This year for Christmas I received a very beautiful bracelet from my best friend. Upon closer inspection the pretty turquoise beads weren’t actually stone beads but paper beads instead. I remember making paper beads with old magazines and junk mail when I was younger, and loved it, so I set out to make them with a grown up twist.
This week is one of the busiest of the year in our household, with holiday preparations, extended family visiting, and kids off from school. Especially with the extreme rain we’ve been having here in Portland it’s easy to feel cooped up with crazy. It’s times like these crafting with the family is not only fun, but necessary.
I love how focused the little ones get when they work on beading or lacing activities. Here’s a great beading craft for the holidays. These make great decorations on the tree or hanging in your wintry window display.
Icicle Ornaments – Happy Hooligans