I am not crafty, never have been. I even managed to fail my bulletin board assignment in college. I suck at crafts. The spirit is willing, but the mind is disoriented. Enter my fabulous friends...
I have wonderfully crafty coworkers. They are the MacGyver (Joe told me how to spell that) of crafts.
Take my Kindergarten teacher friend, Kristy Godbout. She just recently started her blog Pocketful of Poise and already she is a huge hit! She shows easy tutorials on how to be crafty for cheap! (You know me; fast, cheap, and easy!)
One of her first crafts was how to make a scrapbook paper wreath. Hers was so cute, I just had to give it a try. Check out hers HERE...
And now here is my first attempt..
Pathetic, I know. I didn't trace any circle, so it is lopsided. Just not a pretty sight. No need to spare my feelings.
Well, you know what they say- If at first you don't succeed; skydiving is not for you. I figured I could try this again. If I sucked the second time, I would throw in the towel.
I used a box that Joe had brought home from Aldi today, and I traced around a plate. I wanted some good circles this time! I found some cute animal thingies at Walmart, and owls are very popular lately, so I went to work.
I had already done one of the circles before I remembered to take pictures.
See?! Cute owl thingy! And a piece of peel and stick foam and special craft glue. I probably didn't need the special glue, but it made me feel more crafty.
And now... Drum roll please......
Ta-da! Much cuter, right? Practice makes perfect!
So, thank you Kristy for starting with something even a creatively-challenged brain could handle! I am a big fan, keep up the good work!
And, if you are looking for even more craft ideas, check out Paper Wings. Paper Wings is done by another teacher friend of mine named Tracy Crosby. She taught 5th grade at CHES with me.