I was browsing Blogs over the weekend and found so many great Halloween and Fall ideas. I wish I had time to make all of them...but time is just one thing I don't have a lot of these days. With both boys playing soccer and traveling about 3, 4 or 5 days a week along with my regular full-time job and oh did I mention the house that needs some final touch ups outside before the real cold white stuff starts blowing around! So I'll just have to pick out a few things to make and the rest I'll just feature here on my Blog so that I can show off some favorites. I did find time to finish another piece of jewelry.........
When I visited my grandmother back east this spring she was trying to get my mom to take her old black lace jacket.
She didn't want to throw it away but she no longer wanted it because sun-damage had caused discoloration in some areas.
My mom didn't want it either so she convinced me to take it for the fabric. It's been sitting in my stash ever since. This week though, I paired it with a 10" green wreath-form and two spools of satin ribbon from the dollar store.
Three dollars later, I had a festive Halloween wreath!
For the flower, I cut a bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips of ribbon for the petals and hot-glued the corners and tops back on themselves. I put a dot of hot glue in the centers of the ribbons and pinched them into a pleat before overlapping and adhering them onto a piece of felt. I made the center out of ribbon the way I would make a fabric rolled rose.
Halloween's coming a bit early at our house this year!