With the weather so dreadfully cold, and the kids getting squirrely from cabin fever already, I thought we'd do a little crafting to help keep their fingers busy.
I had some of these acorn caps left that I had painted with metal paint a few years ago and a bag of beads that I thought would make good acorn bodies so we put the two together to make ornaments.
I had hoped to sew through the beads and cap but the kids found it a little too difficult to manage so we compromised. First, I drilled holes in the caps and put a hanging loop in. Then I sewed the tiny bead on to the bottom of the large bead, a step I could have skipped but I liked that it made them look more finished, and the kids glued the bead into the cap.
The results are pretty cute, I think. They each made enough to hand out to some of their friends, with a couple left over for the tree.
I think that glass marbles would work well too, in lieu of beads. Wouldn't they be pretty hanging in front of the window like this?
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Happy Sunday.