New Year family focus collage

This New Year family focus collage is a great craft to do together after the excitement of Christmas is over & feel positive about new year!

New year family focus collage PIN

Last year, our kitchen wall looked so dull after we’d taken down our paper cup advent calendar – I wanted to get something fun and colourful up right away.  On New Year’s Day we talked about the fun things we had in store this year and what we are looking forward to as a family.  Then I added these to a big piece of thick watercolour paper, cut out some numbers, added animals and sequins, plus a couple of watercolour illustrations to make a new year family focus collage.

2014

I left plenty of space so that we could add to the collage throughout the year – more pictures, photos, postcards etc.  It’s clipped to a ribbon, so we could even expand along that if we need to.  Here is how our collage looked when I took it down in December.

2014

We have decided to make this another New Year family tradition, as it is a great way to document and summarise each year.  Here is next year’s all ready to be filled!

New Year family focus collage

2015

It makes me feel really positive about the new year and not so sad that Christmas is over!

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'New Year family focus collage' has 9 comments

  1. January 6, 2014 @ 4:14 am Emma

    Mummy’s sabbatical – that sounds like fun! Em x

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    • January 6, 2014 @ 6:51 pm Hodge Podge

      Still not sure exactly what to do with it, but any paid time away from the office is good! ;)

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  2. January 6, 2014 @ 4:29 am rebecca at thisfineday

    Beautiful collage! I love that you plan to add to it. We did something kind of similar making a family new year wishing star for our stairwell filled with all of our wishes for 2014 :-)

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    • January 6, 2014 @ 6:54 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Rebecca! I LOVE your wishing star (and have already Pinned it) :D

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  6. December 16, 2014 @ 4:26 pm Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    What a neat idea! Pinning and planning to try it in our family!
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    • December 16, 2014 @ 11:07 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Lisa – We’re just doing one for 2015 now! :)

      Reply


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