Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sponsored by readers like you - Snowflakes!

More beautiful creations from my craft group! We had 22 kids last Thursday making these adorable Christmas snowflake decorations!

As you know, our youth programs are sponsored by readers like you. When you contribute to our groups by buying either the Back to Basics or Hair Care: Shampoos & Conditioners e-books or just making a donation to us, you contribute to four different programs at three different locations (Chilliwack and Yarrow libraries, and the Ed Centre alternative school). For more information on our groups and what we do, please click here

If you'd like to make your own, click here for the tutorial. There are three ways to finish off the end of each arm of the snowflake - by gluing on a bead with Crazy Glue (not recommended, you'll be covered in it, and you have to wait before gluing the next arm!), by using a crimping bead, or by turning the end into a loop. I recommend having a loop at the top and bottom of the snowflake so you can hang it from something and you can hang something from the bottom, and I like the crimping bead method the best (primarily because they are really hard to bend and my hands hurt after making the first one!).

I also recommend using acrylic beads. They're much cheaper than glass or crystal, and they are much lighter. The first ones I made with glass beads kept pulling the 3M hook off my office door!

I'm still working on the lotion book - it's getting huge! - and I've started the mineral make up book. Any other ideas? I do have some time off over Christmas and we all know a bored Swift is an annoyed Swift!

We did have an exciting extravaganza in Yarrow - we made bubble bath, bath salts, glitter powder, and lip balms, but I didn't get time to take pictures as I had to run out to lead a group in Chilliwack! 

1 comment:

Lynda said...

These are so neat! The mineral makeup ebook sounds great, as does the lotion.