Monday, October 11, 2010

Art Night- Autumn Wreaths

Monday night is Art Night at our house. And tonight was a beautiful, warm October evening so the kids and I went the local park by the library. We walked around the ponds and watched the ducks, saw some squirrels chasing each other around, and even saw at least one blue heron (not sure if it was more than one or just the same one flying around). While we walked and enjoyed nature, we also kept our eye out for pretty leaves, acorns and other things to use in our art project.
After the kids got tired of walking, we headed home to make our Autumn wreaths. We just cut holes out of the middle of paper plates and then glued our findings on any way we liked. We were going to hang them up once they're dry, but I think we are going to put some candles in jars in the centers and arrange them on the table for some festive fall decorations.

Hannah had so much fun that she made two wreaths AND then filled this shallow box with more treasures.
James stuck with simplicity on his and I glued as many leaves as I could to mine. We all had a great time exploring outside together and creating our wreaths.


  1. I love your idea for a family art night, and this project is great. I love Hannah's box of treasures too :)

    I like the new look of your blog and always enjoy reading your posts.

    Oh, and I enjoyed seeing your grandma, mom and brothers last weekend. Your grandma had a wonderful party and she was sooo happy to see about 100 guests!

  2. Hello there! I saw you are following my blog so I thought I would say hello and it's nice to meet another Hillsboro mama. :) Your blog is very cute, looking forward to getting to know you better via blog land. :) Happy Fall!!

  3. Michelle, thanks for you nice comments. Glad you got to see everyone last weekend. Wish we could have been there too! Sounds like it was a great party!

    Patti, thanks for stopping by. I was going to comment on your blog, but it was getting so late last night when I came across your blog that I needed to get to bed. Was excited to see another Hillsboro mom...looking forward to getting to know you too! God bless!

  4. Amber you are and overachiever and a half! But beautiful creations.