This week my mom is coming into town! Actually my mom, dad and little sister are coming. I am very excited to see them all and I am sure they are excited to be leaving the 13 degree weather in Chicago to the beautiful 70 degree Southern California weather. My parents will be here for a while and so of course that means my mom and I need to craft! We love tole painting, painting Christmas balls, making wreaths and well just about anything we can think of.
My husband may be shuddering right about now as he remembers all to well this....Several years ago, pre-kids when we lived in Utah; my parents came to visit and we went to Thanksgiving Point. The shops were filled with wonderful Christmas decorations including a ball very much like the one pictured above. We saw it and thought it was beautiful, until we saw the price. We can make that! And that is when the adventure began.
We may or may not have driven to three different stores looking for the right balls.
We may or may not have spent a lot of time making a paper template to cover the blank spots on the ball.
We may or may not have first used glitter glue which just didn't work or stick... so we may or may not have gone back to the store for different supplies.
We may or may not have finally got the balls done to wake up the next morning to find that the glitter had stayed together but sort of peeled off of the balls like peeling a banana.
Eric may or may not remind us of these balls every time we talk about making a craft together.
But as you can see we did finally get them to work.... I honestly can't remember how though.
All I know is this ball that now hangs on my tree will always bring with it a lot of good memories and some I may or may not be trying to forget!