I love to do crafts with my kids, BUT I’m NOT overly skilled at making crafts turn out well. My mother-in-law does A LOT of crafts with our kids. However, I want to be the one who does some of them with them. Oriental Trading and I are working together again to help me and YOU to be able to make Christmas gifts made simply.
Items Received For Review
I got the chance to review the items below. These items have helped me to be a more crafty mom. Christmas gift made simply is possible thanks to these awesome products.
How I Used Them
Thumbprint Snowflake Christmas Ornaments
I couldn’t wait to make the Thumbprint Snowflake Christmas Ornaments craft with my kids. They came with the snowflakes and three different color inks. They turned out quite beautifully. I love the fact that I can keep my kids thumbprints for life and use them year after year because these are made from quality card stock. These beauties took all of a few minutes to make. I know many grandparents and long distance relatives who would love to get these for gifts.
MOM Artist Travel Mugs
The second thing I loved was the MOM Artist Travel Mugs. While I think the messages that came with them are sweet and many Moms would like them, I preferred to expand on decorating them in a different way. I had some washi tape that I had gotten to review from Amazon and decided to play with it on these cups. I didn’t think about this idea until I was playing around with these cups. I wish I had been smart enough to do it WHILE placing my order because Oriental Trading has MANY wonderful looking washi tape sets to choose from.
If you have followed my blog at all, then you know that my one big hobby is adult coloring. I love to color images and then turn them into gifts using the adult coloring projects I’ve done. I got the chance to review the Color Therapy Coloring Book set. I thought they were the same books, but they are actually slightly different. My friend’s daughter colored quite a few pictures in the book I gave her to do. She saw some of our creations and is thinking of making some gifts for her family members with them too.
The storage containers are really nice. They provide plenty of room for my crafty supplies. They stack exceptionally well too. I love the fact that they have to locking handles on the side. Plus, a handle on the top makes them easy to carry for when you want to go meet up with your friends and do crafts together. I think I’ll be investing in the larger size though in the future. The medium ones fit well on my desk though!!
Adult Coloring Storage Bags
I had gotten these Adult Coloring Pencil Cases for ME to color and give to the kids to use. My kids had OTHER plans when they saw them. Jimmy colored the above one. We all voted that his was the best out of the three that were done. He really took his time and put some thought into his layout.
I am saving the Glitter Photo Stick Props to take pictures of my kids and myself for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. You’ll have to keep an eye out on our Instagram page and Facebook page to see those images in the future.
If you haven’t already figured out what you’re getting everyone on your Christmas list, I suggest you take a look at Oriental Trading’s website. You’ll be amazed at the number of ideas you may gain. You’ll find a lot of thoughtful gifts at a reasonable price.