December. I forget how much I love this month until it's here. Maybe because I have a family now, with my own children that makes it so much more special. One tradition we have is making a few crafts. This year I remembered a can full of Popsicle sticks and I knew I wanted to try something different. Something to transform it. After gluing a few snowflakes for my daughter to paint and glitter, it came to me. A wreath. Yes, a Popsicle wreath would do.
I started with six sticks, overlapping and gluing them in a hexagon shape. I continued this pattern, bringing the sticks closer as I layered them on top of the previous layer. For this small wreath, I used 36 sticks in all. After the glue was dried I inserted small pine branches and rosemary with other leaves from our area.
We also made our snowflakes using white acrylic paint and sprinkling glitter on top while the paint was still wet. I added a little white button in the center of mine. Looking forward to more crafts and traditions for this month!
In other news, I have a feature on The Merrythought and an interview for My Everyday over at Kelli and Vanessa. I am so thankful, humbled and honored to be a part of both!