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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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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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