Saturday, November 24, 2007

Craft Time on Friday

I have this tradition of making snowman ornaments from baby's socks as a "First Christmas" gift. Knowing my tendencies, I decided to make the ornament while they were still here so that they could take it with them ( as opposed to get the Baby's first Christmas ornament when he graduated from High School...) . Of course, that meant everyone who was interested made one too.















This is the one I made for the Baby. (above)


This one was made by my 12 year old son.


I've done workshops with this craft and everyone always loves it. I purchase baby socks whenever I find them on sale. Sometimes, like this time, I use the socks that the newborn has worn and it becomes a keepsake ornament.

The baby sock ornament thing started when my friend Karen gave me this ornament.
I think she gave it to me 9 years ago the same year my last baby was born . I took her idea and using his newborn socks and made another one.
Of course, as always, the kids wanted to make one too and the tradition began.
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ETA: One of these days, I post actual instructions, but for now let me add this:
The main ingredients are baby socks. The body is made from white socks from the toe to just above the heel. The hats are made with the ribbed part from colored socks. We also use pipe cleaners and pom poms, buttons and anything else I can get my hands on.

12 comments:

Michelle Adams said...

Jacki these are darling! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

these are so cute and what a neat idea to use one of the baby's socks for a keepsake! tfs

Dawn said...

These are such a cute little idea. Ohh, what an awesome little snowman. I would love to do this with my sons..

Anonymous said...

These are adorable. Do you knot the hats?

Anonymous said...

that should have read Knit!
Jan W.

jacki j. said...

NO knitting! The hats are made with colored socks.

Flossie's Follies said...

These are adorable, what a great gift and wonderful tradition.

Cathy said...

Adorable! What a great idea to use their socks for their own snowmen. I just love them.

Beth! said...

i look pretty intense in that picture.

and i miss you guys already. (well i missed you guys friday afternoon...)

and it took me three tries to get the right blog, since you have three...

love you :)

Julie Koerber said...

Too stinkin' cute! I will have to try one of those one day. I am a sucker for snowmen!

Sharon in NE said...

These are great!! Its been a longstanding tradition in our family among my sister-in-laws and me that we make Christmas ornaments Thanksgiving weekend. We've been doing this for 30+ years and I have the ornament from each year that we made. The best part is the memories that each holds.

JenMarie said...

WOW ~ I just LOVE your baby sock snowmen!!!!!!!!