As you know, I’m trying to get Christmas things done now so I won’t have to worry about this stuff when it is December. Every year, my father’s side of the family gets together at Thanksgiving. The women exchange ornaments and the men exchange food. It’s like the Christmas gift to everyone. This will be the first year I will not be able to be there, but I still want to join in on the fun How can I pass up an opportunity to make something for the people I love? I made these to be from my daughter.
I drew shapes on pieces of computer paper and had her paint and color them. Then I cut out butterfly shapes and let her put the stickers on all by herself. She picked them all out. It kind of surprised me how “neat and matching” most of the stickers were.
I then cut out a bigger shape of the butterfly from scrapbook paper.
I painted and glittered (I LOVE glitter!) the doll clothespins for the body.
Then I made antennas from small pom pom trim.
They have a clip on the back so they can clip on the tree branch instead of hang. I even have them all wrapped up and ready to go!
She of course took the opportunity to add her own “presents” and “ornaments” to the tree. She misses the tree already. At least I know she will have fun when it comes time to decorate for Christmas.