Thursday, November 20, 2014

May Arts: Kids Crafts

Welcome to my kids craft post!
Hadley and I thought it would be fun to make birdseed ornaments for gifts this year. We found this post and used the recipe to make our own!

Cookie cutters work great but I have very few of those so we made most of ours in a muffin pan. 
Straws were pushed into each ornament to hold a space to put our ribbon through.
After they had set up we used 5/8" red cotton stripe ribbon to hang our ornaments. 
For reference, the recipe from the linked post made a full pan of 'muffins' as well as 2 cookie cutter ornaments.

Since we used a ribbon wider than our hole we used silver string/metallic ribbon as our threader. 

Worked like a charm!

These were really fun to make & didn't take too long! I think we will make another batch up for more gifts!

There are even directions for making a box on the blog we found the recipe- so I used some Core'dinations to whip up a quick box, tying it with that same cotton/stripe ribbon. I added some holly leaves because they always make holiday gifts look festive!

A bit of the new kraft raffia for padding inside!

Lots of Kids Crafts inspiration to be found at the blogs below!
You know the Ribbon Lady loves a giveaway-stop by the May Arts blog for the details!!




  1. Oh so fabulous!!! Love the image of Hadley holding the heart- so precious.

  2. I really like this craft idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a FUN project Jen :)
    They look great and will be much appreciated by the birds and bird watchers ... I know that we enjoy watching the birds coming to feed at our house and think this is a great way to keep them around longer => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION with the recipe link and lovey photos!!!

  4. Great idea and I like how you packaged them.

  5. Such a fun and
    thoughtful gift!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Love green crafts and these are so adorable. Your box is so cute too! What a sweet little gift.

  7. Pretty and useful gift. Wrapping it in the nice box added to the love that was being given with the present.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Great idea, love the way it looks and sounds easy for me to do. TFS.


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