Saturday, November 29, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Creating- Day 12- Twelve Buttons

WARNING: PHOTOS OF MIA & EMILY'S GIFTS ENCLOSED!!!

You thought that I forgot didn't you? No, instead I have just been spending some quality time with the family and not so much time on the computer the last couple of days. Nothing too exciting...just relaxing together...watching movies and football, sitting in front of the fire, leisurely reading together. You know, just fun together time where we are all in the same room. I know, shocking isn't it?

But I am back now with my finally 12 Days project. This is a project that I saw posted by Rhonna Farrar and totally fell in love!!! You can see her post about them here. For my bracelets, I decided that I wanted to make them for Emily and Mia. Kara sent me their wrist measurements...so I am really hoping that they fit with enough room to actually clasp them...cross your fingers for me.


The green one is for Emily (who is 9) and the blue one is for Mia (who is 3.) I glued the buttons all together and onto the ribbon and then also sewed them on so they should be attached really sturdily.




For the ends of the ribbons, I used an embellishment/ribbon clasp that I found in a Making Memories Ribbon & Attachments kit. Then I simply added jump rings onto the end of that with the bracelet closures. For the ribbons, I cut the end with pinking shears and then just folded under the last 1/4" on each end under the ribbon clasp. They are really so easy and cute to make! I think that I may just need to make one for me too (am I too old to wear something like this?!?)

And that is our final project of our 12 Days of Christmas Creating. I hope that you have enjoyed it and maybe something along the way inspired you. As for myself, I am feeling much more prepared for the coming holiday than I normally do this time of the year. Thanks for indulging me!!! And now, how about a giveaway? I have 2 Unity Christmas stamps to give away, Jesus is the Reason and Do Not Open. Simply tell me if you are planning to make anything this holiday season and I will do the drawing from all the entries Tuesday evening (Dec. 2nd.)

18 comments:

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for these last 12 days! You have had some fabulous ideas!!!

I am currently working on some mini-album gifts and also need to make a couple of ornaments. I really need to stop talking about it and get to it!!

becky said...

i always make something! ornaments, mini albums, you name it, i have made it when it comes to paper crafting! i also get to bling up a ruler for a friend, so that will be fun :)

Trace Geworsky said...

I have made 7 calendars, and I have 5 left before Christmas(GULP)
I made a December daily mini album, and a few decorative wall hangings.

Lindsay Spencer said...

I LOOOVE those! And no, you're not too old to wear those. In fact, I was just thinking how I wanted to make some for me! Yes, I'm planning on making my kids each a blanket, some fun decorations for my daughters room, and now some ribbon bracelets. Thanks for the idea!! I love it. Please don't quit with all the fun gift ideas. I've really enjoyed them.

Anne House said...

Oh, these are cute!! I have already made several ornaments, a clock, and a Noel wall hanging...and there will be more!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the 12 Days - I love the button bracelets.

I'm making a heritage album for my mother that includes five generations of both her and my father's families.

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful holiday ideas.

I've already made some bookmarks, mini albums, sewing box and cards.

I still have a calendar and coasters to finish up. :)

Jennifer said...

Wonderful projects the last 12 days! I have some monogram cards I'm working on, along with some altered mini-notebooks, and some altered mini-canvases.

Shirley said...

I am making surprise "pails" for all my nieces and nephews. I found some really cute aluminum paint can style pails at the dollar store in red and green and am busily decorating them up to fill with goodies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kerry said...

These bracelets are adorable!

I have already made a recipe tin and set of Christmas tags for my aunt. My next two projects that I need to get started on are recipe books and a set of thank you cards.

Lisa F said...

What great ideas for the last 12 days! I have enjoyed reading/learning every day! I am making magnetic paper dolls and magnetic boards for dd's friends.

Linsey said...

OH Christi, these are darling! I want one too, hehe! The girls will adore them, no doubt about it! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift idea and the tutorial on how-to do it as well! You are such an inspiring and wonderful friend and to show you how much I admire you, I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award today on my blog. No pressure to play, but the rules are there if you choose to. I just had to tell you that I think the world of you and am very thankful for our friendship (even if only online, hehe). Have a beautiful day!

Crystal said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas, Christie.

This year, I am:
- sewing pyjamas, crayon rolls, teatowels and dishcloths, book bags, and aprons.
- making a cookbook for our soon-to-be daughter-in-law
- giving away red pepper jelly and jams from my summer stash
- packaging up poppycock (my secret recipe)
- creating a set of mini-cards with images of summer trip to California

I need to really get going on all these ideas!!

Amy said...

No..you are totally not too young to wear one of those..I don't think I am either..LOL..adorable!!All your 12 days of ideas have been amazing! I think you've already seen all the stuff I've been making!

Jess said...

Love the bracelets, as well as all the other projects you've shared! I am going to be making some sets of cards as gifts.

Robynccgirl said...

That is so cute Christie! Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

Wendy said...

I've been making lots of paper craft goodies this year. I made an advent calendar already and have been making lots of cards and small nugget boxes and gift boxes. I wanted to make some ornaments too I just don't know if there's enough time! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Candace H said...

Thanks for all the great ideas! As a matter of fact, I'll be using my "Jesus is the Reason" stamp to make coasters for teacher/friend Christmas gift! I don't have "Do Not Open" though... lol! And I'm going to decorate some handsoap dispensers with a snowflake stamp from the KOTM... if I can find the handsoaps I bought a few months ago...

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