Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Making "Handmade" things at Christmas"

This wreath I made after seeing so many made on Blogs.. I used a dollar store foam wreath and wrapped it with cotton batting and tulle. Then I used the thick "Wool"
yarn. (Makes wrapping so much faster!) There is a trick doing this wrapping of the yarn.. I haven't exactly gotten it mastered yet.. Was pretty fast. I then wrapped some white yarn.. The rest of the doodads are just some fun things I have picked up while thrifting,yard sales... It is hanging on my shutters with our stockings...

This wreath was made the same technique.. I used two different greens.. and incorporated the thick red yarn.. I cut out some felt for Holly leaves and made the berries with some red felt. I just cut out circles, gathered it it up and put a little stuffing inside.. Then I flattened it.. The bird nest is a fun yard sale find.. I have a hug bin of doodads for christmas crafts..
I had not made curtains for our windows yet.. In our home we have 3 good size windows in the Family room.. We do have wood shutters.. I decided to just made a crocheted garland for now instead.. I chain stitch/double stitched 2 different colors of yarn.. Then I crocheted them together with white yarn.. just by using a single stitch. Then I made pom poms.. (Remember those?) I have been gathering old wool sweaters lately and using them for crafts.. I made a small little wool wreath to go on my garland.. Just with a wire coat hanger about a 3" circle and just cut the wool into 1" pieces. Then I used part of an old turquoise/blue sweater
and made a Bow for the middle and made some red yarn pom poms for the middle.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some fun things I have made.. I love handmade things
at Christmas..

I hope you are enjoying your Holidays.. So much to do and yet, it is almost here..
I know I am not going to get everything done and made that I wanted to.. Oh well!
There is always something to look forward to next year..

God Bless and Merry Holidays and a Happy New Year to all!!


blushing rose said...

Love the first one best, but all are really nice creations.

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Kara Ward said...

Darling! I love a pretty wreath! especially when they hang on a mirror....Happy Holidays!

Grandmotherfairy said...

I can't believe how creative you put my "peeps" to shame:)

Alisa said...

It looks to me, as if you have mastered it! They look great!

Lady Linda said...

Caleen, all your creations are so pretty. How fun to display them during the holidays. I've been meaning to tell you that I LOVE the R.S. board at church. It's always so fun to see what you're going to do next.