With the magazine just a few short weeks away from going live, most of my creative energy feels like it is going into the projects that need to be completed, photographed and laid out. Yesterday, however, Jacob kindly reminded me that we were now fully into the holiday season and that we need to get our decorations up and going.
I was visiting Sarah’s wonderful blog yesterday, and I just fell in love with her fabric wreath that she created. It is festive, and fun and a great way to use up the scraps that we all have piled up somewhere. I have been drawn to the the tones of browns, cream, reds and sage green lately, and I dug through my scraps until I found a combination that resonated.
I love the fact that the boys are getting to a spot where they want to create holiday memories of their own, and they are taking the initiative to come up with projects of their own making. Jacob asked if he could help in putting a wreath together with me, and after a bit of searching we came up with the perfect project.
I say perfect because I am not sure if you could find an easier, or prettier, way to teach your child how to tie a bow. 56 times he tied those ribbons above, and then promptly walked right up the stairs and tied both of his shoes. No joke.
The ribbon wreath was a lot easier than I thought that it would be, the cutting is quick, and if you do not have a child doing the tying, than it is a nice afternoon project. If you do this with children, let’s just say that this may span a few mealtimes.
My brother and his beautiful family are joining us for Thanksgiving this year, and I am glad to have a few handmade decorations to put around the house. Handmade holidays always make for very special moments.