Every year I make my co-workers gifts for all or part of their presents for the holidays. Last year I did the coasters (see posting from last year of cat/dog silhouette coasters). This year…. FLEECE BLANKETS.
Basic materials: fleece blankets (purchased at a brick and mortar store), embroidery thread, and felt! Basically every time we were sitting on the couches watching TV, I’d work on them.
I wish I had pictures of all of them (I think it was eighteen total), but of course I didn’t remember until I gave them to everyone!
So had a whole bunch of extra wine corks….and nothing to put our Christmas cards on since our fridge is stainless steel and doesn’t take magnets…what to do?…
Wine cork string for Christmas card display!
Yes, tis the season, so most of these posts will be centered around Christmas. Each year I do small presents at work for everyone, and decided to make the gift bags this year versus buying some. I had an unused set of plain white gift bags from Michael’s and used stamps that I made years ago- the wreath. Then I happened to have “to:” and “from:” stamps. Since I like things to be reusable, I put the names on red scrapbook paper and put them on with tape so they can go ahead and reuse the bags again!
So making an upcycled Christmas wreath is pretty easy, and they turn out really well (inexpensive easy holiday decoration!). I made a compliment to my first wreath so I have two outside my door. All the materials except for the wire frame and florist wire (from Michael’s) came from ArtScraps (that I mentioned in my previous post). The material for the second wreath cost maybe $2.
BUT then I showed my husband’s grandma, and she had me make one for her as well:
So there is this great little art store that essentially has tons of art scraps nearby me, thus the name, ArtScraps. Well, I wanted to make a wreath and had a wire frame so I stopped by there, and picked up some remnant supplies- i.e. pinecones, some thin green garland for fill-in, and ornaments.