Sunday, December 6, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!


As you might have guessed, I have been extremely busy making gifts. I will have to post them at a later date. However, I can leave you with a couple things that I have done previously.

Last year I made a wreath out of crochet leaves.
I got the pattern off of Lionbrand, but there are many different patterns for leaves that you can use that are free online. You can even use different leaf patterns or add crocheted pinecones (I posted a pattern for them in a previous post). At first I didn't know how to decorate it, but I took it into Michael's for some advice. I think it turned out really well. I didn't make the bow, but they are easy to make and instructions on how to are easy to find online.

I also had left over leaves that I could use to make smaller wreaths to go around door handles (a project that I haven't gotten to yet). I loosely put it together and decorated it with groups of red buttons(for the berries) and it looked really cute.

Another quick idea for a gift or stocking stuffer is coupons. For example, "One coupon that is good for dinner of your choice", "One coupon for a movie of your choice", "etc. My mom always loved these when we gave them to her, especially the ones that gave her "One free foot rub". You can google for more coupon ideas, and even templates if you want to get fancy.

Good luck with your holiday shopping and happy crafting!