Okay. I said I wasn’t going to do any more Western VBS post, but so many have come a searchin’ for ideas, & as we get going in ours, more ideas pop up. Maybe others can benefit.
Last night, I came across the cutest little “leather” concho idea! I made one out of fake leather & lariete roping. Cute, cute, cute!! It’s a nice little craft to do with your own kids this summer just for fun…
Nate thinks they’re pretty cool. His first reaction was they’re like the Lord of the Rings leaf brooches.
The other “Johnny come lately” idea found was a leather lacing picture wallet. They are only $1 per craft & I just hadn’t seen them anywhere else. I’m thinking the kids could put their verses in these.
PS again, May 2016 – I took new pics of my little charmer & posted above. Isn’t he the cutest thing??! I also posted a pic of the back of our concho so you can better see how it is assembled. I used a 1 & 3/4 inch by 2 & 1/4 inch piece of fake leather for the one pictured. I made two identical “loops” about three inches long (so that means the lace was around 6 inches long). First put a cream colored bead in the middle of the lace, then fold the lace in half (pinching the cream bead) & lace five more beads through both ends before tying a knot on the end of each “loop”. I punched holes on either sides of the fake leather with a small hole punch & then threaded the plastic lace through the holes, threading the lace through the cream beads on either ends before tying the knot on the center lace (the one that went through the leather holes). That’s it! Sounds much more complicated when typed out than it actually is to DO.