Monday, December 1, 2014

Busy, Busy for the Holidays!

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Just like most of you… I have been super busy preparing for the Holidays! Getting gifts ready, cards made, assembling ornaments… and making wreaths!
Some might remember the post had a few months back about a new skill I found … wreath making …. Well, as it turns out those same friends asked if I would make wreaths for them to use as Christmas gifts! I was very flattered that then liked the first ones I made to return and ask for new wreaths, and to use them as gifts makes me smile!

It took a bit longer to make these than I had hoped for… not because the process is lengthy or time consuming… it took a long time, because I have had TOO MANY PROJECTS going!!

 

Here are the new wreaths… one for a UT fan and one for someone that can use it for both Christmas and with a bow change can use it for 4th of July!
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Now, I didn’t get a photo of the UT one finished… the ‘C’ was painted white and installed correctly… and I made a solid blue bow to go with the red chevron one for the 4th!

While making all these wreaths I found a red burlap one on Pintrest that I liked and used it as inspiration for one of my very own! The brown burlap doesn’t do much for me, but the rich red color really stuck with me… so I gathered the supplies and got started!
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Most of you know I have a ‘thing’ for snowflakes. Our Christmas tree every year is covered in snowflakes, my husband finds me a new different one to add each year. Most of my Christmas cards include a snowflake of some kind… You’ll notice from this photo that my work table in the craft room has several snowflakes under the mat that I used as mock-ups for this years Christmas card. I’ll post a photo of them later on… I used a dollar store plastic snowflake to mount the ‘R’ on the wreath. It also has a bow made with blue/white snowflake ribbon. (I made it Red/White/Blue with out make it overly 4th of July, but it is still 100% me, patriotic through and through!)

 


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Here it is hanging on our front door!

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Photo Nov 29, 2 51 38 PM I also made a tomato cage tree for the flower pot that welcomes folks at our front door… not to shabby for an old cage and a few old strings of garland! … I have to admit that it looks pretty good lit up with its LED lights!

I’ll have more projects to post later this month… so check back!

And have a very Merry little Christmas!
Ang

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