A List Maker's Life: Challenge Accepted

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Challenge Accepted

My savvy chic friend issued the #CanYouTopThis challenge on her blog just before Christmas.  After brainstorming several ideas, we came up with something simple enough for anyone to put together and entertaining for the kids over their holiday break.

The challenge was to build anything using this required material:
In addition, we picked up a package of sticky hooks and picture hanging wire.  I intended to sew red curtains, but didn't want the expense of nice fabric.  Instead I hit up the Christmas clearance aisles for two red hand towels - worked perfectly.
We used a razor blade to cut a square opening to the size of our liking.  Using the piece we cut out of the center we cut and scored a rectangle to hang as a shelf and another scalloped edge to finish the top of the stage and hide the curtain wires.
The picture wire is strung across the top and secured.  We poked it thorugh to the back of the stage and then hotglued it down under two more small pieces of ribbon.  The curtains were threaded over the picture wire to our desired length before we "hemmed" them up in the back with a bit more hot glue.  The curtains easily slide back and forth on the picture wire to start and end the show.  When they are not in use they push behind the small white hooks we added to each side

The stage is embellished with red polka dot ribbon, which also keeps the scallops hanging down instead of popping up while the kids perform. 
Let the show begin.

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  1. Katie!! I love it! It's amazing the things you can create at home with very little expense for hours of entertainment. :)

    Thanks for entering!

  2. So cute!! We got those same finger puppets at Target. I am going to have to do this when we get home!

  3. that is super cool. And it really looks like something I could maybe do :O) Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. What a great idea! Perfect for a cold day inside :)

    Good luck, and thanks for entering!

  5. I am totally "stealing" this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Too cute! It looks like you bought it!

  7. That is great!! You are so creative!! What a wonderful idea that will definitely make some memories!

  8. Fantastic! I'd love to make one of these for my kids!

  9. I love a project that can be used over and over again. Creative play is always fun and this will surely make it more of a blast. Thanks for entering.

  10. Very cute, I've been thinking of doing the same thing, but probably not as fancy.


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