Saturday, December 24, 2011

Natural Stacking Cups

 Yesterday we finished up our last gifts just in time. We have two sweet little additions in our family this year. Both my sister and sister-in-law had baby boys over the summer and this Christmas will be so wonderful as we celebrate such amazing blessings that have joined our family.
Jolly old Saint Nicholas is almost 7 months old and has a head of  hair I can only dream of and Bryson is about 5 months now and is just about ready to start playing for the NFL. Oh how I love these boys.
We all know about babies and their need to stack, so we made these adorable natural wood stacking cups. I ordered the wooden flower pots on ebay. They were the biggest I could find, just shy of two inches. I wanted to paint them, but keep them safe for those baby mouths so I made paint with food coloring. I mixed about five drops of food color with a tablespoon or so of water. This all depends on how dark or light you want your cups to come out. I love seeing the natural wood grain through the paint. Emma took her time to paint each one for her baby cousins, let them dry and we had Grayson do a test drive. He enjoyed these so much that I just placed an order for some more flower pots. He stacked and re-stacked them over and over again.This is a great toy for many stages.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of many blessings.

xoxo, Green Owl Mama

1 comment:

  1. Melissa,

    I love this idea! I'm making this for favors for my son's first birthday next month. Love your blog, I sent it to all my mommy friends and they all love it too! Keep up the good work!