Kiddle Family - November 2012

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas Wreath

Pinterest.
I'm loving it.

I saw a quote not that long ago.... something along the lines of....
"Thank you Pinterest for helping me feel creative even though I've really just been sitting at my computer for the last 3 hours."
And while many people probably feel that is so true (and I'll admit, sometimes me too), I don't want it to be just that. Just looking and not doing. That just wouldn't be right. Not when there's so many great tutorials out there. So many things I'd like to make now and yet days ago, I never imagined the kind of lovely things that are out there, just waiting for me to discover them.

So, I'm happy to say that I've done a lot of the things I've pinned. Most I've been happy with, and some have been real disappointments.

Want to know what all I've tried??
A tree mural
Jack-o-lantern in a jar
Halloween toilet decor ... eyes and hands peeking out from under the lid
glowing bubbles (this was a total flop!)
A marshmellow shooter
Cheese and Bacon Potatoe Rounds
Mandarin Orange candle
Different ways to tie scarves
And a few other tutorials that I didn't necessarily pin, but looked at and tried...
Not bad. There's a lot more that I have plans to try.

So, here's one other that can be added to my list too
Ornament Christmas wreath.

My sister, Fern, and I both pinned this one and so today we got together to each make one. All our supplies we bought at the dollar store. The total cost to make it ended up being around $10-$12. I think we're both super happy with how they turned out. I think they would make a fantastic Christmas present for someone.
So easy to make them all look so different Different colors, different bows. I made mine with all the same sized balls. Fern made hers with a variety of sizes and some bells too.

Have a look at our finished wreaths....


If you want to know how we made them... here's a link to the picture tutorial we used.
http://www.everythingfab.com/2010/12/holiday-inspiration-ornament-wreath-diy.html


I want to know what kind of things you've tried and enjoyed that you found on Pinterest. Let me know!

Oh, and next on the list of to-do will be new scarf made from an old shirt (shhhh... I'm going to be cutting up one of Cam's, so don't tell him!) . Completely no sewing, so I hope it turns out.

2 comments:

  1. They really are nice. I'd like to do a black and silver one.

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