for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…
welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 31 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.
today, our featured blogger is the totally crafty, super fabulous jaime, of seven sisters. jaime writes…
And I’m here guest posting at According To Kelly!
(doesn’t get any better than that girls!)
I’m Jaime from SevenSisters…
…our blog is about 7 friends who follow God!…and love the following: family, friends, crafting, eating, cooking, baking, decorating, laughing and everything in between!
Stop by and take a peek 🙂
With Christmas on the brain and a little inspiration, I came up with this wreath made out of tags to warmly welcome holiday guests through your door…
First off, lets talk supplies:
♥ wire wreath frame
Mine was the largest I could find at Joann’s, in the floral dept.
♥ ribbon, lace, ric rac or raffia
To tie the tags onto the frame.
♥ findings, stickers, buttons
I found the vintage looking bingo pieces and pretty skeleton keys at Joann’s also…it’s a new line of scrapbooking goods from Tim Holtz…and I’m in love. Some of the paper I used was from the same line…double in love.
♥ lots of tags!
I used tags cut with a Cricut cutter from the scrapbook paper…old Christmas cards would be fun! If you could find a tag punch in the size you wanted…I was unable to locate such an item 🙁
I also had pre-made tags with the hole already in them and some old sewing patterns
…with a brush and some Elmer’s, glued the patterns on and trimmed the excess off…
So the skies the limit from here…once you have all your findings and pretty tags…tie away! Have to admit this wreath was soooo simple to make even though I’d like to lie and say it was a work of art 🙂 the only thing it required a lot of…was time. Making it the perfect thing to do when you’re watching TV.
Here’s what it looks like just getting started…
There’s really no rhyme or reason, just tie as you wish…
The bow is made from 5 inch wide ribbon wrapped in a lacey material to give it that vintage-ish sorta look (since most of the scrapbook paper used for the tags was a vintage print)
Here are some close-ups…once it got movin’ it was super fun
using all the different materials
Hung the keys from the bottom of the bow with velvet ribbon…and done!
Whew! That was fun! Lookin’ for more gift ideas you can make ahead of time??
Thanks again Kelly! Much love…
for more great ideas be sure to visit jaime at & her “six sisters,” mar, s, jenn, janel, lulu & mj at their blog seven sisters.
about jaime: Mom of two crazy-fun grade school girls…usually dreaming up new ways to promote the blog or build the ultimate craft room or freshen up a dollhouse, Jaime is usually hosting Bible study for the girls and their hubbies, baking sweets out of Martha Stewart cookbooks, or finally getting around to painting her kitchen.
baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.