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25 Nov, 2008

Here’s a cute little Christmas craft idea

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty

Hat tip to Martha!

Sarah and I made bunch of beaded hair pins based on an idea in a recent holiday craft issue. Sarah also designed her own packaging.

 Beaded flower hair pins *

Pretty sweet huh? I’m totally chuffed.

This was a very easy craft to do with kids, and I would totally recommend it for the 7+ age group. Instructions are here.

 I hope to post more craft ideas in the weeks to come. (DIY Christmas is the way to go!)


3 Responses to "Here’s a cute little Christmas craft idea"

1 | globugg

November 26th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

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Hi
I loved those hair ornaments. How can i find directions so I could try making some myself?
Happy holidays!
glo

2 | andrea

December 1st, 2008 at 8:39 am

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Hi Globugg – there’s a link to the instructions in the post itself…

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