This post is sponsored by Consumer Crafts as part of their Random Acts of Kindness Campaign. I am thrilled to participate and as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Every year we make ornaments. It’s one of our Christmas traditions I look forward to the most. I usually make them with Mr. A to give as gifts to teachers & various relatives. When I was approached recently by Consumer Crafts to participate in their Random Acts of Kindness Campaign I knew exactly what we were going to do. This was the purpose for this year’s ornament making.
The first person that came to mind was our neighbor. You know, the neighbor who always greets you with a smile. The one who feeds your kids and thinks to put your trash cans out if you are away. Yes, that neighbor. We have been blessed to have a neighbor just like that. Well our neighbor has gone above and beyond this year. She came over in the middle of the night when I went into labor with Little E, and most recently took care of our cats and checked on our house daily while we were on vacation. I thought this was the perfect way to say ‘Thank You’ and let her know that her acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed.
Here’s how we made our Snowflake Ornaments. They are super easy to make, and completely doable for Mr. A (9yrs old). He can pretty much make them himself from start to finish.
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First we stuffed the ornaments with shred. Tip: use a pencil or other long object to help poke all the loose ends of the shred down inside the ornament. Any strands that were impossible to get stuffed in there I either just pulled out or snipped off with scissors.
Once they are stuffed, put the cap back on and choose a few snowflake stickers as embellishment. I ordered two kinds of stickers and I still can’t decide which ones I like best.
Lastly tie a little bow around the top for a little pop of color. I chose a soft blue as an alternative to the traditional red & green. The whole blue/silver/white Christmas color scheme is growing on me.
Add a little hook, and your ornament is complete and ready to
hang…er…give. I though they looked especially beautiful when the light shines through. Now how easy was that?
Since we are talking Random Acts of Kindness, there are 6 ornaments in that box. I think we’ll give one of these as a Random Act of Kindness to our mailman, you know for delivering all those packages (especially this time of year). And maybe a few other people while we’re at it. I think I know what we’ll be doing this week!
Do you do Random Acts of Kindness with your kids? I’m thinking maybe we have the start of a new tradition here.
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maryanne @ mama smiles says
These are very pretty! Love how simple they are to make, too!
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