Monday, December 10, 2007

Family wreath and our cookie exchange

Okay Okay here it is. This is a wreath I made for my Mother in law (and now I guess for my sister in laws too). It has pics of most of the grand kids... Emily I need a pic of Gracie. I use the fabulous kit from Scrapbook Obsessions it was their Dec Kit. You should stop by the site and pick up the January Kit. Its packed with such great papers and the embellishments this month... oh my. Let me just say they are to good to miss.

Ladies I want to see you make your own wreath.... so I've posted directions below. (I'm going to make scrappers out of all of you, Heather, Melissa, Bethany, Mary Helen)

Foam core board
Pop Dots
Ink (Chestnut Roan by Color box... Hobby Lobby)
4 or 5 pattern papers
Christmas theme rub ons or stickers

To make the wreath

1. Start by cutting a large circle from chipboard or foam core board. This can be any size you want. I used chipboard from my 12x12 paper, so mine was 12 inches. Cut the center out. This will form a ring.

2. Cut circles from pattern papers in various sizes. Mine are 2 inches to 4 inches in size.

3. Ink edges of circles.

4. Cut pictures to fit on desired circles.

5. Start by gluing larger circles to ring form. Not all of the form will be covered with the larger ones.

6. Choose a few circles and add rubons to them.

7. Using pop dots add other size circles. Noting where you want to place your photos. ( I do a test run before I glue anything down)

8. Add photos and ribbon to hang.

9. Hang and enjoy.

Also we had a fun time at the cookie exchange on Saturday. Just to tempt you to start baking here are some ever so delicious pictures of some of the wonderful and may I add too beautiful to eat cookies.
These are Hershey Candy bars that I covered with paper rubons, ribbon and
Mistletoe. I gave these to everyone at the cookie exchange.


Bethany said...

What a fun morning! And really the wreath was the highlight... It is so beautiful. That may be a project for after Christmas, maybe maternity leave? But I would love to have that at Christmas year after year!

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

WOW! the wreath looks great! good job!