Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafty Tuesday: Happy Housewarming!

For reasons that absolutely escape me, lately I have been completely unable to give a gift that was not handmade (or at least partially handmade). I have no real explanation for this, given that I am not exactly swimming in time, other than that I have clearly lost my mind. But, crazy or not, it is what it is.

Also, have I mentioned my love of Pinterest lately? Or the fact that my love of pinterest leads me to want to make things that I never could have come up with on my own?

A coworker of mine got married last year, and she and her husband just bought their first house. It's quite a lovely house, and I was searching the corners of my brain for something to get her as a housewarming gift. And while searching for ideas, I ran across some wreaths on pinterest, including one that I thought I could change a bit to match what I was thinking of.


Now all I have to do is figure out how to make a wreath. Luckily, it turns out that it is not only incredibly easy, but it is pretty quick too! It didn't turn out exactly as I had originally pictured, but I was still pretty happy with the end result!

I have to say, I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Which is good, since I bought materials to make several more over the next few weeks! Maybe next time I will think to take pictures of the process...I think this would make a great holiday gift!

See what other crafty goodness people have to share at Carrie's!

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Stacy said...

You did a great job! I love Pinterest, too. I have gotten some great ideas from there, and have some supplies to make up some gifts. I should probably get started on them, too!

Unknown said...

Sweet. That is a fun gift! I am addicted to Pinterest, which is probably why I don't have any projects to show again this week. I have fishing, though! :-)

Arizaphale said...

So is that their house number? Looks fantastic. I loved doing home made gifts in the past. Lately I can barely bring myself to make a decision in the gift shop! Phases of life I guess. I'm hoping I get my crafty mojo back someday :-)
PS I am keeping away from Pinterest as I do not need any more addictions!!