Thursday, December 16, 2010

ok, really. this is my last christmas crafternoon. so i say.

you may be asking your self, how does this mother of 2 monkeys have time to craft so much? well, just don't leave your house. ever. you'll find lots of things to do. i mean, you could do laundry...but that's super boring and a little too productive for my tastes. i prefer digging through piles of clothes every morning to find the kids clothes for the day. it's like where's waldo, but with underware and socks. all that to say, i'm still feeling sick. which is strange for me at this point in my pregnancy.

( i wish you could see layne and lila right now. lila is basically sitting on my shoulders putting my hair in my face while i type this. and layne is sitting next to me asking me over and over again if he can type something. yes, yes you can. gASFGH'4\ . )

this pregnancy, i am also super clumsy: yesterday i jammed my knee into the corner of the wall when i was bringing groceries inside. i was limping today. and then when i was getting into the car from the post office today, i smacked my head on the top of car. it was incredible. i wonder if someone saw me, because it would have been funny. to them.

in other news, i make these bon-bons every year called "martha washingtons". my mom gave me the recipe...she's made them for 20 years i think. the recipe is her grandmother's.  i'm pretty sure this is Jesus' favorite dessert. anyway, i eat 3 of these a day. because i know what's in them, it kind of makes me feel bad for scarfing them down every afternoon. like an orphan child. like a pregnant, orphan child...wait, no...that doesn't make any sense.
and this picture is kind of gross, but i took it at night. go with it.
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enough about that.
so here's the craft i did: bottle cap ornaments(or gift toppers)
i used the tops of tea bottles that i had been saving, rather, hoarding, for a couple weeks. i went through a snapple phase last month, so sue me. but beer caps would also be adorable here. if you're a sinner, you beer drinkers! just kidding. or am i?

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1)gather your ingredients

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2) assemble. i used book paper as the back ground and then glued on tiny pictures of our family. these are from our christmas card so that made it quite easy.

3) modge podge over the top.

4)glue ribbon on the side of the bottle top

5)glue ribbon on the back
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these would be cute to put on the top of gifts to grandparents! or just hang on your tree.  or put magnets on the back and put them on your fridge. whatev.
*linking up at pity party and blessed little nest!

20 comments:

  1. yes i win. first comment. prize?? crafts are kind of like therapy though... it makes no sense why we do these things to ourselves . from the outside it's craziness but on the inside it keeps me from going to the bad place. today i made a cloak for my baby. and she is so cute in it it actually makes me feel like a better person. ;) and we are friends now. just thought you should know... since i have already told a lot of other people. ;)

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  2. Hahaha that post literally made me laugh out loud... Cute craft! Keep em comin! I love them all!

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  3. how did you get the pics so tiny? printed at home? please help because i am loving this idea and want to reproduce! :)

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  4. This has a very anthropologie feel to it. In a very good way.

    Also, thanks for being an honest mom. I wonder about these moms who do everything without interruption from children. That CAN'T be normal. Just saying.

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  5. So, are you going to share the Martha Washington recipe or what? I've only made two batches of baked goods this week, so I think I'm due for another.
    -Erin K.

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  6. I think this is my favorite crafternoon yet. And I snorted a little when you were describing your clumsiness, but only because I've been like that ever since I had kids (or maybe before but I can't remember) I'm always dropping things and hurting myself. In movies people like that come across as adorable but its so, so not.
    Anyway, I'm wordy today. Sorry about that :x

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  7. I can totally imagine layne asking you over & over again if he could type something, I bet he was proud he got to help :)

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  8. such a cute idea! love it! i don't believe this is the last one ;) please say you have more!!

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  9. hey,
    the pics were printed on the back of our christmas card this year. but if you have picassa or something like that, make a collage of a bunch of pics...it'll make them all smaller and put them on one page for you. then print them out on your computer. or i guess you could send them in to get printed if you're going for high quality. i like the vintage look though.

    and erin k, i CAN NOT give you the martha recipe. my mother would die. but if you google "martha washingtons", you'll find similar recipes!

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  10. oh my gosh...how awesome!! Love it!

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  11. Ah, your kids are cute! Sorry you still feel crummy. Ick.
    I am partial to anything using bottle caps. Just so ya know. And I'm getting RAVES on my paper wreaths, so thanks for that, too.

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  12. Question (because I'm too lazy to google it myself) - you use modge podge a lot. What exactly is it and how is it better than glue? Can you tell I am a rookie crafter?? :)

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  13. nice crafts! So sorry your not feeling your best, your 3rd monkey will so be worth it. Just have a talk with baby and say stop making mommy sick! :)

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  14. Lol - you are funny. :) That's how I usually blog too (draped in children), which is why I never do it anymore. :) I get really clumsy when I'm on my cycle...(TMI? Probably.) Super cute craft - I've been saving izzie bottle caps. I love them. I kind of want to make magnets for Jay's window magnetic board in his room. :)

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  15. This is a great DIY project... espcially for the kids during the holidays (you know they can get bored some times!!).

    Oh and sweetie, have you added your city info to Location Central yet? It's where you can see who else blogs by you. We're all out there!

    www.locationcentral.blogspot.com

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  16. I love all of your crafts! Super jealous.

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  17. Super cute craft!! Would love to do, as well as others, but am not finding the time this year!!! I don't really (ever) have my shizzle together.

    BTW, my husband doesn't so much like your blog because I always read it in bed at night...when he is sleeping...and I belly laugh .....OUT LOUD...on accident and it wakes him up!!!! Hee hee. Oh well.....I likey!

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  18. these are so fun! you are wayway more creative than i will ever be. jealous.

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  19. I thought those treats were oreo truffles and was about to say, Guess who else made those this week.. and you'd guess me..because well, we do everything together--but miles away.. But, you didn't.

    I'm a little sad.. We were on a roll.

    xo

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