Send a Hug

This was a really cute pin that I found. It’s been on my Valentine board for a little while, but it seemed easy enough to make this at the same time as our Valentines this year.
I really enjoyed the idea of a hug you can mail, as we have a lot of family that lives out of state.

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You start, at least the way I made them, by outlining and cutting out your children’s hands on paper, you’ll want something about as thick as scrapbooking or construction paper. These are Arthur and Chiara’s hands. Aren’t they adorable?!

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Your next step is to take some yarn, or ribbon and cut a length that goes from hand to hand. I went to about the middle of their hands to allow room to attach it.

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I used tape and one staple per hand to attach my red yarn.

Now you have a hug you can send to a special family member who may be missing their young family members. It’s also a reminder at how fast they grow. When they get older, you’ll have that reminder of how their little arms would have to stretch for a hug!

Happy hugging all!

Scrabble Tile Ornaments

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First of all, don’t judge me! Yes, I’m sure many of you are sick of the Frozen franchise, but I’m still very in love with it. I had purchased two bags of assorted scrabble tiles, approximately two sets of what comes in the board game, from Amazon.com for a seperate project. After pulling all of the tiles I needed, I still had quite a few tiles left over. My crafty soul couldn’t stand to leave them alone!

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Tony and I spent a few days playing around to see what we could spell out. He mostly found naughty words, which I shot down, yes I can be a buzzkill, but I did settle on a few that I thought would be cute ornaments.
After making final decisions, I got out my mini glue gun and went to town. I did get a little overzealous with the glue in places, but it was still fun.
I have this tiny bag full of ribbon scraps, part of some leftover goody bag the kids had received, and I decided they would work perfectly for this project.

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I ended up layering two or three ribbons per ornament, just for a little more color interest.

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Using the glue gun again, I attached the ribbon, like so, so we have something to hang the ornament from.
So far I’ve only completed ‘Let it Go’ and ‘Read Books’

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I still have to add ribbon to the ‘I Love You’ tiles, but I think these will make cute little Christmas gifts. What do you think?