I'm sure you've seen it. you many have even cringed the first time you did. hallmark has it; today qvc had an entire day dedicated to it; magazine covers will soon be all about it; and michael's and joann's...they have it too. you know what I'm talking about...Christmas! today we're just three months away from that joyous celebration!
if you haven't started thinking about your gift giving ideas yet, it might be time to start a list. start small; make a list of five gift recipients; jot down an idea for each. there, you've started.
the past two weeks, I've been focusing a lot of attention on my Christmas quilt top. my first attempt at this process has been time consuming and challenging. but as each row comes together, I inch one step closer to completion. stay tuned, I'll share all the details next week when it's sewn and ready to sandwich.
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last year I picked up this book 75% off at Archiver's. it has plenty of ideas to keep any crafter busy, but I knew my first project had to be this paper wreath.printed supply list:
*one 12" foam wreath, painted green
*100 strips of double sided paper, 1" x 6"
*ribbon for hanging and bow
my project notes:
*I chose a 12" green foam wreath and skipped the painting.
*I used an 8"x 8" single sided holiday paper collection I had in my stash. I glued my favorite papers back to back to make double sided paper and cut each piece into one inch strips.
*the wreath actually took me just 64 strips of paper, because mine were 1"x8" instead of the size recommended.
*I used cranberry grosgrain ribbon to create the hanger and bow. note: be sure to form and attach the ribbon hanger before you add your paper strips.
I was so tickled with this project I used my remaining paper strips to make a second wreath for connor's teacher.
finished gift count: 11
finished santa count: 5
finished home deco count: 2