Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crafting with my Kids: Jellybean Row Ornaments

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This past summer we visited Atlantic Canada (stops in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). The downtown of St. John’s, Newfoundland is renowned for its colourful “jellybean row houses.”

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The jellybean houses figure prominently in the work of local artists.

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IMG_9914  We even noticed some jellybean birdhouses.

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It was our first trip to Newfoundland and a very special time. I thought it would be a nice idea to add something to our Christmas tree as a memory for 2014.  We used scrap 2X2 wood cut between 2-4 inches high and painted little jellybean houses with acrylic craft paint. Eye hooks were added for hanging. [We didn’t fuss too much about sanding the woodcuts because these were hanging and not playing.]

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And here they are at night!

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Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! Love how they turned out! And the inspiration for them of course :)
    The colorful row houses reminded me of something similar I took photos of when in Malta. It was a row of what we first thought were garages but some of them were converted into shops and office. Truly amazing but not as vivid in colors as yours!

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  2. They are fabulous. I'm sure the girls loved working on this special project. Such a great memory from your trip.

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  3. I always love the projects you do with your girls. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
    xoxo
    vivian

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