Every July, the hubs' family throws a 3-day family reunion. On day 2 there is always a raffle and a pretty sweet raffle, at that. Always lots of goodies and my personal favorite, the homemade stuff. I appreciate something a million times more when I personally know the person who put their heart into it. So every year I intend on contributing and I only have a few times but it has been awhile. So with Google Reader becoming a mainstay of my life this past year, I had "starred" a few wreaths that I thought were cool and I made them.
Without further ado, let me proudly introduce what I contributed this year...
I thought this one was sooo cute for if you were having a party! If I had to do it over again, I would use smaller floral pins (the ones I used were coming through the other side in some spots) and smaller balloons because some of them are a little bit big, I think. It cost less than $15 and took about 45 minutes from start to finish - not bad!
I wanted to make this one for a long time for myself but never did. So my lucky cousin was the recipient of it and hopefully I will get around to making another for myself soon. I cannot recall how much it cost, maybe $20? And this one took a bit of time with all of the fabric cutting but my wonderful hubs helped me so it wasn't too bad. With his help, probably took me an hour and a half to two hours from start to finish.
This one turned out to probably be my favorite - well, I don't know, I really liked the red one...- and was definitely the least work. And the best part is that it was all my idea! I went into JoAnn's knowing that I wanted to make one for 4th of July and that I wanted to incorporate fabric, yarn and rosettes and this is what I came up with! I got .25 yards of 3 different patriotic fabrics, a skein of cheap, white yarn and a foam wreath. It was about $15 and took me maybe 30 minutes. So easy!
I love making wreaths, I have discovered. Maybe it will be my reunion "thing" now!
And just for good measure, here is a pretty pic of Josie from this year's reunion.
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