The idea was for them to make some of their Christmas presents.
And it worked...
with some help from Grandma.
First I had to bleach these trees,
because even in my
"let them try it" world,
anyone under 10
is not a good mixture.
I have had more than a few bleach disasters
from ten to 54,
but we aren't going there today.
Off to a YouTube video
you can learn anything on YouTube.
That precious woman
in her organized
perfect craft room
dipping one tree at a time
in a vintage glass
Fill up the sink,
glug, glug some bleach into it,
and toss in the trees.
In true crafter ADD,
I poured myself a cup of coffee,
wiped off the counter
and turned around.....
and they were bleached.
That over-organized crafter
on YouTube was doing a lot of dipping and waiting.
But then, she measured.
A quick rinse,
and let them dry.
Wash the jars
that people so willingly donated.
And the girls arrived.
We dyed them with kool-aid.
Really, I think this was their favorite part.
Next to dumping the glitter in the jars.
(I will be vacuuming that stuff up until Easter at least)
(Did I mention that the Dyson is in the shop AGAIN?)
A little help from Grandma with the glue gun...
and they are done!
a couple of movies,
pancakes with sprinkles for breakfast
I think we have a new deer camp tradition!
Ok, I still am planning on having the older boys over to make these also.
Wait for that post,
I am sure it won't be as organized.
I think I will put that off until the Dyson comes home.
One of today's projects is to
make this centerpiece.
Mom brought me some of her vintage ornaments,
I thought that the greenery would bleach like the bottle trees,
but it did not.
Not sure what that is...
still formulating that one.
Just had to include this picture of Garren.
He looks so big now that he has a big boy haircut!