Rustics Reborn is the Etsy shop and business of a good friend of mine. Doug is the father of four boys, all of whom have been in our toddler art group over the years. He works with college students by day, and in his spare time creates wonderfully unique coatracks and craft kits out of reclaimed barnwood and vintage knobs.
He and his son Nathan worked together to create this fun Christmas tree craft kit which he sells in his Etsy shop. Rustics Reborn is offering TWO of these craft kits as a giveaway to one winner—perfect for siblings or for a playdate.
We had the chance to try out one of the Christmas tree kits recently while the girls had a friend over, and I have to say that it was thoroughly enjoyed by all three girls. They took turns hammering in the nails with a child-sized hammer...
...wrapping the Christmasy yarn in, out, and between the nails...
...and then removing it all to try it with rubber bands as well, like a geoboard.
I think it looks pretty darn cool with the multi-colored rubber bands!
If you think your kids would have fun exploring and creating with these Christmas tree craft kits, you can see the giveaway details below for a chance to win TWO of them. Or you can buy them in his shop to do as a pre-Christmas craft (& decoration!) or to wrap as a gift. Besides the Christmas tree, he also makes a similar heart craft kit, which would be just as great as a holiday present.
And if you're looking for a gift idea for a special grown-up in your life, Doug makes one-of-a-kind coatracks using reclaimed barnwood and vintage architectural knobs and other salvaged items. They are quite the conversation piece and, of course, perfect for hanging bags, coats, hats, and more. I have one at my back door that I use for holding my gardening gear. And I think it would be fun to hang one in a kitchen for aprons, dish towels, whisks, and potholders...
Here you can see Doug at work, creating a coatrack with his son Justin's school class. And a great photo of his two older boys cleaning reclaimed barnwood in preparation for making the coatracks.
A Christmas Tree Craft Giveaway
Readers who leave a comment to this post by Monday, December 10th at 11:59pm EST will be entered into a giveaway for TWO of Rustic Reborn's Christmas tree craft kits which include a ready-to-hang wood plaque with predrilled holes, nails or screws (you specify which you prefer), and red and green yarn. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Tuesday. (I will also e-mail the winner.) One entry per person, please. Giveaway open to readers in the US only.
This giveaway is now closed.
The random number generator gave me #78, so Marcela wins the giveaway. Congrats, Marcela! (I will e-mail you...)
perfect for my little guy... thanks for sharing.