(Jan. 19, 2014) After Christmas was done we decided to keep one of the small trees out and decorate it according to the different holidays or seasons going on. Our first holiday after Christmas is Valentine’s Day! Our third craft for our tree was little beaded heart ornaments, I wanted something simple Nico could pretty much do on his own if set up.
I had set out little bowls with red, pink and clear plastic beads and pre-cut-in-half white pipe cleaners. I folded down one end of the pipe cleaners too so the beads wouldn’t just be pushed right through. All he had to do is decide which pattern of beads he wanted to do. I had done a 3 colored one to show him so he repeated that one right away, then he did 2 fully pink ones for grandma Dada that he brought down to her right away, then he was back to the ones for his tree. He made an all red one for me and for Alex he did a red/clear one and a pink/clear as well. 17 beads for our 1/2 pipe cleaner seemed to be the magic number. He also made a red/pink one. I bent both ends like hooks and hooked them together, then I twisted them a little together and shaped them.
If you don’t have a tree you can still make it and hang it to decorate door/window frames, door knobs or make a mobile
We’d love to see your version and where you decorate with it, so please share back!
If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to also follow us on Pinterest and our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series also has its own Pinterest boards for each country. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations