After having a glitzy tree the last few years, I'm all about simple and handmade decor this Christmas. I'm calling it "Kindergarten Chic".
What's more kindergarten-y than cotton balls and string? This simple DIY snowball garland took only a little bit of skill and a little bit of time to make, and at $2 for supplies (if you don't already have them), this is a winner.
All you'll need is some white embroidery floss (.33) , cotton balls ($2 bag, you'll use half), a needle, and hands. Doesn't get any easier than that!
TIP: If your snowballs start unraveling or getting unruly, roll the cotton ball in your hands to re-fluff it back in shape.
- cotton balls
- embroidery floss, white
- a sewing needle
- Thread your needle with the embroidery floss.
- Poke the needle on the cotton ball until you find a spot where it goes through easily.
- String cotton ball onto thread.
- Repeat until you have the length desired!
- Tie each end.
Our tree will go up soon, but for now, my tiny Charlie Brown is loving the snowball garland!
As for the rest of my "Kindergarten Chic" tree, I'll be making ornaments as the season rolls on! I'm thinking I want lots of color (to fit with our polka-dotted family room), polka dots, kid-made ornaments and garlands, pom poms, along with some of the glitzy stuff I've used in years past.
If you can trust your kids with a needle and stay close by for supervision, this would be a great craft for them to make. It's also a great craft for when you're watching mindless TV or for while your husband watches football. Ahem.
This is wonderful!