Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ornament Review: Snip 'n' Clip Fun - Making Memories #7 - 2014 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute ornament of a simple Christmas craft idea
Cons: I’ve lost what little skill I had in that department
The Bottom Line:
A snip here, clip there
Create a great ornament
Crafty memories




Snipping and Clipping the Way to More Happy Memories

Happy memories comes in all shapes and sizes.  There are the big ones, like fun vacations.  And there are the small ones like craft projects.  Hallmark’s Making Memories ornament series has been proving that with the fun memories that can be made with Christmas activities, and Snip 'n' Clip Fun is no exception.

No, this isn’t about clipping coupons.  Instead, our parent and child snowperson duo are creating paper decorations.  The child has just finished a paper snow flake and the adult has created a folded snowman chain.  They are sitting back to back (so we can see what they are creating) but look like they are about to turn around the share.  In a fun touch, the snow child is wearing a Santa hat instead of the more normal knit hat like the snow parent is wearing this year.  And in another first for the series, neither the dog nor the cat this family owns makes an appearance this year.  There is a stack of paper for more projects sitting between then, and there are scissors between the snow parent’s feet.

Now, I have a confession to make.  I did similar stuff when I was a kid, but it never looked that good.  I’m just not the crafty type.  And the little bit of skill I had as a kid fled after years of non-use.  Seriously, if I tried to make something like this now, it would be a complete and total disaster.

But that doesn’t hamper my enjoyment of the ornament in the slightest.  The idea of a parent and child sitting down and creating stuff like that is heartwarming.    Heck, it almost makes me want to see if I can reacquire a little of the skill for myself again because it looks like they are having so much fun.  It perfectly fits with the theme of the series which is warm memories passed on from parent to child.

As always, the snowpeople are sitting on a flat snowflake base.  This means you can set it out or hang it on your tree, your choice.  It also gives us a great spot for the series marker, in this case a 7 in a Christmas tree.

When you slip a hook through the loop on the side of the adult’s hat, you’ll find that it tips forward ever so slightly.  It still looks great, even with this tip, and I’m sure you can position it on a tree to use that tip to full show it off.

So, while I couldn’t sit down and create the art depicted in Snip 'n' Clip Fun, it still makes me smile.  Parents and kids will love thinking about the fun they’ve had with simple scissors and paper as they hang this ornament on their tree.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Making Memories series.

Original Price: $14.95

2 comments:

  1. I thought this ornament was darling too. I love the expressions on their faces, all the bright colors and the crafts. It just looks like they're having such a good time. Love it!

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    1. The pair in these ornaments always look like they are having so much fun. That's one of my favorite things about the series.

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