Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Welcoming the holidays

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday (where is the week going?!?)

As I stated yesterday I have been pretty busy crafting and making holiday items (decorations) and gifts for my family. Today I am going to share (excitedly) something I never thought in my wildest dreams, I would be making. As you can see if you have been watching my blog, I have been quite obsessed with anything burlap. While going into Joann Fabrics for items for a project of her own (will be shared at a later date), my mother saw a burlap WREATH on the front of a magazine and had to share with me. I liked the idea of having an actual wreath for the holidays instead of a wooden candy cane/star combo I have been using, but really no desire to take the time to make one. Being the good mother she is, she searched the internet and found a great tutorial at Top this Top that. And
 then of course she emails it to me at which point I checked them out and still thought COOL, but don't think I have the time or feel like it.

Last weekend, I was in my hometown for breakfast with my high school girlfriends and then dropped of a few wine bottle lights (also to be shared soon) a friend's mother had "ordered" from me. I stopped by to visit my parents for a little and ended up going to Michael's for elastic. Well, we all know how that goes. It's like TARGET- you go in for toilet paper and come out having spent $50 or more on who knows what. Well basically, my mom decided she would by items for her wreath which she was going to make for a housewarming gift. The crafter in me screamed out that I needed to make one too (thanks mom!!!) and so I quickly snagged up my materials as well. (in addition to some ribbon for another project and a bow for this one).

Well enough jibber jabber, let me show you the goods!

 Isn't it beautiful? I posted on facebook and it got a lot of attention from friends and family which of course made my little crafter heart SING!!

 I initially made it without the fun acorn decoration and then redid it once my sister texted me on Monday with a picture of them while on her own craft exploration at Michaels. I knew I had to have a few to add a little extra something.

Needless to say, I showed a picture of my wreath to a coworker while it was still plain with JUST the bows on it and she immediately wanted me to make one for her to buy from me. So I kept hers plain jane and her it is.

Not quite as tightly put together as my end product because this is what mine looked like when I showed her the pictures. Still really fun and able to be customized for any season.

Now, go make yours, you know you want to!! :)

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Janet said... [Reply]

That is really cute!

Kathy Moody said... [Reply]

I love your wreath! It is so pretty!! So thrilled to have you share it at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Blog Hop! Your newest follower, too! Love your blog. :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said... [Reply]

I love a good wreath project and both of yours are beautiful! Happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to what's next!

Megan Githens said... [Reply]

HI! I am your newest follower from a blog hop! LOVE your ideas on here!
megan @

Jodi S said... [Reply]

@Megan Githenswow thanks for the sweet words. Welcome!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Cute wreath! I'm your newest follower!

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Printabelle said... [Reply]

It is gorgeous! I can see why you got a lot of compliments on fb, great job! Thanks for linking up!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said... [Reply]

That is so cute!! I love the burlap! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. Your link got the most views this last week so I am featuring it tonight on my blog!

Marianne Songbird said... [Reply]

What a lovely wreath. All rugged and though with the burlap and yet very sweet and inviting.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.