Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{2x4} wrapped presents


I must really be into using yarn this crafting season, because it is making another appearance here. :)

I thought this one up one night while I was lying in bed--that is the best time for me to dream up new ideas for some reason. :)

Here is how you can make some for yourself--


2x4's--3 pieces of the same length
Yarn--more than one color if you are doing stripes
paint for the wood
Hot glue
Ribbon


One tradition that I try to do each year with the kids, is some sort of craft. I knew this would be pretty kid-friendly, so I let my 5 year old have at it.


To start, simply paint the wood your desired color, let dry, then hot glue them together, standing vertically.

My special helper did all the painting, and was very precise at it--she is kind of a perfectionist, I wonder where she gets that from. :)


Next is wrapping the yarn around the wood. You can do stripes, or just one color, it's totally up to your preference.

I started the yarn at the top by adding hot glue, then I let my daughter wrap it over & over again. It wasn't perfect, but that's okay, it gave it character, and I will always remember that she helped with it!


Then embellish it! We added red berries & ribbon, but I'm sure there are so many other options as well!


So there you go, little presents wrapped perfectly for the holiday--and having a very special helper made it even more memorable!

Enjoy!
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18 comments:

Tonii said...

These are SO darling! and you KNOW I love a good craft with the kiddies so this is just perfect. You have fantastic style...keep these great ideas coming!!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

How fun that the kids get to help with this one! These gifts can be displayed year after year unlike all of the ones that are torn open in under 2 minutes!

Karen said...

Those are so cute Lindsay! I love how you used the yarn on them. They look fabulous!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Such a fun Momma you are! Love how you got your daughter involved! I bet she loved that :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

These are so cute. What a great idea to get the kids involved. You all did a wonderful job.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh, I love these! Sleeping is the time I am most creative as well!

Little Treasures said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous!!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really pretty--and I love that it's kid friendly!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Cute Cute Cute! I love that your girls are always helping you :)

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this... Especially getting the Children involved on the Wrapping process :) Such a fun project... I would love to invite you over to a new linky party I am having http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/ have a Very Merry Christmas

Betsy Pool said...

These are SOOO adorable!! Will you link up when I post my Wednesday's Wrap-it Up blog hop tomorrow? I LOVE them!!

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

These are fabulous!! I would love it if you shared them at my party!!
http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-party-with-blonde-features.html
Happy Holidays!

southernscraps said...

Adorable idea!

marissa said...

so pretty and I love the the kiddos can join in

Cinthya said...

Aww. I love the little crafter. Those are too cute.

At The Picket Fence said...

I LOVE this idea! So fun and festive and easy. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week and have a very Merry Christmas!
Vanessa

PitterAndGlink said...

Wow! Beautiful and simple! :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These are so cute!

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