Saturday, September 3, 2011

#11 Contribute Something Homemade to the Family Reunion

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.

If anyone can tell me how to work with the crazy spacing issues in Blogger without messing with composing in HTML, I would greatly appreciate it.  :)

Check it: 101 in 1,001.  

1 comment:

  1. SO stinkin cute! Congrats on your wreath making. I love them. I want to do the felt one SO bad but was a little intimidated.