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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Crafting with DIY Wreaths

Yesterday was beautiful.  Not only for the weather, but our daughter spent the day with us.  We did everything from walking the dogs, riding the four wheeler, and shopping to CRAFTING. 

Before I share our crafty creations, I want to show off this bag that came to me in the mail.  My beautiful friend Jennifer over at Glinda Quilts made this pants bag for my daughter.  How lucky am I?  Jennifer is one of the most giving quilters I know and she is showering the world with her pants bags.  I'm lucky enough to have two pants bags in the family now.   If you wonder what a pants bag is, Jennifer says, "Pants Bags is the name I call these drawstring bags as I use them when I travel - I don't like to put my drawers in other people's drawers, so to speak!" I'm working on returning her kindness with a surprise, but that will have to wait...  (Oh, the suspense)

Burlap wreath with felt roses

We crafted fall wreaths yesterday.  This is my fall burlap wreath.  I made a Christmas burlap wreath last year and liked it enough to make another.

Burlap wreaths are so simple to make.  This one was made with a roll of wide burlap ribbon and a wire wreath.  Just wrap the burlap around the wreath, weaving it through the top and bottom wires.  I attach the burlap in the back with wire because it may come loose in southwest Kansas wind.

The felt roses are made by cutting a piece of felt into 3 equal sized strips.  Fold and glue the cut edges to the center and roll it up by twisting it slightly into a rose shape while hot gluing it as your roll.  Then just glue the roses on and attach a little string or ribbon bow.  I added a few pine cones to this one, also.

My daughter purchased a vine wreath, silk flowers, little pumpkins, and  leaves.  She hot glued them to the wreath, presto, a fall wreath for her house is made.  Isn't she a beauty?  My daughter and the wreath.

You just can't beat family time. 

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Carla said...

She is a beauty! Enjoy your visit

Nina said...

Jennifer makes the BEST pants bags! I have one too and I just love it. We're enjoying a few pretty fall days also. They seem sweeter knowing that winter is on the way!

Glinda ♥ said...

Your daughter is adorable :)
My Pants Bags will conquer the world LOL!

Loving your wreath, clever Carla :)

Glinda ♥ said...

And you're not supposed to gift me back! Now the suspense is killing ME toooooooooooo :)

Sewing Mom said...

I love autumn and your wreaths are beautiful!