Here’s some of last year’s….
yes, littlest brother is wearing the same shirt big brother did the year before.
Yeah for clothes that survive one boy well enough to make it to another!
If you read my post on my current favorite books, then you saw that I am making it a goal to go through Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts over the course of this year and next. This week is crazy, so I picked one that I knew I could start and finish in less than an hour. I originally intended on making these as a baby shower gift, but I think they are going to make permanent residence in my daughter’s room. They are so easy, I’ll be making more.
What you need:
Children’s wood hangers (I got mine at IKEA, if you find somewhere else that has them let me know)
Origami or Scrapbooking paper
Small paint brush
The directions are very easy: Cut the paper in the shape you want. Apply a thin amount of Mod Podge on the back of the paper, glue down to the hanger. When dry apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge over paper. Tie ribbon to top.
I traced a bird template that Martha has in the back of her book…this project is from the decoupage section of her book.
Since nearly everytime I post a DIY project someone asks how I find time to do them, here is a larger view picture. While I made the hangers the big brothers played with paper, glue, scissors and a circle punch; the littlest brother pulled all the tupperware out of the bottom kitchen drawer and baby sister slept in my baby wrap.
She loves to be outside – no question about that. She’s enjoyed the shady areas at the pool several times now, but with chasing her brothers I haven’t had the chance to get any pictures. While the boys enjoyed time with their grandparents – I enjoyed a little time with my daughter. The sky was overcast and we had an umbrella to hide under when clouds parted. I’m not much for sitting by the pool (I’d rather be in it), but it was fun to sit with her….
Photo Tips: With every subject there are TONS of angles you can shoot at. Try to change up your angle and how close/far you are from your subject. These are not intended to be “portraits”, but more the story of her at the pool. The lighting never changed and neither did my settings: