A couple things you may need to know... I am the queen of unfinished projects, so I hope this blog will keep me accountable and make me finish the projects I start. I don't always do things the proper way, I tend to shortcut things. In that process, I come up with ways to do things that might make you shake your head. I've never used a drill and don't know how to sew...WHAAAT?! I have friends that help me with those things, but I'm thinking about learning how to sew and actually picking up a drill.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will share my "gratitude wreath" as my first official post. I spotted the idea in the November 2011 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The idea of the wreath is to add a leaf to it every day with something you are grateful for. Below is my version of it.
Supplies: scissors, pearl topped pins (I used tacks and found them to be too short), foam wreath form, burlap (I used burlap garland), feathers, paper for the leaves
I took it one step further and decided to "gobble" my neighbor. (Definition of "gobble": to gobble is a spin off of the Halloween ding dong ditch booing or ghosting.) The neighbor I "gobbled" always does for others so I wanted her to know how much we appreciate her and her family. Below is the note I attached to a grocery bag with the wreath in it.
I had grand ideas of putting pumpkin muffins in the bag with the wreath, but time was a wastin' and I needed to get it out the door. That's how a lot of my plans go...grand ideas go simple. Oh, PS, I just pinned everything so I can change the wreath for the seasons if I want. Keep the burlap, take off feathers, change ribbon....add Christmas ornaments, poinsettias, etc. I love multi-functional things!
Well, I DID IT! My first official post! Hope you stop by again...