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Handmade Gift Exchange

A few weeks ago I signed up to be part of Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange.  I was assigned a partner, and my partner and I exchanged several "get-to-know-you" e-mails.  Based on our e-mails, we came up with gifts to surprise each other with! This was such a fun thing to be a part of it!  You can check out the link and see some of the gifts that were made.

My partner has a blog, and she makes some UH-MAZING things!  You can check Michelle's site out here.  She made me a scarf, headband, and earrings, and they are lovely!  Thank you so very much, Michelle!

I didn't spoil Michelle to the extent that she spoiled me, but I did make her something!  I had all kinds of ideas, and after several messages back and forth, I decided to make a wreath for her front door.  She said she has a burgundy front door, and she has always wanted a wreath, but never had one.  Well, I could change that!  Guess who made a wreath for her new friend?!

I wanted to make a neutral wreath for two reasons.  First, I thought it would look great against a burgundy door.  Second, if I kept the wreath neutral, Michelle would be able to keep the wreath up for awhile.  (As opposed to a fall themed wreath or a Christmas wreath that would only be displayed for a short time.)

Here is a brief (well, as brief as I know how to be!), step-by-step process of how I made this wreath.

I started with a foam wreath form and I wrapped it in a couple of layers of batting.

After that, I wrapped the wreath with strips of drop cloth.

I loved the texture, but it needed something else, so I cut part of an old doily and attached that to the wreath.  Much better!

Next I added some floral picks.

Then I added some "flowers", also made out of drop cloth.

The flowers needed a little something, too, so I added some vintage pearls that I recently picked up at the flea market.  Lovely!

And there she is!

I hope Michelle enjoys her wreath!  I will see if she can send me a picture, and I will share it on here if she does!

I had a very blessed Thanksgiving, and I pray you did too! 

Enjoy the Son!

P.S.  I have soooooo many projects to share with you, and I have not made them time to post them.  My goal is to share one post every day (Monday-Friday) next week.  Just a fair warning for your inbox! ;)

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    Hand made gift is exceptional from the other types of gifts.There are many people who have the ability of produce some unique hand made gufts.But on the other hand some people like those,though they do not know how to make those gifts.

Reader Comments (5)

You make your crafts so simplly stated that it does make me want to try new things. Love the wreath!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

beautiful holly!!!!! ;-)

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkt

what a beautiful wreath, you did a great job your partner is one lucky lady!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Clarke

What a beautiful wreath! :) The neutral colors and vintage elements are so lovely! GREAT job!

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Beautiful wreath. What a lucky partner you had! Wasn't the gift exchange fun?

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ Laura's Crafty Life

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