Hello everyone it’s me!! Angelina from JoJo and Eloise.
Every month I look forward to my visits with you here, at The Picket Fence.
Are you as excited as me, that SUMMER is here?
I am beyond excited because it means, LOTS of family time, Yummy BBQ’s and Vacations to far off places. However I could do without the Extreme High Heats, we tend to get.
Our kids LOVE sewing, decorating and crafting. They are always coming up with some thing or another.
The other day my daughter came in and wanted to show me this, Garden Leaf Necklace that she had made, all on her very own. She was not only proud of her accomplishment but she was also excited to show me how she put it together.
So today I thought I would share her, Garden Leaf Necklace with you in hopes that it might inspire some one on one Creativity, with your little ones.
Here’s what she did:
She gathered her leaves from one of our Bushes in the garden. The important thing is, she didn’t PLUCK them off, she PEELED them off the branch.
She measured around her head and cut her desired length for the necklace.
( She told me it was VERY important to measure around her Head, because you want to make sure it will go over it!! )
Then taking the long stem of the leaf, she WRAPPED it around her bakers twine.
(oddly enough it was secure, Kids have AMAZING ideas!!!)
When all her leaves were secured, she grabbed one of her favorite things.. MOD PODGE!!!
Using a paint brush she Covered her leaf with the Mod Podge.
Then taking some Martha Stewart Glitter she Covered the entire leaf and shook of the excess.
She continued the same process with her other leaves, only using different colored glitter on the rest.
Once her leaves were dried, she tied the ends of her Bakers Twine in a knot and she was finished!
She LOVES her Garden Leaf Necklace and has made several more since.
Some of them with Glitter and Some just left Natural.
All in all, she is one PROUD little girl.
We hope you enjoyed this little Garden Leaf Necklace tutorial and will consider giving it a try.
If your looking for some Healthy Treats for your kids this Summer, I’ve got a Great Coconut Mango Popsicle recipe on my blog. You can check that out HERE.
And, for those of us who tend to neglect our skin during the Fall and Winter months, I shared 10 ways you can get that Summer Glow, HERE!
Have a Wonderful Fun Filled, Summer!