The girls and I decided to spend an afternoon creating fun jewelry for them to give to their friends for Christmas and for Winter. Oriental Trading was nice enough to send us the supplies for our little party. We ordered a variety of different jewelry and ornament kits that have various degrees of difficulty. The girls wanted to make some holiday themed jewelry as well as some winter themed ones, so they can wear them into the New Year!
We put out fun Penguin Party themed table cover, napkins and plates. The table cover protected the table and we used the plates to hold our beads. Of course the napkins were used for our cookies. We spent hours stringing beads. For the Christmas Charm Bracelets and for the Beaded Snowman Charm Bracelet, the girls did the stringing and I did the tying. I used a little bit of very strong glue on the parts that I tied, so that there is no chance of these bracelets coming undone. They turned out so cute!
While the girls worked on their projects, I did a couple of my own. The Holly Beaded Bracelet and the White Christmas Bracelet required a little more skill than the girls could handle. Plus, it required some jewelry tools. But the instructions are easy to follow and it really doesn’t take much time at all. They are fun accessories for the festive season!
Once the bracelets were all made the girls either decorated little stockings or wrapped up their gifts in these adorable little cellophane bags. The bags were tied up with these Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments that they made. They added a Christmas Beaded Heart Ornament Craft for their friends to make in addition to the jewelry.