Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving?
I was feeling crafty over the weekend and thought I would show you what I made.
A few weeks ago I was shopping at an antique store and found some silver Christmas wreaths that matched my Christmas tree. I pondered on them and left them behind. All I could do is think about these wreaths and the next day when David went into town I asked him to check and see if they were still there. Of course he could not find them so I called the lady and she remembered selling both of them. Sure she did, just my luck. If there is anything I have learned is that if you see it and you love it buy it, the vision will come to you later. Well as you can see I still have not learned my lesson. So I went over to Hobby Lobby and bought a wire wreath. Because now I just have make one. I ordered the aluminum Christmas tree limbs off of eBay (I think) got them in the mail and oh boy did they smell. One of my good friends Erica over at http://goldeneggvintage.blogspot.com/ suggested I freeze them to kill any bacteria. Well before I did that I had already sprayed them, but I have to tell you with spraying them and freezing them it got rid of the smell. Thank you so much Erica.
So I wrapped the wreath first with some silver tinsel I found at the antique store. Hot glue were necessary. The hot glue gun is one of my best friends. lol
I gently bent the Christmas tree limbs to fit the wreath and hot glued them and used silver wire to hold them in place.
My finished wreath. I did not want to put a lot of breakables on my wreath because it was going on the back door. Every one that comes over likes to come through the garage to the back door because they do not like to walk around to the front door. You know what they say back door friends are the BEST.
I decoupaged some ice skates and decorated them with greenery and vintage finds.
I was not sure how much vintage treasures to add so I kept it simple.
A couple of years ago I painted this round pot red with good intentions on making this center piece. Here it finally is. I had a few glass beads so I glued them to the little trees. This ice skating Santa was a recent find. ( I just heart vintage Santa's. ) Instead of moss for the bottom I placed white tulle so it would look like snow.
I joined the Santa Sack Swap over the summer. We had 6 months to make our Christmas gifts for our partner. One gift a month plus and extra one, plus a Santa sack or tote. Cheryll over http://santasackswap.blogspot.com.au/ is a great swap momma. She knows just how to pair everyone up perfectly. Thank you so much Cheryll for all your hard work.
These are the gifts I received from my partner Terry and my cute tote from over at http://quilty-tf.blogspot.com.au/ I can not wait to open my gifts. The open date is to be announced. When I open them I will take pictures and show you. Thank you so much Terry for all my gifts.
Hope y'all have a wonderful day.