbon to the jars, adding a festive touch! psst... loving this crock pot granola recipe!
what are you creating & making this holiday season?
p.s. check back tomorrow for another amazing giveaway! the final one of the holiday season :)