It’s been a busy birthday weekend around here. We had a party with friends Friday night. This was the first party where I felt more in the way and less like “Cruise Director Julie from the Love Boat” the whole time. Five 12-year-old girls can certainly keep themselves entertained. Yay for big kids! Tonight we’re having family over. Then I will officially feel like my holiday season is wrapped up and I look forward to a month of mundane life with no yard work and more time to sew and organize.
In light of little else that is new, I thought I would share a quick little project my 9-year-old and I did for big-sister’s birthday present. The 9-yr-old loves buttons and loves to collect buttons. (I think this may prove that accumulating craft-supply collections is genetic.) Anyway, we – I mean she -rarely ever does much besides taking the buttons out and looking at them every once in a while. (Does this behavior sound familiar to anyone??) So I was really excited when she decided it would be fun to use some of her buttons to make a present for her sister.
We take no credit for originality here – this was an idea in a Button craft book she has – but we thought we’d share the results. We used the buttons to make decorative tacks for their bulletin boards. We used some good old E6000 glue to attach the buttons to flat-headed tacks. They turned out pretty cute! She made a set for her sister (top) and then decided to make some to go with her room.