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! ;)